NBC reporter Andrew Rafferty has been criticized by fellow mainstream media pundits after publishing an article on Hillary Clinton’s coughing fits yesterday.
Perhaps he didn’t get the memo that every member of the mainstream media must protect and prop up Hillary Clinton at all costs this year, while bashing Donald Trump for daring to challenge the status quo.
The entire mainstream media seems to be on board with this template for messaging, but every once a while a reporter strays from the establishment narrative.
Nick Merrill, a traveling press secretary with the Clinton campaign, told Andrew to “get a life” in a tweet earlier today.
Get a life.
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) September 6, 2016
Andrew’s article described Clinton struggling to fight back her coughing fits, and that the “frog in Clinton’s throat was one of the most aggressive she’s had during her 2016 run”.
It was a very brief article, with only several short single sentence paragraphs, but the fact that a mainstream news outlet such as NBC would dare to report on what Clinton has described as a “right wing conspiracy” regarding her health has clearly ruffled some feathers.
Hillary Clinton’s coughing fits are obviously unnatural, and the explanation that they are caused by “allergies” is becoming too far fetched to believe anymore. There are plenty of remedies to suppress allergic reactions to pollen, and I would think that a presidential candidate with a private doctor would have the best care for such a simple health problem.
The majority of the mainstream press, however, comes to Hillary’s defense once again, propping her up and hoping to push her across the finish line.
If you were to take NBC out of this picture showing the mainstream media propping up Clinton, would her campaign still be able to stand?
Angry left-wing reporter for Vox, Matthew Yglesias, attacked by saying, “They seriously ran this story?” and told Andrew to “delete his career.”
Will Andrew suffer the same fate as Huffington Post reporter David Seaman, whose publishing rights were revoked for daring to post articles questions Hillary’s health? Or maybe he will just be “canceled” like Dr. Drew’s shows were when he dared to criticize Clinton’s health and the treatment for her ailments, describing it as “1950s treatment”.
No matter how hard the media tries to suppress Clinton’s coughing fits and general health problems, the alternative media will spread the truth. Conventional media has lost their credibility this year, choosing to sacrifice their values to prop up Clinton’s candidacy, betting all on the hopes she will become president.
The mainstream media might be in for the shock of their life, as the polls are showing Trump making phenomenal gains in recent weeks.