Is the Mainstream Media Buying the Clinton Concussion Story, or Merely Reporting It?

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by Sharon Rondeau

Hillary Clinton has served as Secretary of State under Obama after the two were rivals during the 2008 presidential primary season

(Dec. 15, 2012) — As Fox News first reported earlier today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton allegedly suffered a concussion, which is “the most common type of brain injury,” at some point last week after reportedly being ill from a stomach virus and becoming dehydrated.

The Fox News story has since been removed.  However, a summary of the original story appears at Fox Nation, where commenters appear skeptical of the eport.  Fox News Insider also has a short summary and the official statement made by one of Clinton’s aides at the State Department.  The original Fox News story now appears via a different link.

No official doctor’s statement was released, and the State Department spokesperson, Philippe Reines, does not say where he obtained the information that Clinton became dehydrated nor how she suffered the concussion.  CNBC reported that Clinton acquired the stomach virus while traveling in Europe.

Politico reports that Reines “is so trusted by the Clinton camp that he was made Chelsea Clinton’s handler during HRC’s presidential campaign.”  Reines has also been described as “Clinton’s “Michael Clayton-esque image man and fixer” and “the Peter Pan of Hillaryland” by a Washington Post writer.  Reines has been noted to have made a rude and obscene comment to a CNN journalist regarding the network’s use of the late Ambassador Christopher Stevens’ journal found in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the Benghazi outpost which killed him and three other Americans working in the area on September 11, 2012.

The same Associated Press article about Clinton’s alleged concussion was reproduced by many news outlets without deviating a great deal from the statement released by the State Department.

 The Washington Post reported that Clinton “got” a concussion after fainting, but a concussion occurs from a blow to the head or other injury, not from fainting in and of itself.  A concussion can be very serious with neurological tests normally part of the medical treatment and possible “temporary loss of brain function.”  Other symptoms may appear immediately or within several weeks of the concussion and include dizziness, confusion, blurry vision, headaches, and trouble remembering events.

According to Weill Cornell Medical Center, “A concussion causes at least a temporary loss in brain function. Although losing consciousness is a common sign of a concussion, it’s possible to suffer a concussion without being completely knocked out.”

Why are Clinton’s “doctors” not monitoring her in a hospital by administering the necessary tests to determine if bleeding in the brain occurred?  Is Clinton really expected to “work from home” following such an event?  Where was the media “days ago” when Clinton allegedly had the concussion?

While this morning’s Fox News report stated that Clinton fainted while in her office at the State Department, another report says it happened “at home.”  The Washington Post goes on to say that “Because of her illness,” Clinton will not appear to testify in front of congressional committees on December 20, as was tentatively scheduled to discuss the attack on the U.S. building in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 which took the lives of four Americans.

Is it realistic that Clinton would be “looking forward to being back in the office soon,” or is it more likely that she is looking forward to leaving the State Department so as to avoid questioning about the Benghazi debacle?

Clinton had announced plans to leave the Obama regime sometime between December and January.

Emails leaked to the press from the State Department revealed that personnel at State, the FBI, the White House and CIA were aware within the first few hours that the Benghazi attack was the result of terrorists. but the official story from Clinton and United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice was that a “despicable [anti-Islamic] video was the cause.”  Is it possible that Clinton does not wish to testify as to her knowledge of the events of September 11, 2012?

Is the Obama regime controlling the information which the media reports, as it has in the past?


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