What Hillary Clinton’s email scandal is really about, explained with a cartoon … It’s a constant source of news coverage, particularly in conservative outlets, where it’s turned into vessel for a larger message: that Clinton can’t be trusted. -Vox
Vox has written an article that minimizes suspicion about Hillary Clinton’s larger transgressions regarding her “email scandal” while attempting to focus on the “real” issues surrounding them.
Here’s how Vox puts it:
Republicans have insisted Clinton [kept State-Dept. related emails on her own server] to avoid having her emails released, or subject to the Freedom of Information Act. In other words, the accusation is that she did it so the public couldn’t see her communication.
This goes to motive, which means it’s difficult to prove either way, and anyone who claims otherwise is speculating. But the idea that she is actively trying to hide her communication feeds into a more absurd accusation that we should dismiss: that Clinton tried to delete emails from her server during the House’s Benghazi investigation.
It’s hard to credit this last statement given reports of eight-to-12 Hillary Blackberry phones being destroyed with hammers, but this is the case Vox is making. Obviously Hillary is not shy about deleting personal or professional information.
The article then gets to the point of its argument, which is that the real problem with Hillary’s emails have to do with a disregard of cybersecurity and a lack of transparency.
We wrote about Vox previously in August, here, in anarticle entitled, “Vox Article: Silly Slow-Growth Speculation Avoids Central Bank Blame.”
The article listed a number of reasons why the US economy remained in a “slow growth” pattern but never mentioned the real reason, which is central bank monetary distortion.
We found the article quite misleading and looked into the background of Vox. Here’s what we wrote:
According to Wikipedia, “Vox Media, Inc. is headquartered in Washington, DC and New York, New York with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, and San Francisco. The network now features over 300 sites with over 400 paid writers.
As we’ve pointed out elsewhere, CIA involvement can be very good for business. Facebook and Google have both been funded by the CIA.
Daily Kos is a very big left-wing website and Vox and its affiliates seems to be doing well too.
More from this Vox email story:
We should be able to talk about [Hillary’s email] problems with clarity … When Clinton was offered an email address on State Department servers, her staff refused. Instead, they used a server in the Clinton’s home, maintained part-time by two staffers.
We don’t know why Clinton used a private server. She says it’s because she only wanted to carry one mobile device … But this is what led to multiple problems — and multiple storylines around those problems.
The article wants us to believe Hillary’s problems should be examined generally and theoretically. From a cybersecurity standpoint, the State Dept. itself has many problems to confront. Too much is classified and State Dept. software protections are not good enough.
From a transparency perspective, it is impossible to tell what Hillary’s motives were but the Obama administration has been one of the least transparent administrations in history. The issue of transparency is therefore a general one that is troubling to the US democracy. “It touches on two increasingly relevant issues about our data — how we should protect it, and who should be able to see it.”
And the conclusion: “[These questions] have been reframed into this amorphous narrative about trust.”
But, please, no … it’s not nearly so complicated. The Clinton’s set up a, by now, vast foundation and basically used it as a way to trade favors for payments.
If an overseas or domestic entity wanted to get something done politically, it would make a donation to the Clinton Foundation.
There is also plenty of evidence that the Foundation was run as a political administration-in-waiting. The Clintons may have been able to keep their entire out-of-office political structure intact while Hillary tried to re-achieve the family presidency.
Plenty of articles are available about Hillary’s emails and the Foundation and how it operates. The larger point here is that at least half of the nation’s voting community is anti-Clinton and many are well aware of what has taken place and how this only adds to previous political abuses.
The fundamental issue regarding the Clinton’s behavior is not what they did but what is being regularly reported in the mainstream media. Trust when it comes to the mainstream media is plunging and much of that collapse is said to be among those who identify as Republican. The Clintons may or may not recover from Hillary’s latest evasive and arrogant behaviors but the mainstream media probably has less chance of doing so.
Conclusion: This is quite significant and means that those who control the mainstream media have virtually lost the “trust” of half of adult users of media. This will have significant, tumultuous and even bloody ramifications.
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