Justin wrote about how CNN cut off the feed to Brianna Keiler in July, when the reporter touched upon the criticism surrounding the 1994 crime bill that was signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton; Hillary supported the measure. Then, we have Don Lemon cutting off our own Kurt Schlichter when he went into Bill’s sordid sexual history with women. Lemon thought it was a low blow and cut him off.
It’s all in this ten-minute clip showing how the media pivots away from stories that are damaging to Clinton over the course of the primaries:
Over at MSNBC, former Tea Party Express chairwoman Amy Kremer articulated her worries that the Clinton’s emails could be a source for blackmail. Reid said that she was inventing facts, saying, “There’s no 33,000 e-mails that are going to harm our national security. You know that there was an entire year and half investigation! We’re not going to relitigate that!”
Newsbusters captured the tense exchange as well:
REID: No, Amy! You can’t! Nope! No! No, ma’am! No, Ma’am! You cannot invent things.
KREMER: Yes! The FBI also said that she has not turn over — she didn’t over all the e-mails.
REID: No, ma’am! No, Ma’am! You cannot invent things. You cannot say things — You’re putting out incredibly inflammatory information.
Well, the thing is that it’s likely that thousands of other work-related emails, which were not returned to State, are lost forever, but someone might have them, or aspects of those communications, due to hostile actors gaining access to the accounts that Clinton corresponded with on a regular basis:
It is also likely that there are other work-related e-mails that they did not produce to State and that we did not find elsewhere, and that are now gone because they deleted all e-mails they did not return to State, and the lawyers cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery.
We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial e-mail accounts of people with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her personal account. We also assess that Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent. She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account.
CNN also had trouble stomaching the tapes obtained by The Washington Free Beacon, where a young Clinton is heard discussing her defense of a man who raped a 12-year-old girl. She got him off on a legal technicality, and can be heard laughing about how the crime lab accidentally destroyed evidence linking her client to the crime. Oh, and she attacked the victim. Alana Goodman scooped this up in 2014:
Clinton can also be heard laughing at several points when discussing the crime lab’s accidental destruction of DNA evidence that tied Taylor to the crime.
From a legal ethics perspective, once she agreed to take the case, Clinton was required to defend her client to the fullest even if she did believe he was guilty.
In a July 28, 1975, court affidavit, Clinton wrote that she had been informed the young girl was “emotionally unstable” and had a “tendency to seek out older men and engage in fantasizing.”
“I have also been told by an expert in child psychology that children in early adolescence tend to exaggerate or romanticize sexual experiences and that adolescents in disorganized families, such as the complainant’s, are even more prone to exaggerate behavior,” Clinton said.
Clinton said the child had “in the past made false accusations about persons, claiming they had attacked her body” and that the girl “exhibits an unusual stubbornness and temper when she does not get her way.”
But the interview reveals that an error by the prosecution would render unnecessary these attacks on the credibility of a 12-year-old rape victim.
The victim now says that Clinton dragged her through hell. But CNN’s Carol Costello and Anderson Cooper seemed to shy away from the story, dismissing it, with the latter saying that this story hasn’t been corroborated. John Berman and Jake Tapper, also anchors on CNN, have done segments on the tapes. Maybe these stories could be rehashed in the media, but Donald Trump seems to get in the way of that.