In recent years, we have actually seen the media overtly bank to the Left, allowing President Obama and Hillary Clinton to openly deceive the America public. It’s an unspoken but acknowledged truth.
So when CNN’s Jake Tapper actually called Hillary Clinton on lying about her emails not having had classified information included it came as a shock to his industry and to the American people. In a rare rebuke of the Progressive-Democrat presidential nominee, Tapper laid it on the line. “You’re entitled to your own opinions,” he said, “not to your own facts.”
In a presidential election cycle where Mrs. Clinton’s truthfulness and honesty are being called into question, having a major mainstream media voice evidencing said dishonesty is significant. If the media starts pointing out each time Clinton lies of spins, it could cripple her candidacy.
In the video, made by CNN and FactCheck.org, Tapper dismantles Clinton’s “FOX News Sunday” claim that FBI Director James Comey’s congressional testimony and non-indictment statement had exonerated her in her purposeful mishandling of classified information via her private email server.
“No. That is not true,” Tapper explained. “According to her campaign aides, what Hillary Clinton was referring to was Director Comey testifying, ‘We have no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI.’ But Clinton’s comments to the FBI are different from what Chris Wallace was asking about, which were Clinton’s comments to the American people.”
He then presented video of Comey’s testimony to the House Select Committee on Benghazi. When questioned by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), about Mrs. Clinton’s truthfulness, Comey repeatedly debunked most of Clinton’s claims.
Specifically, Gowdy asked about Clinton’s testimony in which she said, “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email, there is no classified material.” Comey responded, “There was classified material emailed,” contradicting what Clinton said to FNC’s Chris Wallace and the American people.
Tapper then ran down the FBI investigation’s findings which chronicled Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. It is still an ethical quandary as to why Mrs. Clinton was not recommended for indictment given the damning information revealed in the investigation.
“Here’s the bottom line,” Tapper said. “[Comey] did say some of the emails contained information that was classified at the time and Hillary Clinton had repeatedly told the public that none of the emails contained information that was classified in any way.”