Concussion-gate: BuzzFeed, WaPo, other media politicize Hillary Clinton’s illness, happy warriors push back

Bingo! As Twitchy reported, upon news of Hillary Clinton’s blood clot, liberals were quick to rail against conservatives for daring to be skeptical about her concussion. Evidently, that is cause for outrageous outrage.

The sane understand that it is not beyond the realm of reason to doubt a politician, for cripes sake.

But, of course, members of the media were quick to do the very thing they are pretending to rail against: They are now politicizing Hillary Clinton’s illness as a shameless and shameful way to attempt to slam conservatives. Never let a crisis, or a blood clot, go to waste!

Serious, yes. Seriously politicizing a woman’s illness.

Mother Jones bloggers joined in as well.

Serwer then retweeted a bunch of hashtag jokes as “evidence” of oh-so-evil conservatives. Then, he blamed Twitchy. For reporting a hashtag game. Excuse us while we go twirl our old-timey villain mustaches, all evil-like!

Bless your heart. Ah, the pitiful route of false equivalence! Being skeptical and acknowledging that the administration is perpetuating a cover-up over what happened in Benghazi is not the same as, say, wishing death on an ailing George H.W. Bush. Or popping champagne upon the death of Judge Bork.

Happy warriors refuse to allow the media to shamefully politicize Secretary Clinton’s illness, nor will they allow the media to falsely accuse conservatives. Want to know what a liberal is doing? Look at what he or she accuses others of doing.

And there is the difference right there. See what happens when one actually has a moral compass with which to guide him?

The Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher was singled out by the hacktastic BuzzFeed. And his response is beautiful, as are the responses of other happy warriors who joined in to support him, and to call out media hacks.

Indeed. And looky here:

Huh. Going to include yourself on your outrageous outrage list, Andrew?

Zing! Oh, Treacher, never change. Other happy warriors answer the call to push back against media false narratives.

Honesty has never been BuzzFeed’s strong suit.

Well, not when the politician is a Democrat, duh!

And a reminder about actual hate and vicious wishes for death.

Here are a few more, media, and this only scratches the disgusting surface. Surely you will report on noxious stuff like this now, right?

Moral bankruptcy in all its glory.

But from happy warriors on the right? This was the norm after the news was reported.

Huh. How evil! We’ll leave the media hacks with a little something else.

Good lapdoggies! There will be extra kibble in your bowls from your Democrat masters, we’re sure.

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The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan calls the very suggestion that Clinton didn’t have a concussion “perverse.”

Greg Gutfeld was quick to remind Sullivan that he’s not a doctor; he only plays one when it’s politically expedient. Sullivan knows “perverse” — he was, after all, at the vanguard of the “Trig Trutherism” movement, asking for evidence to prove that Sarah Palin was indeed the biological mother of her youngest son, Trig.

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BuzzFeed is standing by its assertion that Treacher claimed Clinton had faked her concussion, though the supplied link only shows him saying: “If she has a concussion, let’s see the medical report. Let’s see some proof that she’s not just stonewalling. If it’s true, then we can all wish her a speedy recovery.” But … feelings.

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Anti-gun activist Michael Moore has finally found a reason to be concerned about Benghazi.

Oh, Michael, will getting the facts right ever matter to you?

  • Bob Smooper

    As a Severe Conservative I feel my opinion on this matter holds a lot of weight!

    I think it is pathetic of the LAMESTREAM MEDIA to defend Clinton all the time and to give her a pass on Benghazi!

    I am sick of the Obama water-carriers in the media! Why don’t they go after the Dems like they did with Bush after his numerous mistakes?

    BIAS! Pure Bias! I am so mad I may email Brent Bozo from the Media Research Centre and ask him to investigate!

    • Maxwell

      As a moderate, I feel that your reading skills are severely lacking if that is what you see on Twitchy. I also feel your attempts at parody are forced and rather poor. I think you should yourself a new hobby.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Look! It TALKS!

      • Bob Smooper

        Think-Progress monkey

      • lainer51

        his only retort has the word monkey in it everytime – that’s because he’s a real deep thinker and knows how to handle himself in a solid debate..(much like his buddy Barry)

        • TugboatPhil

          He uses the word so haphazardly, it’s as if he were spanking the critter.

  • EOD

    The word Concussion is is obviously shorthand for Hillary Clinton’s Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell Policy

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  • $30423294

    Actually, our system of justice is rightly impatient with medical evasion of testimony. Perhaps a lawyer on board can give us details, but public examples come easily to mind.

    When the accused shooter of Gabby Giffords stood trial, his doctors said he was in the throes of schizophrenia and could not testify. The prosecution requested that he be given treatment to stabilize him so the court could return promptly to the business at hand. I suspect it was well within the rights of the prosecutor to receive frequent updates on the status of the man’s treatment.

    Similarly, we fully understand that Mrs. Clinton is suffering medical issues. However, in the interest of justice, we do ask that her doctors resolve the issue and make her fit to testify. And it is not unreasonable to ask that members of the congressional committee be given detailed information about the reasons for and the progress of her treatment.

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  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    “She is our former First Lady in case u forgot.”
    Yeah, and because we’ve seen so much sympathy and compassion pouring forth from the leftards for President Bush during his recent hospitalization.

    • orringtonmom (D)

      my first thought exactly… damn hypocritical pearl clutchers.

  • Justin Case

    “My dog ate my homework.” Americans intelligence should be insulted by this weak alibi but America’s intelligence has been misappropriated. Pun intended.

  • KateNE

    I sincerely hope that Hillary has a speedy recovery. But, spare me the outrage directed towards anyone who questioned her truth-telling abilities on any subject after the woman stood in front of 4 coffins and lied about why those men died in Benghazi.

  • Purple State

    Pointing out that pundits falsely accused someone of faking a concussion is not “politicizing an illness.” The illness was already politicized by those accusing pundits. Nice try.

    • TugboatPhil

      When the “illness” is actually proven I might find time to feel badly, but I doubt it.

      • Purple State

        I doubt it too.

  • Jaynie59

    How many conservative blogs have linked to an Andrew Kaczynski post at Buzzfeed? I called out The Right Scoop for doing so after Andrew Breitbart died only to have the response be that Kaczynski is a “good guy” who deserved respect for playing it straight. Bite me. Jazz Shaw at Hot Air once referred to that lowlife scumbag Tommy Christopher as “Hot Air friend Tommy Christopher”. Bite me.
    After Tucson, when Sarah Palin had spent 5 days being villified by every mainstream media source on the planet, and not a single conservative blogger came to her defense with the outrage required by the accusation of inciting mass murder, including that of a 9 year old girl, she finally released a video defending herself and the first person to trash her was none other than….Jonah Goldberg at The Corner. At a little past 8 AM Eastern time, Jonah posted a short paragraph lamenting Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” in her video. Un-freaking-believable.
    Here’s a clue conservatives: Hilary Clinton is a liar. There is no concussion. There is no blood clot. Man up, wise up, and try…just TRY…to treat lying degenerate liberals with the same glee you reserve for true conservatives like Sarah Palin. At least give it a whirl.

    • $30423294

      Nice job. Bulls eye.

      • Jaynie59

        Thanks. But this ex-liberal has lost all hope for this country since Andrew died. He was the only one who had the balls to stick up for us, and he’s dead. The rest of the conservative blogosphere is ripe with this “happy warrior” crap that makes a mockery of what the Progressive movement has done to this country. The irony is that Michelle Malkin, one of the strongest voices of conservatism out there, has done the most to stifle true conservativism while promoting Beta Male Dickless Wonders like Ed Morrissey and Allapundit who every other dickless wonder looks to for the narrative.
        Thank God for Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin. And Pamela Gellar and Robert Spencer. Ooooh! I really, really hope I don’t get banned for mentioning real conservatives here at Michelle Malkin’s website. Bite me.

        • Carter_Burger67

          Damn Jaynie, tell us how you REALLY feel. 😉

          • orringtonmom (D)

            jaynie needs a radio show. i’d listen. it. would. be. awesome.

  • michael s

    Remember how Karen Hughes was applauded when she said she’d cut the tongue out of the next Republican man that redefines rape.

  • Purple State

    Also, there’s a big difference between paid conservative pundits like Krauthammer and Crowley accusing Clinton of faking and the so-called “liberal” degenerates who posted tacky tweets about H.W. Bush’s hospitalization. These weren’t pundits represented by major news networks. These were just people with Twitter accounts, and few followers. False equivalency.

    • wwbdinct

      Remember when Ed Schultz, host of a prime time show on a major network, wanted to rip out Dick Cheney’s heart and kick it around like a football? Or maybe you forgot.

      • Purple State

        Yes, I remember. That’s a good example. That’s equivalent to all these conservative pundits accusing Hilary of “Benghazi flu.”

        • wwbdinct

          There’s more than that Purple and you know it. I don’t like it on either side. I don’t wish illness on her. I hope you can agree though that the way the information is being presented to the public makes this story susceptible to rumor and speculation. Happy New Year.

          • Purple State

            I also don’t like it on either side. Nice to find a likeminded soul here. Happy New Year.

  • yviemarie88

    I see I am not the only one thoroughly confounded by Kirsten Powers, who surely is a professional fence sitting mudslinger.

  • DANEgerus

    I wish Hillary all the love the LibRules wished for Bush 41

  • Bryan

    I don’t actually believe this, but if there were an ingested substance that could cause a person to become dizzy and potentially fall, subsequently create swelling in the brain, and later form blot clots eventually leading to the natural death of the victim, does anyone think the current regime of Chicago thugs would hesitate to use it? Weren’t there many mysterious deaths during the Clinton administration? Perhaps this is no different.

  • ClinkinKY

    Conservatives are only doubting her illness because she’s Black. Oh…wait.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Well, Bill was heralded as the first black President, so Hillary shoudl be afforded that same status. So now the Marxistsocialistbrownshirtedgoosesteppinggun-grabbingliberals can scream all the hits against Hillary are racist, and the circle is complete.

    • Jay McHue

      Well, she is the wife of the First Black President(TM).

  • Steve_J

    Hillary Clinton has spent decades building up everone’s mistrust of her words and actions.

  • Marty Luther

    Clot gun.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    All the twits and tweeting over this is entertaining enough, I guess. But I have to admit that I very much like the Russian/Iranian version of all of this…….

    BREAKING NEWS: Clinton Injured, US Navy Seal Killed In Secret US Mission To Iran.

    A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [photo 2nd right] was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12 Huron military passenger and transport aircraft crash landed nearly 3 weeks ago in the Iranian city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border.
    Iranian intelligence agents quoted in this GRU report confirm that the C-12 Huron aircraft is still in their possession in Ahvaz, but will only admit that the plane was “forced to land because of technical problems”.

    The US Navy Seal member reported killed in this bizarre incident, this report says, was indentified as Commander Job W. Price [photo 3rd right] who as a leader of this highly specialized American Special Forces unit protects high-ranking diplomats traveling in Middle Eastern and Asian combat zones.

    Curiously, US media reports on Commander Price’s death say it being investigated as a possible suicide as he died from what the American Defense Department describes as “a non-combat related injury”.

    Equally as curious, US media reports state that Secretary Clinton will return to work next week after her having suffered what they describe as a “nasty bout with stomach flu” and a “concussion” which have kept her missing from public view the past three weeks.

    This GRU report, however, states that US military flight logs recorded by Russian air and space forces confirm that Commander Price, and other members of US Navy Seal Team 4, left their base in Urozgan Province, Afghanistan on a flight to US Naval Support Activity Bahrain where they met up with Secretary Clinton and all of them transferred to the C-12 Huron that began a flight path to Baghdad, Iraq.

    Within minutes of leaving Bahrain airspace, this report says, the C-12 Huron carrying Secretary Clinton and her US Navy Seal protectors, “without notice,” deviated from their assigned flight path heading, instead, directly towards Iran’s Ahwaz International Airport where, coincidentally, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had previously landed on an “unscheduled” visit.

    Important to note, GRU analysts say in this report, was that when the C-12 Huron entered into Iranian airspace neither American nor Iran air force units responded clearly indicating that this secret mission was sanctioned.

    Upon the C-12 Huron landing at Ahwaz, however, this report says it encountered “extreme turbulence” causing it to leave the runway where its main landing gear then collapsed causing it to crash.

    Within seconds of the C-12 Huron crashing, this report continues, Iranian emergency and security personal responded freeing the victims, including Secretary Clinton who was reportedly unconscious and “bleeding profusely.”

    After emergency aid was given, GRU agents stationed in Iran state that another US military flight was dispatched from Bahrain to Ahwaz which evacuated all of those wounded and killed in the crash including Secretary Clinton.

    Strangely to note, this report says, is that in the aftermath of this crash, Iran’s main oil company announced today that they were buying the Ahwaz airport with the intention of moving it because, they say, oil was discovered beneath it.

    To what the Americans mission to Iran was about this report doesn’t speculate upon, other than to note that with the Gulf State Monarchies rapidly approaching a union of their oil rich nations to counter Iranian power, and with President Obama signing a new law this past week to strengthen American borders against threats from Iran, and with the highly-publicized “Velayat 91” Iranian military exercises now taking place across a wide area from the Strait of Hormuz, a new and catastrophic war in this region is much closer to being a reality than many realize.

    To if Secretary Clinton’s mission was meant to forestall such a war it is not in our knowing, other than to note, that with the United States continued backing of some of the cruelest dictatorships in the world, our entire planet is but one spark away from a fire that could very well consume us all.


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    • JustLikeAnimals

      This would be funny until you recall (and research!) that MSM reported several times in Oct and early Nov Obama was asking for direct talks with Iran, but that Iran had rejected conversations until after the election.

      Me loves me some covert-gone-wrong conspiracy, baby!!!!

      • TugboatPhil

        It’s as believeable as anything that comes out of a White House press conference. More so, even.

    • RogueRose

      Since when did we start believing anything put out by the Kremlin??

  • Gallatin

    “She is our former First Lady in case u forgot.”

    Yeah—whatever—get well sooner then later—now when does the lying liar have to testify about Benghazi?

  • lainer51

    As a Severe DICKHEAD I feel my opinion on this matter holds a lot of weight!

    I think it is pathetic of the LAMESTREAM MEDIA to defend Clinton all the time and to give her a pass on Benghazi!

    I am sick of the Obama water-carriers in the media! Why don’t they go after the Dems like they did with Bush after his numerous mistakes?

    BIAS! Pure Bias! I am so mad I may email Brent Bozo from the Media Research Centre and ask him to investigate!

  • rogueco

    You want the truth? If you think you can handle it….

    A dingo ate our SecState.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    i’m going to say it… i hope it really is a concussion/blood clot that is preventing HRC from testifying. if she is going to get away with murder, she ought to suffer for it.


    folks, there is a time & a place for everything; I suggested not to long ago (20 mins?) that my tweeps PRAY for Mrs. C. we can get back to our usual savagery AFTER she heals!

  • rant stocks

    I have never liked this shedevil and her black husband, her condition is nothing but a ruse,a delaying tactic that will soon end trying to run out the clock….next tactic AMNESIA watch for it.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    I’d probably defend Treacher, but he decided to block me…oh well.

  • drtkg

    If she is so sick where is her family
    HW bush has all the family at his bedside. When my daughter had a traumatic brain injury I never left her bedside. Are reporters even at the hospital? Why all the secrets? WHere is BILL

    • orringtonmom (D)

      how dare you?! /sarc

  • Jack Deth

    Now that Hillary is in a hospital. The GOP can kiss good bye any idea of querying her on any details about Benghazi, Africa, the Middle East or anything damaging to State or Obama. Unless it is completely on Hillary’s terms.

    Which means. Never.

    Ignorance is bliss and Republicans lose even more credibility. The fix is in!

  • orringtonmom (D)

    maybe HRC will have one of those mortality facing ‘come to jesus’ moments and decide to come clean about benghazi… ok, ok, yeah, i’ve been drinking.


    Can you say FACE LIFT?

  • Zefal

    I like this tweet from Mike McNally

    Mike McNally @notoserfdom
    @jtLOL I don’t buy conspiracy theories over Hillary’s concussion. I’m sure its just an old injury from when that sniper winged her in Bosnia