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Friday, September 09, 2016

Mainstream media dismiss Clinton's coughing fits

The mainstream press has mostly shied away from questioning the status of Hillary Clinton's health, even as it has scrutinized the credentials of Donald Trump's doctor and the legitimacy of the health information he has made public.

Despite a series of documented intense coughing fits during campaign events and media interviews throughout the campaign, mainstream reporters have generally not asked about it, and many journalists say the subject is inappropriate.

After NBC News reported Monday on a long coughing fit Clinton suffered during a rally in Cleveland, New York Times television critic James Poniewozik dismissed it as a non-story, even though Clinton suffered a concussion years ago and is known to take medication for an underactive thyroid.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And we would care what television critic James Poniewozik says?

Let me guess. There's a (D) after his name.