Hillary Clinton appeared on Capitol Hill this past Thursday to talk to an audience about a retiring public servant. She took the opportunity to warn against the danger of fake news in the presidential election. This was during the commemorating speech of the outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.
However, much like Brian Williams, she forgot about her own fake news that she perpetuated like lying about being under sniper fire in 1996 in Bosnia. During the speech she said,
“Let me mention briefly one threat, in particular, that should concern all Americans–Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike, especially those who serve in our Congress. The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year. It’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real world consequences.”
This isn’t about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their day to do their jobs, contribute to their communities. It’s a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly. Bipartisan legislation is making its way through Congress to boost the government’s response to foreign propaganda, and Silicon Valley is starting to grapple with the challenge and threat of fake news.”
She was specifically referring to a shooting in Washington D.C. where an adult man had entered a pizzeria with a firearm. He thought their was a child sex ring under the basement of the restaurant because of a fake news story that had gone viral. Fortunately, everyone was safe.
Since Hillary Clinton’s loss the Democratic party has been blaming the fake news controversy on conservatives and argued that it was fake news that led to Hillary Clinton’s loss. It has nothing to do of course with the fact that she was simply not good enough and people were sick of the establishment.
Clinton had said she was under sniper fire when she got off a plane in Tuzla, Bosnia in 1996 but those claims were quickly refutted. Back in 2008 when she was running for President against Barack Obama she said,
“I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead, we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”
However, a reporter from CBS News was on the plane when this reportedly had happened. The reporter even showed photographs of when the greeting ceremony for Clinton took place. But Clinton said their was too much sniper fire for the greeting ceremony. Debunking the former Secretary of State’s former claims.
Clinton should remember that he who has no sin should cast the first stone. She is known for lying. It is one of her trademarks yet she has the audacity to sit their and criticize others for something she has done her entire career.