Should you trust Hillary? Many people say they don’t. But does this reflect reality or media mythology? Well, this may be the answer: people who get past the mythology and get to know her are surprised to find she’s honest and caring. Proof of this is found in the stories described (and linked) below.
Paul Krugman’s Sept-5 op-ed in the NY Times, explains exactly how the media has been manufacturing its mythology using innuendo and the suppression of obvious facts.
The following skeptical progressives, Republicans and a famous investigative reporter have looked in depth, examined their biases and now, with no apologies, say she’s “fundamentally honest.”
Investigative reporter says she’s “honest and trustworthy”
Jill Abramson was the New York Time’s first woman executive editor and served as Washington Bureau chief. “As an editor I’ve launched investigations into her business dealings, her fundraising, her foundation and her marriage. As a reporter my stories stretch back to Whitewater. I’m not a favorite in Hillaryland. That makes what I want to say next surprising. Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest and trustworthy.” This may shock you: Hillary is fundamentally honest.
And that is the bottom line that matters.
Progressives now say she’s one of us
Karoli Kuns, managing editor of Crooks and Liars, tells us, “I was one of the most ardent Hillary-haters on the planet… until I read her emails. … I found someone who actually gave a damn about the country, the Democratic party, and all of our futures. … I also found a woman who seemed to understand power and how to use it wisely. A woman of formidable intellect…
The Hillary caricature you see in the press is not the Hillary Clinton I came to know by reading those emails.” Hillary-hater Reads Emails, Changes Her Mind
Joan Walsh, writing for The Nation, has declared “his time, as opposed to 2008, I’m supporting Clinton, joyfully and without apologies.”
“I’ve come to feel passion for Clinton herself, and for what I see as a movement that supports her… I believe she’s evolved back to be the progressive Democrat she used to be, …. I’m tired of seeing her confronted by entitled men weighing in on her personal honesty and likability. I’m stunned anew by the misogyny behind the attacks on her.” Why I’m Supporting Hillary Clinton, With Joy and Without Apologies
Michael Hulshof-Schmidt, a “very strong supporter of Bernie Sanders” states that his research indicates that the reality is… “that Hillary Clinton is one of the most honest politicians tracked by the Pulitzer Prize winning fact-checking project, Politifact.”
He goes on to to say, “I truly believe that Hillary and her platform are beneficial to people of color, people in poverty, people with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ people. She is a hard-working, fundamentally honest person for whom — as she so nicely framed it — ‘the service part has always come easier than the public part’.” Dear Hillary: How Very Dare You
Rebecca Traiser, New York Magazine writer: “I used to think of her as Darth Vader – more machine than woman. Then I spent several days with Hillary Clinton near the end of primary season. Far from seeing a remote or robotic figure, I observed a woman who had direct, thoughtful, often moving exchanges. Clinton is a master at identifying problems and coming up with plans to solve them.” Hillary Clinton vs Herself
Sady Doyle, a staff writer for In These Times: I am a progressive. I like Hillary Clinton and I do not feel remotely conflicted. The qualities she’s exhibited over her long career—practicality, resilience, the ability to use the system to improve the lives of the least powerful within it, the ability, above all, to survive—are not just admirable. They’re exactly what progressives need if we are to carry the White House. A Progressive Case for Clinton
Ezra Klein, Vox: Clinton took seriously the things she was told, the things she read, the things she saw. She made her team follow up. And this really did lead to legislation. Understanding Hillary
Republicans say she’s highly regarded
Over the years, Republicans, from Dick Morris to John McCain, have talked of Clinton’s kindness and compassion. Other Republicans have described her as “highly regarded,” “engaged,” and having a keen sense of humor.
As the NY Daily News explains, “Yes, nearly every Republican despises that woman — except the Republicans who actually know her personally, having encountered her up close in the Senate or White House. To read their raves about Clinton over the years is to understand how badly her personal image has been distorted by decades of negative coverage and political propaganda.”
Michael Medved, a conservative talk radio host, attended Yale Law School with Hillary and remembers her as “intensely likable.” Indeed, he said, “to this day I don’t know anyone, literally not anyone, who didn’t like her, find her warm, sympathetic, a manifestly good person, a well-meaning person, not full of herself, not puffed up at all, down-to-earth, and a good friend . . much nicer than what (her) critics think.” Republicans’ love for Hillary Clinton
All agree: the media’s view is just mythology
There’s a reason the press is full of insinuations but has never, in 35 years of searching, found one email that actually caused a problem or one donation that resulted in a corrupt action. There’s nothing of substance to find.
She’s just a tough-but-kind, hard-working policy wonk. A get-things-done negotiator. She’s the insider that never learned to play the media game. She is Trump’s exact opposite.
Corrupt insiders hate nothing more than an insider that fights for the little guy, children in particular, and the sick, the poor, and those discriminated against. And the press loves any hint of scandal, fabricated or not. This is why we should fight for her. If good people don’t speak up, the hateful trolls will win.
Here’s how to fight for her: The stories above are by people who were skeptical at first or even hated her. That’s why they’re so convincing.
These stories need to be heard. And we need your help with that since we’re individuals like you with no real advertising budget. See that share button? It lets you share with one, a few, or all of your friends. The web is perfect for spreading ideas if each of you gets more than one person to read this. That would make it goes viral and it could reach as many as 100,000 new readers.
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