First things first: the headline that accompanies this post isn’t quite accurate. Chris Hayes never mentions Hillary Clinton’s private email server — the one run by a private company out of a small converted loft apartment in Denver — in his tweet, only her use of private email. So already there’s the false equivalence with James Comey’s use of gmail on the job, but that’s not going to stop him.
IG found that on numerous occasions, COMEY used a personal GMail account to conduct official FBI business, according to source briefed on the report.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) June 14, 2018
what can you even say about this? https://t.co/ZlVMv5YmRa
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) June 14, 2018
That James Comey and Hillary Clinton were both flaunting the rules and putting national security at risk?
One thing you can say is that the sheer volume and intensity of coverage of Clinton’s use of private email was absolute malpractice by the media, given how common the practice is.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 14, 2018
Common or not, it was illegal. https://t.co/Mz9ZdC8hj5
— Gordon Shuckrow III (@GordonShuckrow3) June 15, 2018
“How common” it is doesn’t make it legal. If anything, that should inspire journalists to dig deeper into this story. https://t.co/6qVkxIfiGx
— Joe Cunningham (@JoePCunningham) June 14, 2018
Not once in my years of service was it ever common practice to use private devices to conduct official business of the USN or that of the USG. Especially when it contained sensitive material.
You're just pissed that she was caught. https://t.co/9uqFn1raml
— Jamie Storment (@jamie_storment) June 15, 2018
This is bad analysis. Clinton was SOS when she set up the "off the books" emails to evade accountability (why else would she?)
Hiring off the books nannies was common practice, but it got ppl un-hired by her husband's admin.
I wish things happened differently. But… https://t.co/pwDDjRlIBV
— mike_stark (@mike_stark) June 15, 2018
A gmail account is the same thing as having your own server? Huh. Who knew? https://t.co/w9u3G2qtDj
— Chris Hynes (@realchrishynes) June 15, 2018
I imagine most people who use this talking point know very well that sending classified documents on extragovernmental email systems to avoid transparency is not the same as using a private email. https://t.co/cG0ao3u4Wu
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 14, 2018
It is not common practice to build your own email server to conduct business exclusively out of it and avoid govt retention policies. Quit obfuscating the issue. https://t.co/M2S6DCPfEw
— Holden (@Holden114) June 15, 2018
1. The intentional obtuseness required to treat occasional use of gmail as similar to exclusive use of an unsecured private server strains Hanson’s Razor
2. It’s not the media’s fault Clinton kept telling easily-disproven lies about the server that kept the story alive https://t.co/gSXzHv1O3I
— (Not) Bill O'Reilly (@NotThatBill) June 14, 2018
Gmail is not the same thing as a private server. Bad, but not as bad.
Also, you're overlooking the fact that Hillary's hacked server had classified information on it.
And it doesn't matter how common it is, it's still wrong.
Otherwise, good tweet. https://t.co/V8h7wP1Aw9
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) June 15, 2018
Fatuous dimwit. ?♂️ She used a private server to bypass government oversight and compromised security by sending classified materials. It's kind of a big deal for somebody who wants to be the most powerful person on earth to go to such lengths to avoid oversight. https://t.co/eKWDGfm8pF
— Harold Stickeehands (@StickeeNotes) June 15, 2018
Nonsense. The reason it was covered was not that Clinton used a private email, but that she received documents marked "classified" and "secret" through the email, in clear violation of federal law prohibiting criminal negligence. https://t.co/Nvf91XYXjS
— Connor Mighell (@cmigbear) June 14, 2018
Sending and receiving TOP SECRET//SCI information on private unsecured email is… not common. Try harder. https://t.co/6rvttizzCV
— Chris Jordan (@ca_jordan) June 14, 2018
Narrator: This was not about "use of private email." https://t.co/XLcDpc2vTp
— Rand Simberg (@Rand_Simberg) June 14, 2018
JFC, it's not the use of private email, it's the grossly negligent handling of classified information. Why can't you get that into your thick skull. https://t.co/tK81As6nks
— Tim Vielhaber (@tvielhaber) June 14, 2018
The only thing missing from this sanctimonious argument is Hayes suggesting that between her U.N. presser and dropping "like with a cloth?" in the school gym, Hillary sufficiently took responsibility and apologized or something. That'd be priceless. https://t.co/qtkmBDOUCs
— Blame Big Government (@BlameBigGovt) June 15, 2018
Odd, I considered the coverage of the former Secretary of State's email and server scandal to be evidence of the media actually doing its job, not malpractice. One of its better moments in the election year. https://t.co/hZmKaqcWxu
— Dan (@danieltobin) June 15, 2018
I defer to Chris on this as he himself is an expert in media malpractice. https://t.co/VQoDsbSzEG
— SnarkBot (@SnarkActual) June 15, 2018
True, but we have room for one more hot take … Nate Silver?
One shouldn't underrate how much the media's obsession with Clinton's emails stemmed from its obsession with fending off accusations of liberal bias. Trump had… LOTS of issues…. so there was tremendous weight put on this one Clinton issue to preserve "balance". https://t.co/h2VkVlQAvj
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 14, 2018
Yeah, the media is obsessed with fending off accusations of liberal bias. Hey Hayes, how is Ben Rhodes fitting in at MSNBC?
Scandal-free president had name scrubbed from James Comey's report on Hillary https://t.co/zantv6q12B
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 15, 2018