In unsurprising news, Hillary Clinton is blaming her election loss, in part, on “fake news.”
Hillary Clinton, in a rare public appearance since losing the election, warns of “the epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year.”
Speaking at Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s retirement ceremony, she said, “It’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” and urged for criminal penalties for the perpetrators.
Clinton alluded to her election loss as well as a recent incident involving a gunman who fired shots inside a D.C. pizza shop connected to #PizzaGate, reported as a fake news conspiracy.
Clinton briefly addressed the story saying it’s “not about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days to do their jobs, contribute to their communities.”
This brings us to a YouTube video, but not the one below.
And I couldn’t agree more with Hillary.
To be sure, fake news can have alarming consequences, and it is a serious problem.
Let’s apply Hillary’s call to what happened on September 11th a few years ago, before fake news was even a thing.
As Secretary of State, Clinton blamed the Benghazi attack on a YouTube video.
Private emails revealed Clinton and her family knew otherwise, yet she still, according to Patricia Smith, the mother of one of the Benghazi victims, told the families otherwise.
“I believe to this day the video played a role,” Clinton said at her congressional testimony in 2015.
But it was in 2013 she told them, “what difference, at this point, does it make?”
“Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days to do their jobs…” — that’s the difference it makes Secretary Clinton.
The difference between life and death.
Enjoy this montage of Hillary’s lies from none-other-than Rush Limbaugh who calls her “the great purveyor of fake news”: