Team Hillary Puts Media On Notice To Not Question Her Health

She’s working the refs, and, since most of them are in the bag for her, it’ll probably work, especially since the majority are already defending Coughing Hillary against any charges or “just wonderings” regarding her health

(The Hill) Hillary Clinton’s campaign is working the refs hard when it comes to reports about her health.

While Clinton responded to a fit of coughing this week with humor, saying she was “allergic” to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, her aides and surrogates played the role of bad cop.

Campaign spokesman Nick Merrill took to task an NBC reporter who wrote about the coughing spell, posting on Twitter that the writer should “get a life.”

But, she keeps having these coughing fits. They aren’t unusual. They aren’t short.

The pushback signaled that Clinton’s campaign intends to sharply counterattack news organizations that take questions about her health seriously.

“They’re trying to work the refs a little bit as they try to push back on the mainstream media’s willingness to pick up on some of this stuff that’s usually left to the fringes,” Clinton surrogate Jim Manley explained.

So, instead of showing documents that she is healthy, and there is a good reason for the constant coughing which would send most of us running to the doctor, they’re going to attack and, most likely, attempt to destroy any who bring it up. She told the FBI 39 times that she couldn’t recall because of her concussion. She has a lot of falls. These aren’t conspiracy theories. They’re facts.

Do they show a picture of a woman in good health? One thing you can bet on, Americans love a good conspiracy, and they will be asking “if Team Hillary is pushing back hard on the allegations while refusing to debunk them with her health records, might there be something there?”

Allies, however, maintain that voters aren’t worried about the stories questioning her health.

“I think the media deserves to be beat up on this because I think it’s ridiculous. I really doubt that any American really cares about this,” said Democratic strategist Brad Bannon.

“This is as trivial as you can get. The media deserves pushback for giving so much coverage to this thing,” he added.

Au contraire. Citizens very much care about this. More read news about celebrity doings than politics, and they certainly care if a candidate is portraying poor health symptoms. Americans spend a lot of time on trivial things. Trivial things that seem important to them. Perhaps they aren’t much concern to the political elites, but citizens care. They care when their favorite celebrity is exhibiting signs of physical or mental illness, even when it’s just part of their favorite TV show.  And the more Team Hillary attempts to obfuscate and Blamestorm, the more the media attempts to provide shelter, the more they will focus on this issue and wonder “what’s she hiding?” That’s the nature of humanity.

The health of a candidate is important, is it not? And it is certainly legitimate to ask questions when she hasn’t released her medical records. Trump, again, should do the same. We’re electing someone to the most power position in the world, and we should know that she’s up for the job, which ages a person tremendously, and requires enormous physical and mental stamina.

Finally, let’s consider that some media will take this as a challenge to their livelihood, and say “to hell with my Clinton supporting colleagues, I’ll get the information.”

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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