Oh, the things the mainstream media never told us.
Amy Chozick, the New York Times reporter who covered Hillary Clinton’s campaign and admits to sobbing the night she lost, reveals in her new book, “Chasing Hillary,” that she had a story ready to go on Hillary’s drinking – set to run after she was elected president.
I guess that’s what you’d call fake news by omission. And the MSM acts as if nothing’s wrong and conservatives are morons who irrationally watch Fox News and listen to talk radio.
According to the National Review:
Chozick’s unpublished color piece on Clinton’s drinking was meant to illustrate that Clinton was not the starchy, purse-lipped frump of popular perception but a freewheeling good-time gal. Why couldn’t the story have run during the campaign rather than after it? That seems obvious. The factual details were such that they might have made readers question the Times’s spin that Clinton’s drinking habits reflected well on her.
The attentive reader will wonder whether Clinton has a drinking problem. Chozick says that Clinton would have been “the booziest president since FDR” and “enjoys a cocktail — or three — more than most previous presidents.” Chozick isn’t saying that Clinton has three cocktails but that she has three cocktails more than a man. So: five cocktails, then? Five cocktails for a woman is generally said to have the same effect as ten cocktails on a man. Would you want a man who regularly put away ten cocktails to be president?
I’m not going to read the book, but fortunately the National Review read it for me. So one other fun fact while we’re at it. The adored Chelsea Clinton is, according to people who worked on her mother’s campaign, a “pain in the ass.”
Hillary is also going to drive Democrats to drink this election season. According to Fox News and other reports, she has “activated her political machine” and will be out and about “helping” Democrats. What’s more, “the Clinton family also plans to restart fundraising efforts for the Clinton Foundation.”
You could almost feel sorry for Democrats. It’s like trying to get rid of irritable bowel syndrome. It never quite goes away.