A Conspiracy Flourishes On The Web: Is Clinton ‘Fit’ And ‘Stable’ Enough For Office?

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    Aug 12, 2016 2:58 AM GMT
    It started with a photo taken… six months ago. It shows Hillary Clinton summiting a set of stairs with the help of two aides, one on either arm, after reportedly slipping on her way up.

    But to read commentary by internet users — and eventually by right-wing websites — on Saturday, you’d be forgiven for thinking Clinton was facing some imminent health crisis in August, 2016.

    The American Mirror ran the photo with a brief story about “unstable” Hillary Clinton, though it did not mention the photo’s origin. The Drudge Report ran the photo above a series of articles similarly questioning Clinton’s health over the years.

    Claims that the photo is evidence of Clinton’s failing health have been debunked: It’s a set of stairs. She slipped. Attempts by the right to post-date the photo to August are purposefully misleading.

    The former secretary of state’s doctor attested to her mostly clean bill of health last July, though Dr. Lisa Bardack did include, per the New York Times, “Mrs. Clinton’s history of treatment for a brain concussion, blood clots affecting her legs and brain on separate occasions, an underactive thyroid gland and a family history of heart disease.” Those conditions have not been kept secret.


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    Aug 12, 2016 3:33 AM GMT
    It was probably just a coincidence that this medical nonsense began playing as many people started talking, you know, good people, smart people, very good very smart people started questioning whether Trump was stable enough or mentally fit enough for the presidency.

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    Aug 12, 2016 11:06 AM GMT
    And, of course, the Trump trash (including some here on RJ) are sly enough to proffer this nonsense, not as fact, but as unverified assertion, as if the Clinton campaign ought to respond to every conservative nut conspiracy theory out there. It's Obama's birth certificate all over again.