by William Skink
I had a chance to sample some cable news today, and I have to say I was most impressed with Fox. I don’t know the name of the smarmy guy that runs The Five, but he essentially pointed out that the presidential health question script had flipped from liberal media blasting any question of Hillary’s health as a rabid, right-wing conspiracy theory, to Mika Brzezinski imploring mental health professionals to assess Trump while David Plouffe tried diagnosing Trump as a psychopath on Meet the Press. What impressed me is the Fox pundit clearly stated they (both brands of media) were all hypocrites.
One of the differences between the two brands, though, is how far the pro-Hillary media is willing to go to squash the health issue for Hillary. Dr. Drew had his CNN show canceled a week after going on record with his concerns regarding Hillary’s health, and now a long-time Huffington Post contributor has apparently had two articles removed and his publishing privileges revoked:
On Sunday night, an obviously shaken Huffington Post contributor, David Seaman, posted a video to YouTube after the HuffPo had taken measures to revoke his publishing access and delete two articles he had previously published on Hillary’s health…a move that left him “a little scared” and “spooked out”.
According to Seaman, he has a long standing relationship with the Huffington Post which has included “100’s of successful articles” that have been published under the banner.
The most chilling part of this most recent attempt by certain media outlets to insulate Hillary Clinton from legitimate concerns regarding her health is the part of the Youtube clip where David Seaman feels like he needs to clearly state he is not accident prone or currently experiencing depression:
“I’ve honestly never seen anything like this. This is happening in the United States in 2016. It’s frankly chilling. I’m a little scared. I’m doing this video also to say, I’m not suicidal right now; I am not a particularly clumsy person; I don’t own a car at the moment. So if I’m to slip in the shower over the next couple of days or something silly like that you have to really employ probability and statistics here because I’m not a clumsy person, right, and I’m also not a depressed person right now. I’m a person who is spooked out though.”
“For Huffington Post to delete those posts without any notice, that is Orwellian. That is something I’ve read about happening in mainland China.”
I can understand why David Seaman feels spooked. With the latest merchant of death, Paul Wolfowitz, signaling he might have to vote for Hillary (Huffington Post), taking precautions as a marked traitor to the Clinton crusade makes sense.
The Hillary protectorate within the media should be careful, though. The quickness in flipping from freak-out over questioning Hillary’s health to attacking Trump could give Trump the victim card, and right when he’s obviously lagging behind in the polls and the first debate approaches.
As for David Seaman, if I were him I would avoid cars with computer chips, small planes, solitary walks up mountains, and really any situation where a “mugging” or other unfortunate accident, like death by workout, could take place.
Best of luck, David.