A cable-news quip by Fox News contributor John Bolton is looking even more dubious following yesterday’s news that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had checked in to New York Presbyterian Hospital to treat a blood clot associated with a concussion she’d sustained earlier in December. That concussion kept Clinton from appearing at a Dec. 20 congressional hearing on Benghazi, a set of circumstances that triggered a certain meter of Bolton’s. In a Dec. 17 appearance on Fox News’s “On the Record,” he said:
Hilary took off on her Excellent Adventure including wine tasting in Australis for several months to avoid testimony under oath. She lied about the video-to the American people and the victims parents. She lied about a protest. Hilary has been a liar her entire career and Benghazi is the result. Whatever her Subsequent health issues-she lied from the start and sought to avoid responsibility for Amb Stevens, Sean Smith, Ty Woods and ChrismDohertys deaths. She is as big a fraud as Obama and it is time for her political life to be ended. She shouldmRetire in infamy.
We don´t know anything about this for a fact.Bolton might still be right.One story said she was being treated with blood thinners and another says they´re not used in concussions. Did they forget what she´s being treated for?
Wemple´s credentials to trash former Ambassador to the United Nations Bolton:
Erik Wemple (born August 18, 1964) is a media critic at The Washington Post.
He was formerly the editor of the alternative weekly Washington City Paper. He was raised in Schenectady, New York and attended Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, graduating in 1986. In 1986-87 Wemple taught and coached sports at Trinity Pawling School, in Pawling, New York. In the fall of 1987, he moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue graduate studies at Georgetown University. From January 1999 to November 2000, he wrote the paper´s political column, Loose Lips, after having contributed articles to the paper for a few years. Before becoming editor of Washington City Paper, he was Washington correspondent for Inside.com and CableWorld magazine.
In June 2006, Wemple accepted the Editor-in-Chief position at The Village Voice. A month later, he announced he would not assume the position.
48 years old and this is the sum total of his bio? Isn´t it time for a diaper change, Erik?
According to the comments following the article there are lots of people who actually believe 1. she fell, 2. she had a concussion, 3. she has a blood clot, and 4. she´s in the hospital because she´s sick. That being the case, there is no salvation for this country. We are a country of the insane.
Pres. Reagan´s sage advice is always applicable: ´´Trust but verify.´´
Where are any verifiers in the media anymore? Even though the press continues to snooze, we the people certainly have LOTS of unanswered questions about 0bama´s entire sneaky administration! Mrs. slick´s condition is just one of them.
What exactly do you expect the press to do?? If the hospital has not given a press conference by the docs and there has been no further statement by HC´s office, exactly how is the press supposed to get the medical facts of her condition?
To the WAPO, NYTimes, ABC,NBC,CBS etc - Let´s see the Hillary Clinton MRI! If she fall, hit her head, and had a concussion - didn´t the hospital do the MRI??? Interview the hospital doctors. Hillary Clinton is our Secretary of State!!
I had a very high level State Dept. lawyer in my shop just before Christmas. Hillary´s name came up, eyes rolled and the comment was "Concussion? Is that what they´re calling it now?" The comment on Bolton was "He´s nobody´s fool."
If Clinton´s faux blood clot was so serious, how come the drive-by media didn´t have hundreds of stories about how the Horndog & Hubbell´s daughter rushed to her side, are constantly there, are exhausted from sitting by her side, etc? Huh?
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