Hillary Clinton is a liar of the Lillian Hellman variety as described by Mary McCarthy: “Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.'” Perfect. Nobody has ever said it better.
The Clintons have turned lying into performance art. Most recently, in her appearance on ABC’s This Week with former (Bill) Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos on Sunday (video below), Hillary did it again. As for Stephanopoulos, kid gloves were made for this.
Stephanopoulos asked her about the non-disclosure agreement Clinton signed a day after taking office. Under the NDA, Clinton agreed that classified information had to be treated appropriately regardless of how it was marked. “You know, you’ve said many times that the emails were not marked classified,” Stephanopoulos noted. “But the non-disclosure agreement you signed as secretary of state said that that really is not that relevant.” Clinton’s brief response displayed her Hellmanite way with the truth.
Clinton continues to skate in her appearances on the mainstream media. Her friends in the MSM shield her from the intense questioning to which she would be subject if she were a prominent Republican candidate for president. At Medium, Rory Cooper takes up the job the MSM declines to perform in “That time Clinton was asked about her emails and didn’t give one straight answer.”
Which time? you might ask. Every time. On this occasion, however, Cooper usefully annotates Clinton’s answer to shed light on dark corners. You’d think someone at the Washington Post, for example, might take notice. Last month the Post’s Chris Cillizza annotated President Obama’s “amazingly emotional speech on gun control.” What a complete and utter waste of time. Cillizza won’t annotate Clinton’s prevarications any time soon, if ever, but at least we now have Cooper showing it can be done.