Oof: McClatchy ‘Reporter’ Claims Criminal Investigation Into Hillary Clinton’s Conduct Is Not About Her

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 at 7:37 am

What the hell kind of mental gymnastics is this?

So there’s an investigation into her conduct and likely criminal behavior but not into her? How on earth do these morons come up with this crap?

“How serious could this be for Hillary Clinton based on what you found?” co-host Willie Geist asked.

“It could be serious,” Kumar said. “There are several investigations into her conduct, not into her, but into her use of personal email and a personal server. So she’s facing an FBI investigation, she’s got some investigations on Capitol Hill, and then yesterday, we heard from the Inspector General of the State Department saying that he is now looking into her aides’ use of personal email.”

This bit of unsolicited passive voice was reminiscent of last week, when several media outlets made very sure to say that Clinton’s server, and not Clinton herself, were the target of a federal investigation.

Meanwhile, have a look at the New York Times front page and see if you can find the Clinton story. You may need a magnifying glass.

4 Responses to “Oof: McClatchy ‘Reporter’ Claims Criminal Investigation Into Hillary Clinton’s Conduct Is Not About Her”

  1. zipity on 12/12/15 at 9:28 am

    Right. And the Nuremberg trials were looking into the Nazis conduct, but not actually into THEM….

  2. looking closely on 12/12/15 at 10:11 am

    >>”FBI investigating sending of classified material”.

    Yeah, that classified material just stuck itself onto a server (that happened to be paid for, owned, managed, and used personally and in an ongoing manner by Hilary Clinton) and then SENT ITSELF off in the ether!

    Amazing how that happens!

    This distinction is a bit of ridiculous face-saving semantics. By definition, all criminal investigation is about criminal behavior. By definition inanimate objects cannot engage in criminal behavoir. . .only human beings can.

    So sure, its not about Clinton. . .its about WHAT SHE DID.

    Unless you’re also going to make the disqualifying (and ridiculous) argument that Hilary Clinton has no idea what she’s doing and therefore shouldn’t be held responsible for her action, this is also about her.

  3. Andy on 12/12/15 at 10:56 am

    Just think of the media as Gollem and Hillary (or Obama, etc) as PRECIOUS and you’ll get the picture.