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NYT calls on Google to hide Hillary Clinton’s failing health

The MSM don’t even bother to pretend to be objective in this election. They are now in-your-face with their partisan bias. See:

The latest media whore for Hillary is New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo, age 38.

Farhad Manjoo

Patrick Howley reports for Breitbart News, Aug. 1, 2016, that in a tweet, Manjoo calls on Google to “fix” its search engine results to hide evidence of Hillary Clinton’s failing health, and dismisses talk of her health as “conspiracy theories”.

Farhad Manjoo tweet

Of course, liberals like Manjoo pick and choose when it comes to conspiracy theories: Hillary blaming the “vast right-wing conspiracy” is OK, but when it comes to anything that’s not in their Demonrat script, it’s just looney tinfoil-hat “conspiracy theories”.

From Wikipedia:

Farhad Manjoo (born August 19, 1978) is an American journalist and author. Manjoo was a staff writer for Slate magazine from 2008 to 2013 and left Slate in September 2013 to join The Wall Street Journal as a technology columnist. In January 2014, Manjoo became the “State of the Art” columnist for The New York Times, replacing David Pogue. He has been a contributor to National Public Radio since 2009.

Manjoo’s call for Google to censor its search engine results was in response to former New York governor Rudy Giuliani saying, during an argument on Fox News about how sick Hillary really is, “Go online and put down, ‘Hillary Clinton illness,’ and take a look at the videos yourself.”

Breitbart News‘ Howley notes that:

“Clinton frequently leans against stools on stage at her campaign speeches, and she admitted that she was exhausted by the end of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia — even though, as far as this reporter could tell, she was just sitting in her hotel the entire time until she gave her acceptance speech to scattered boos.”

FOTM has extensively posted on the many undeniable signs of Hillary’s ill health. See:

~Eowyn

Hillary Clinton refuses to release her up-to-date detailed medical records

The MSM no longer even bother to conceal their partisanship, but openly admit they are abandoning all pretenses of journalistic objectivity to promote and protect Hillary Clinton. See:

The latest example is ABC News taking down the web-page of a KABC radio interview with television personality Dr. Drew Pinsky, in which he called the symptoms displayed by Hillary “bizarre” and said he’s concerned about the “1950s level of care” Hillary is receiving because “It just seems like she’s getting care from somebody that she met in Arkansas when she was a kid.”

The MSM are trying to dismiss questions about Hillary’s health as malicious rumors of “conspiracy theorists,” one of the MSM’s favorite terms of abuse, as if there are no real conspiracies.

But if all is well with Hillary, let’s just settle this once and for all.

Let’s see Hillary Clinton’s up-to-date, detailed medical records! A website is even offering a $1 million reward for those records.

But she is refusing to do that.

Fox News reports Aug. 20, 2016, that the only medical record of Hillary which her campaign released was a SUMMARY from her doctor, Lisa Bardack, more than a year ago, declaring that Hillary was “fit to serve” as president. (In contrast, 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain released the full 1,173 pages of his medical records.)

In the July 28, 2015 letter, Dr. Bardack, an internist in Mount Kisco, N.Y., declared Hillary as:

“a healthy 67-year-old female whose current medical conditions include hypothyroidism and seasonal pollen allergies. Her past medical history is notable for a deep vein thrombosis in 1998 and in 2009, an elbow fracture in 2009 and a concussion in 2012…. Mrs. Clinton’s current medications include Armour Thyroid, antihistamines, Vitamin B12 and Coumadin…. In summary, Mrs. Clinton…is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States.”

Note the careful choice of the word “include” in the phrase “whose current medical conditions include . . . .”

Below are screenshots I took of Dr. Bardack’s July 28, 2015 “Healthcare Statement” on Hillary Rodham Clinton. (You can see the original in PDF form here.)

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Does this (see below) look to you like a woman “in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States”?

Hillary Clinton being helped up the stairs to a fundraiser in Charleston, SC, Feb. 24, 2016 — the same occasion when strange bulges on her back under her roomy green coat suggest she was wearing a defibrillator vest. The black man on her left is neurologist, Dr. Oladotun Okunola, who had been seen at her side, carrying a Diazepam auto-injector pen.

And does this hole in Hillary’s tongue look like she’s “in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States”? Seriously?
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This is the same Dr. Lisa Bardack who is rumored to have penned a one-page memo stating Hillary Clinton has a form of dementia called Subcortical Vascular Dementia, as well as worsening and more frequent black-outs, uncontrollable twitching, memory loss and complex partial brain seizures from that 2012 concussion. See below.

HillaryMedicalRecords by Lisa Bardack, MD

Last Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, pressed about Hillary’s health, her campaign’s chief strategist Joel Benenson finally responded.

As reported by Nick Gass for Politico — the same Politico whose chief investigative reporter Ken Vogel obligingly colluded with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to protect Hillary  — Benenson said the campaign has no plans to release Hillary’s up-to-date detailed medical records. He “sees no reason to put out an update on her health” and denounced the rumors of her ill health as “ludicrous” “trumped-up allegations” that “do not even rise to a level of rebuttal.”

For her part, Hillary’s campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri blames that tired old trope — “the vast right-wing conspiracy”. Palmieri said, “Donald Trump is simply parroting lies based on fabricated documents promoted by Roger Stone and his right-wing allies”.

The American people disagree.

A new Rasmussen Reports survey found that 59% of voters believe all major presidential candidates should release at least their most recent medical records to the public. That figure is up from 38% of Americans in May 2014, when questions about Clinton’s health were first being raised. (Incredibly, 30% of voters don’t think presidential candidates should have to release their recent medical records; 11% are undecided.)

Dr. Jan Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), thinks that “the questions being raised are legitimate given that it impacts who leads our nation. As a physician, you cannot help but to ask questions.” She said she has received both positive and negative responses to her recent column on the AAPS’s blog which asks whether Hillary “medically unfit” to serve as president.

Fox News says Hillary’s physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack’s office “declined to comment.”

Hillary’s campaign blaming legitimate questions about her health on a “right-wing conspiracy” is almost funny because, as already admitted by the New York Times and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, it is the MSM who are engaged in a vast left-wing conspiracy to promote, protect, and conceal the truths about Hillary Clinton.

See also:

H/t “Barry Soetoro Esq” for the video.

~Eowyn

Sunday funnies!


DCG

Stop Tweeting Your #Firstsevenjobs

Why?

Because according to the Slate author, “It’s just a way to disguise your privilege.”

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From Slate: August is the dullest month. Offices across the land sit half empty. It’s too hot to do anything outside. There’s nothing good on TV. (Even the Olympics, which ostensibly rescue us from indoor boredom every four Augusts, are largely boring. Dressage?) And so we denizens of the internet attempt to entertain ourselves the only way we know how: by playing stupid hashtag games on Twitter.

Last week’s was even stupider than usual. Social media users employed the hashtag #firstsevenjobs alongside straightforward, unadorned lists of their actual first seven jobs. The hashtag originated with singer-songwriter Marian Call, who told Marketplace, “I like this hashtag because it’s really individual, it’s about each person’s really tiny journey and you get to see thousands of strangers reflecting on that.”

With all due respect to Call, who is probably a wonderful musician, #firstsevenjobs is a very bad hashtag. For one thing, no one can agree on what the hashtag actually is: You’ll get hundreds of results whether you search #firstsevenjobs, #myfirstsevenjobs, #first7jobs, #myfirst7jobs, or #1st7jobs. (For some reason, #my1st7jobs didn’t really catch.) The whole point of a hashtag is that it can be used to organize disparate tweets into a single stream; that doesn’t work if no one can agree on whether numbers ought to be expressed as numerals or words. (This problem afflicts the recently trending #fav7films, too. Perhaps it’s time for Twitter to collectively adopt AP Style rules: Spell out single-digit numbers, but use numerals for numbers 10 and above.)

For another thing, #firstsevenjobs—my preferred, AP-approved rendering—encourages navel-gazing of the most boring variety. Granted, posting on social media is inherently self-indulgent, but this hashtag doesn’t even encourage people to be creative or funny in tooting their own horns. You might learn interesting factoids about celebrities by searching the hashtag—Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda started out operating the slush machine at his aunt’s store! Writer Erik Larson used to wash pig sperm out of laboratory glasses! Actress Kerry Washington worked at The Limited!—but the average Twitter user’s #firstsevenjobs tweet is unlikely to interest anyone beyond his or her mother.

But what really bothers me about #firstsevenjobs is the ideology it reflects. #Firstsevenjobs promotes the ideal, as old as America, of the self-made man who creates his own destiny through hard work. The archetypal #firstsevenjobs tweet begins with a few humble, menial jobs—babysitting, retail work, slush-machine operating—and culminates in glory. Even if the seventh job on the list isn’t anything to write home about, the tweeter’s bio will demonstrate that she has overcome adversity to attain an interesting, lucrative, or high-powered career. “What is compelling about this snapshot of career trajectories is that it, by nature, emphasizes a career as a journey and not necessarily the logical result of a blinkered, do what you love mantra,” writes Adam Chandler in a piece praising the hashtag at the Atlantic. “It also implicitly belies and discourages narratives fashioned by nepotism and privilege.”

It’s true that the hashtag discourages narratives of privilege, but that doesn’t mean those narratives aren’t true! #Firstsevenjobs obscures the extent to which the socioeconomic status we are born into shapes our career potential. In fact, it seems designed to make people feel smug about pulling themselves up by their bootstraps, even though their career success probably had more to do with luck than with hard work or determination. #Firstsevenjobs is an optimistic hashtag, but also an unrealistic one.

Social mobility in America has been stagnant for 50 years, even as the gap between rich and poor widens. A 2009 study comparing the U.S. to several Western European nations, Australia, and Canada found that “there is a stronger link between parental education and children’s economic, educational, and socio-emotional outcomes than in any other country investigated.” There are plenty of possible reasons for this—the high cost of college, the frayed social safety net, the death of unions—but the upshot is that the social caste you are born into is more relevant to where you end up than your first seven jobs. A more illustrative hashtag, in my opinion, would be #myparentsjobs, which would reveal the extent to which social status and income potential remain fixed from one generation to the next. (And it shouldn’t surprise anyone that most people’s first seven jobs were humble. The jobs that teenagers and young adults take are almost by definition unskilled jobs, whether they’re rich or poor.)

Read the rest of this diatribe here.

h/t Twitchy

DCG

Notice of Plagiarism

On August 19, 2016, a day after I published my post, “Arkancide: lawyer of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange dead,” Memory Hole Blog published a post purportedly by Louis Garday Jr., titled “Arkancided? The Untimely Death of Julian Assange’s Lawyer“.

That post is not written by Louis Garday Jr., but is instead a word-for-word plagiarism of my post of August 18, 2016 here on Fellowship of the Minds, “Arkancide: lawyer of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange dead”.

I’ve left a comment on Memory Hole Blog asking its administrator and owner, James Tracy, to either take down Garday’s post or correct the author’s name, with an apology to me. The comment is awaiting his “moderation” or approval for publication.

~Dr. Eowyn

Hillary Clinton’s thugs threaten to shut down Breitbart and theaters showing ‘Hillary’s America’

She hasn’t [yet] been elected President, but Hillary already is stomping down on our First Amendment right to free speech.

Blake Neff reports for The Daily Caller, Aug. 18, 2016, that in a fundraising email, Hillary’s deputy communications director Christina Reynolds said that the conservative, pro-Trump Breitbart.com has no “right to exist,” and that if Hillary is if elected, the website will be shut down entirely.

A day before Reynold’s email, on Wednesday, August 17, Trump had recruited Breitbart News‘ executive chairman Stephen Bannon to be the CEO of the Trump campaign.

Christina ReynoldsChristina Reynolds is a Democratic Party apparatchik who had worked in the Obama White House (see her profile here).

Calling Breitbart News “a fringe website where there’s no opinion too ugly, too divisive, or too outright crazy to be worth breathless promotion,” Reynolds writes:

“We’ve had a conservative media in this country for a while. I don’t always like what they have to say, but I respect their role and their right to exist.

Breitbart is something different. They make Fox News look like a Democratic Party pamphlet. They’re a different breed altogether — not just conservative but radical, bigoted, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic conspiracy peddlers who never have been and never should be anywhere near the levers of power in this country.

It goes without saying that we have to beat these people. But I want to beat them so decisively that their kind never rises again.”

Meanwhile, Hillary’s minions reportedly are threatening movie theaters to prevent them from screening Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary, Hillary’s America.

A poster on Free Republic who calls himself Swordmaker claims that on the night of August 17, 2016, his friend was told by the manager of Regal El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 movie theater in El Dorado Hills, California that they’re pulling D’Souza’s Hillary’s America because they were threatened with a lawsuit. As recounted by Swordmaker:

“Last night (August 17, 2016) a friend of mine want to take some friend to see “Hillary’s America — The Secret History of the Democratic Party,” the newest documentary film by Dinesh D’Souza. It had been showing at quite a few theaters locally but he suddenly could not find any theaters showing it near Modesto, Stockton or Lodi. He asked me to see if I could find where it was showing.

I tried Sacramento. None. . . not a single theater in a city with a metropolitan population over over 1.5 million was showing that film, when just last week there were about a dozen screens with it. I expanded my search area.

The closest theater showing the movie was in El Dorado Hills, the Regal Eldorado Hills Stadium 16 [sic], almost 60 miles away from Lodi and 70 miles from Stockton. There was another in Roseville, which was 80 miles away from Lodi. The El Dorado Hills theater listed showings for the rest of the week.

When my friend and his group got there, my friend ran into the manager of the theater and thanked him for showing the film. The manager informed him that this showing was going to be the last showing because that afternoon a group of people had come in and told him that if showed it beyond today, they were going to see that the Projectionist’s Union was going to pull his projection staff and his theater was going to be sued for whatever they could think of to sue him for. He said, I just work for the chain and their policy is if we are threatened to pull the film and be done with it. I don’t have the resources to fight, much as I want to. He further said, the grapevine among theaters is they’ve been doing it where ever “Hillary’s America” is showing, starting in the big theaters in the cities and working outward to the outlying areas. That’s why none of the theaters have it anymore! None of the theaters are willing to stand up to them because they all have union projectionists and they do not want a lawsuit they’d have to defend!

Here’s a trailer of Hillary’s America:

And here’s a free documentary, Hillary Clinton Exposed:

H/t What Really Happened

See also:

~Eowyn

A movie to avoid: Southside with You

To be released in the U.S. next Friday, August 26th.

From Wikipedia:

“Southside with You is a 2016 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard Tanne, in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter as a young Barack and Michelle Robinson Obama, respectively, and focuses on the couple’s first date on an evening in 1989.

Young associate Barack Obama tries to win the heart of a young lawyer, Michelle Robinson in Chicago in 1989. On their first date, they visit the Art Institute of Chicago, view a screening of Spike Lee‘s Do the Right Thing, and have their first kiss outside an ice cream parlor.”

Yet another Hollyweird movie I will not be seeing.

DCG