Hillary Clinton’s Latest Half-Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory

One of many dominant themes in present liberal messaging is that democracy is “endangered” by waves of “misinformation” and “conspiracy theories.” However aren’t liberals often responsible of uncorking wild conspiracy theories that don’t become true?

An apparent sore level is the liberal notion that Donald Trump colluded with the Russian authorities to steal the 2016 election, a conspiracy idea so sturdy that the media obsessed over it for years, till particular counsel Robert Mueller concluded that it didn’t actually exist.

On Oct. 21, a leftist group known as Indivisible put out a video with Hillary Clinton claiming “right-wing extremists” are plotting a coup in 2024.

“I do know we’re all centered on the 2022 midterm elections, and they’re extremely necessary,” Clinton mentioned. “However we additionally need to look forward as a result of—you recognize what?—our opponents definitely are. Proper-wing extremists have already got a plan to actually steal the subsequent presidential election, they usually’re not making a secret of it.”

It got here with a web site, CrushTheCoup.org. There, in all capital letters, they warn: “MAGA has a plan to steal the election in 2024. We’ve got to cease them, at present.” The conspiracy is that our radical Supreme Courtroom will determine that state legislatures can overturn election outcomes.

Right here’s how one can inform this video (with 3 million views on Twitter) is embarrassing to the liberal media, who bray each day about “election deniers” and “Cease the Steal” wackos. Clinton’s echo was not useful to their narrative, so it was overwhelmingly skipped.

How is that this not newsworthy, contemplating Clinton was the 2016 Democrat nominee for president and insisted when she misplaced that Trump was an “illegitimate president”? Looking by means of Nexis, you discover ABC ignored it, as did NBC, and PBS, and NPR, and even MSNBC. Then, flip to print journalists. The Related Press ignored it! The New York Occasions, The Washington Put up, and USA Right now couldn’t find this clip.

On Sunday—9 days later—CBS’ “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan talked about it when Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., insisted they might abide by the 2022 election outcomes.

“I’m glad you mentioned that,” Brennan responded, “as a result of there’s been plenty of consideration drawn to feedback by some Democrats, together with Hillary Clinton, who simply launched a taped assertion on-line the place she was speaking about upcoming elections, and he or she mentioned right-wing extremists have already got a plan to actually steal the subsequent presidential election, they usually’re not making a secret of it.” Brennan requested, “I perceive hyperbole, however would you agree that that’s not useful within the present setting to speak about plots to steal elections?”

Maloney professed, “I don’t perceive what meaning, and I didn’t see the remark.”

Additionally on Sunday, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced it up in passing on CNN’s “State of the Union”: “We’ve got acquired Hillary Clinton saying the ’24 elections might be stolen. We’ve got acquired [Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate] Stacey Abrams saying she didn’t lose.”

On Halloween, journalists on CNN’s “Inside Politics” lastly addressed it—solely to dismiss it. CNN host John King performed the temporary clip of Scott—however not any movie of Clinton—and proclaimed, “However if you wish to say that these issues are fallacious, let’s say they’re misdemeanors down right here in comparison with saying the Jan. 6 defendants are being persecuted.”

CNN reporter Manu Raju agreed, saying, “Should you’re going to criticize what Hillary Clinton mentioned about 2024, maybe make a degree of the truth that Donald Trump has been making this the centerpiece of all the pieces.”

However that’s their drawback. Clinton appears like Trump, so the media can’t truthfully acknowledge that it exists.


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