Wall Street Journal Finally Breaks: "The Press Is Burying Hillary Clinton's Sins"

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Even the Wall Street Journal is now fed up with the biased media coverage of the 2016 Presidential election as revealed by a scathing article written by Kimberly Strassel, a member of their editorial board.  As Strassel points out, it's almost impossible to turn on the TV without hearing about Trump's "lewd" comments while coverage of Hillary "uniformly ignores the flurry of bombshells" inherent in the various WikiLeaks, FOIA releases and FBI interviews.

If average voters turned on the TV for five minutes this week, chances are they know that Donald Trump made lewd remarks a decade ago and now stands accused of groping women.


But even if average voters had the TV on 24/7, they still probably haven’t heard the news about Hillary Clinton: That the nation now has proof of pretty much everything she has been accused of.


It comes from hacked emails dumped by WikiLeaks, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, and accounts from FBI insiders. The media has almost uniformly ignored the flurry of bombshells, preferring to devote its front pages to the Trump story. So let’s review what amounts to a devastating case against a Clinton presidency.

Of course, the list of Hillary scandals is becoming way to long to remember though one of the biggest has been her establishment of the now infamous private email server and the subsequent intentional destruction of federal records despite the existence of a Congressional subpoena.

Start with a June 2015 email to Clinton staffers from Erika Rottenberg, the former general counsel of LinkedIn. Ms. Rottenberg wrote that none of the attorneys in her circle of friends “can understand how it was viewed as ok/secure/appropriate to use a private server for secure documents AND why further Hillary took it upon herself to review them and delete documents.” She added: “It smacks of acting above the law and it smacks of the type of thing I’ve either gotten discovery sanctions for, fired people for, etc.”


A few months later, in a September 2015 email, a Clinton confidante fretted that Mrs. Clinton was too bullheaded to acknowledge she’d done wrong. “Everyone wants her to apologize,” wrote Neera Tanden, president of the liberal Center for American Progress. “And she should. Apologies are like her Achilles’ heel.”


Clinton staffers debated how to evade a congressional subpoena of Mrs. Clinton’s emails—three weeks before a technician deleted them. The campaign later employed a focus group to see if it could fool Americans into thinking the email scandal was part of the Benghazi investigation (they are separate) and lay it all off as a Republican plot.



Meanwhile, as Fox News reported yesterday, according to an anonymous source within the FBI the "vast majority" of the people that worked on Hillary's case thought she should be prosecuted adding that "it was unanimous that we all wanted her [Clinton’s] security clearance yanked."

The source, who spoke to FoxNews.com on the condition of anonymity, said FBI Director James Comey’s dramatic July 5 announcement that he would not recommend to the Attorney General’s office that the former secretary of state be charged left members of the investigative team dismayed and disgusted. More than 100 FBI agents and analysts worked around the clock with six attorneys from the DOJ’s National Security Division, Counter Espionage Section, to investigate the case.


“No trial level attorney agreed, no agent working the case agreed, with the decision not to prosecute -- it was a top-down decision,” said the source, whose identity and role in the case has been verified by FoxNews.com.


A high-ranking FBI official told Fox News that while it might not have been a unanimous decision, “It was unanimous that we all wanted her [Clinton’s] security clearance yanked.”


“It is safe to say the vast majority felt she should be prosecuted,” the senior FBI official told Fox News. “We were floored while listening to the FBI briefing because Comey laid it all out, and then said ‘but we are doing nothing,’ which made no sense to us.”

Moreover, the Wall Street Journal points out that the Obama administration was seemingly "working as an extension of the Clinton campaign" with both the State Department and DOJ providing frequent updates to Hillary staffers about a confidential criminal investigation into her misconduct.

The Obama administration—the federal government, supported by tax dollars—was working as an extension of the Clinton campaign. The State Department coordinated with her staff in responding to the email scandal, and the Justice Department kept her team informed about developments in the court case.


Worse, Mrs. Clinton’s State Department, as documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show, took special care of donors to the Clinton Foundation. In a series of 2010 emails, a senior aide to Mrs. Clinton asked a foundation official to let her know which groups offering assistance with the Haitian earthquake relief were “FOB” (Friends of Bill) or “WJC VIPs” (William Jefferson Clinton VIPs). Those who made the cut appear to have been teed up for contracts. Those who weren’t? Routed to a standard government website.


The leaks show that the foundation was indeed the nexus of influence and money. The head of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Ira Magaziner, suggested in a 2011 email that Bill Clinton call Sheikh Mohammed of Saudi Arabia to thank him for offering the use of a plane. In response, a top Clinton Foundation official wrote: “Unless Sheikh Mo has sent us a $6 million check, this sounds crazy to do.”

Strassel also takes direct aim at the press and admits that the "leaks also show that the press is in Mrs. Clinton’s pocket."  While the WikiLeaks emails reveal substantial coordination between Clinton and the press perhaps none are more disturbing than when Donna Brazile, now DNC chair, sent the exact wording of a CNN town hall question to Hillary ahead of a scheduled debate. 

The leaks also show that the press is in Mrs. Clinton’s pocket. Donna Brazile, a former Clinton staffer and a TV pundit, sent the exact wording of a coming CNN town hall question to the campaign in advance of the event. Other media allowed the Clinton camp to veto which quotes they used from interviews, worked to maximize her press events and offered campaign advice.


Mrs. Clinton has been exposed to have no core, to be someone who constantly changes her position to maximize political gain. Leaked speeches prove that she has two positions (public and private) on banks; two positions on the wealthy; two positions on borders; two positions on energy. Her team had endless discussions about what positions she should adopt to appease “the Red Army”—i.e. “the base of the Democratic Party.”

Finally, Strassle concludes by saying that "Voters might not know any of this, because while both presidential candidates have plenty to answer for, the press has focused solely on taking out Mr. Trump. And the press is doing a diligent job of it."

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pazmaker's picture

Truely Shameful  we are screwed!  Get out while you can...I'm not simon Black but I 'm heading down to South America for awhile.  I'll wait this thing out.

TeamDepends's picture

They are turning on each other, this is great news!

FireBrander's picture

NY Times:

"Death Toll From War in Syria Now 470,000, Group Finds"



Your word is your bond....and Barack Obama and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generations....Because we want our children, and all children in this nation, to know that the only limit to the height of your" FAILURES, is the level of your arrogance, evilness and psychopathy.



MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

The press is rightfully ignoring and discrediting ludicrous conspiracy theories! If the press is unjust in dismissing these outlandish claims about the emails 'scandal' and Bill's supposed rape 'victims', then why do so many people still choose to consume these media outlets? Are you accusing the majority of Americans of being gullible and misinformed? That seems like a pretty wild and unfair accusation!

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FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) MillionDollarBonus_ Oct 14, 2016 9:21 AM

The Republican backed WSJ lashing out at the biased media ... I'll take irony for $300

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Wall Street Journal Finally Lashes Out


WOW......did the WSJ suddenly grow a pair of balls or something?

HelluvaEngineer's picture

The WSJ can take the moral high ground, because all they've done is slam Trump and fake their polls.

tmosley's picture

WSJ knows which way the wind is blowing. The rest of the media save for those directly controlled will line up soon after. The ones who are directly controlled might stand with Hillary, until her other backers abandon her.

It's over. Trump will take every state, losing only DC. Book it.

NoDebt's picture

I like your enthusiasm but it's not going to be that easy.  This is trench warfare and that never goes quickly.

What Trump is fucking with is the entire power structure of the Oligarchy.  Hillary being only one of it's manifestations.  Quick and easy?  Unlikely.  (Still worth doing?  Absolutely!)

HopefulCynical's picture

It will take us decades to recover from the Magical Marxist Mulatto.

Hanging him for treason, after a proper trial, would be a start.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

It will take us decades to recover from the US policy of fucking the world since the end of WW2. Obama is one of many parts in that machine.

The machine is afraid of Trump. This is why Western MSM tries to stretch an owl on the globe over any minor incident in the last 50 years which is even tangentially related to Trump. In the meantime, Hillary has a litany of crime and corruption which would make Nixon blush, and it's treated like a couple of unpaid parking tickets.

Occident Mortal's picture

Don't you guys get it yet?


The Aramco IPO is going to be a $2 - 5 trillion transaction. If they pay 3% fees that's could be $150 bn payday for the banksters.


All of these pipeline wars, making Russia a bogeyman to keep them out of EU, making Elon Musk look credible, Saudi 2030...

It's all geared to the mother of all IPO's.

HopefulCynical's picture

Proving my point that we must have bankster heads on pikes, ASAP.

Mister Ponzi's picture

I don't want to be on the same plane with this journalist for the time being...

WordSmith2013's picture

Hillary's BIGGEST sin of all!




Hillary Clinton knows that she is disqualified from being POTUS


Loftie's picture

George H.W. Bush - Potus - CIA
Bill Clinton - Potus - CIA
George W. Bush - Potus - CIA
Barack Obama - Potus - CIA
Hillary Clinton - CIA

Is Trump toast or what?

philipat's picture

Hey Loftie, previously known as mofio then santafe then Aristotle of Greece then Gargoyle then bleu then oops then lance-a-lot and others. Lance-a-lot got banned very quickly so time to re-use another old persona (non grata)?

You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

PS. You might have noticed that my attempt to expose you for what you are is always the same. That’s because your Spam is always the same (Using fake links to your BS site which has no connection to your comment) so it seems only fair that my exposure of your crap should also always be the same. Like for Like.


Mr. Universe's picture

I could laugh at the sarcasm MDB spouts off if it wasn't for the fact that everyday I come into contact with someone who actually believes it. I know to some I appear a bit defeatist, but it comes from the knowledge that around half of our population really IS with Hillary. Nothing you can say will change their minds and they are effectively those who will spy for the state any chance they get.  While I still have hope, from where I sit, we are divided beyond repair, and it's all been part of their plan.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Another sign of the Hil-pocalypse.

WSJ starting to hedge it's bets.

Let's see if any of the other MSM try to claw back 10-15% of their credibility.

Better move fast.

TrumpMAS is November 8.

Moe Howard's picture

They are covering thier ass just in case. Trumps wins, they will point back and say, hey, we were the good guys.


Very cynical move by WSJ.

Lore's picture

That IPO for Saudi Aramco is very interesting.  We've suspected for years, thanks to honest commentators like MATT SIMMONS (RIP), that Saudi production is in trouble (anecdotal reports of 90%+ water cut).  So what do they do?  Take it public for an inflated price based on overstated reserves, including anything that can be seized from whatever is left of the people of Yemen (after they've been bombed into the stone age using US-made arms), and leave a trail of subscription bagholders.  Oh, my!  The hubris of it boggles the mind. 

Saudi Aramco Is Targeting 2018 to Hold the World’s Biggest Ever IPO (Fortune, 11-Oct)

The Saudi Aramco IPO May Be Bigger Than First Thought (Oilprice, 14-Oct)

Matthew Simmons - Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Oil Shock (YouTube, 2006, 1hr8min)

divingengineer's picture

Aramco must be effectively gutted if they want to sell the carcass off to the world and give up control. 

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Shemp 4 Victory Oct 14, 2016 10:57 AM

Hillary could murder someone at one of her rallies and it wouldn't make the news on NBC, MSNMC, CBS, ABC, etc.  CNN might mention there was an altercation in passing.

Today a Wikileaks Podesta email shows them discussing about holding back any communications with Obama from the Congressional supeona.

And I see Hillary all over TV telling more lies like saying Trump was 'STALKING" her at the last debate!!  This is pure nonsense.  We all watched the last debate and know this is a total bull shit lie.  The woman Cannot Stop Lying!!


froze25's picture

She has no reason to stop lying, her supporters don't visit sites like this. As long as the Main Stream media (Think NY Times, Washing post...) keep presenting them as truth she can lie all day long. I pray that most people in the independent camp are looking at other new sources and can be swayed. The RNC not spending a dime supporting Trump is disgusting and show how corrupt they are. Trump 2016

RiverRoad's picture

We can turn our televisions off and refuse to buy any of the MSM's advertised products.

We can ultimately win this war on the American people.

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) RiverRoad Oct 14, 2016 4:39 PM

You can insulate yourself, but unless you can educate a lot of misinformed people, the war is lost. It's a statistical game, and the other side is still way ahead.

'If there is hope,' wrote Winston, 'it lies in the proles.' If there was hope, it MUST lie in the proles, because only there in those swarming disregarded masses, 85 per cent of the population of Oceania, could the force to destroy the Party ever be generated. The Party could not be overthrown from within... He wrote: 'Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.'

-- George Orwell, "1984", chapter 7


RiverRoad's picture

Insulate!!  You stupid 9 weeks 17 hours jackass troll.  GET A LIFE.

tbone654's picture

"The truth is that the newspaper is not a place for information to be given,
rather it is just hollow content, or more than that, a provoker of content.
If it prints lies about atrocities, real atrocities are the result."

Karl Kraus, 1914



We are the world, we are exceptional, we cannot fail. The elite will lie, and the people will pretend to believe them. Heck about 20 percent of the American public will believe almost anything if it is wrapped with the right prejudice and appeal to passion. Have a pleasant evening.

jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com, Feb 04, 2015

Journalists manipulate us in the interest of the Powerful

tbone654's picture

There are three types of people in the world:

Group A: Criminals

Group B: Victims

Group C: Those of us not interested in being either.

Group A despises group C and controls group B. Some of group B enjoy their shackels. Group C is heavily armed and wants to be left alone. Group A refuses to leave anyone alone. It is a problem for everyone.

It's like high school PE class for grown ups.

karzai_luver's picture

killary has been in positions to ok the murder of thousands already and seems to find it funny from time to time.


The idiocracy of the libs has won.


I am with her!


Well, that's sad.

Lore's picture

It is fascinating to see formerly reputable organizations like the FBI and CIA discredited, practically a laughingstock.  I would be ashamed to have my name associated.  No wonder one of the latest terrorist proxies is called "Al-SHAM."

Psychopaths in power are a recipe for disaster.  If there is to be any salvation for the institutions that form the bedrock of civil society, psychopaths need to be removed from power.

Socratic Dog's picture

The "US policy of fucking the world since the end of WWI"??

Try "pre-WWI".  The American Century was one of Wall Street and Big Oil ass-raping the world.  It continues....

RiverRoad's picture

Promulgated by the Bush family Big Time.

SillySalesmanQuestion's picture

Let's not execute The Lawn Jockey in Chief right away. Obozo should be sentenced to house arrest in a cheap ghetto apartment, somewhere in the vicinity of 21st and Indiana, on Chicago's South Side. Let him do some "community organizing" there...

Al Bendova's picture

...and without guns...We want him to be safe.

Chris Dakota's picture

True they are all in their little progressive ghettos online.

safe space, no reality reaches them.


Moe Howard's picture

More like 26th and California. Most appropriate address.

lasvegaspersona's picture

21st and Indiana.....has that neighborhood gone bad too?

I udes to drive a CTA bus and some parts of the Southside were nice, 100% black and nice. It was more up and down Halstead that I feared.

leftcoastfool's picture

Hanging's too easy.  Sentence him to life at the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.  He's still got a lot of years left to think about his behavior...

Crash Overide's picture

Remember, there are a few million pissed of Americans out there who still believe in the rule of law and they are armed.

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) Crash Overide Oct 14, 2016 4:53 PM

An ironic statement. When the "rule of law" says turn in the guns, what then? When the "rule of law" says turn in your neighbor, what then?

tmosley's picture

New technology made trench warfare obsolete. So it has here. If there were no internet, then he wouldn't be able to make any progress. But there is an internet, and anyone who has access can see the other side of the story, and see how one sided the press is being. This is their "Ghost of Christmas Future" moment. If they don't shape up, they will die, and none will moarn them. If they reform, they have a chance at survival.

Fed Supporter's picture

NOt true obummer just made a speach about protecting us from all the conspiracy theories out here on the net.  I think he thinly suggested a Ministry of Truth, you know out law the bloggers and we can all just get our news from the state owned TeeVee.


I love how he just keeps worrying about us little people and wants to keep us all safe and sound from the all the lies. Sarc/

SPONGE's picture

"What Trump is fucking with is the entire power structure of the Oligarchy.  Hillary being only one of it's manifestations.  Quick and easy?  Unlikely.  (Still worth doing?  Absolutely!)"

Agreed.  I hate to say it but I'd be very surprised if Trump is not "taken out" very soon. The power of his message is growing rapidly as his "gloves come off".

It is similar to JFK going rogue to the point that he had to be eliminated.

There is a limit of time before the public catches word of all these Clinton and gov't. crimes. If not from our MSM, from constant "leaks" from other (mainly international) sources (and ZH, of course) somehow finding orifices in which to seep into what is left of people;s brains.


Bay of Pigs's picture

His speech yesterday was unbelieveable. I never thought Id hear someone running for POTUS saying these kinds of things to a cheering American crowd.

A mass awakening in the USA has begun...


Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Bay of Pigs Oct 14, 2016 12:14 PM

why the WSJ printed this piece, they are scared of what he will say next if the media keeps this up.