Remember Hillary’s emails?
The Washington Post
Perhaps you missed it, “but the most important story of 2016” has finally come to a close, said Paul Waldman. After a multiyear investigation, the State Department has concluded that Hillary Clinton’s use of a private computer server for her emails resulted in no “systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information” by her or other department employees. “You don’t say.” It’s now undeniable that the massive amount of news coverage of Clinton’s emails during the 2016 presidential campaign was an immense “media screwup.” Journalists had already decided that Bill and Hillary Clinton were corrupt liars, and seized on the email story as proof. In a foolish attempt to seem “evenhanded and unbiased,” the press falsely equated Hillary’s use of a private server with an avalanche of scandalous behavior by Donald Trump: his assaults on more than a dozen women, his bankruptcies, his “stiffing small businesses out of money he owed them,” his public invitation to Russia to interfere in the election in his behalf. In fact, the coverage treated Clinton’s “transgressions as far worse than his, when the opposite was clearly true.” As a result of that historic error, a deeply corrupt, amoral reality TV star is now “the most powerful person on Earth.”