Hillary Clinton Beclowns the Media

Lulz. (AP)

It is the year 2015, and this is an actual headline from one of the most respected institutions in the field of journalism—the Associated Press—for its story on Hillary Clinton’s paid speech to a group of female tech executives in California:

From the Clinton Foundation, a Heaping Pile of Corporate Bullsh*t

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The Clintons just can’t help themselves. As Bloomberg editor John Heilemann said on Monday: “Their obsession with money…has been a hallmark of their careers.” When the Wall Street Journal revealed last week that the Bill, Hillary, & Clinton Foundation had quietly dropped its prohibition on donations from foreign governments, many thought it was an especially sleazy move, even for the Clintons. The foundation’s initial response was defensive and evasive, agreeing only to reevaluate its acceptance of foreign donations “should [Hillary] decide to run for office.”

Hillary’s State Department Won Deals for Clinton Foundation Donors

Gotta get paid. (AP)

Donating large sums of money to the Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation is one of the many fun ways a corporation, billionaire, or foreign government can curry favor with the Clinton dynasty.

While the media was busy obsessively hyperventilating over Rudy Giulian’s comments about President Obama’s lack of love for America, the Wall Street Journal reported that, during her time as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton helped promote the interest of large U.S. corporations, many of which have donated larges sums of money to the Clinton Foundation:

Media Coverage of Rudy Giuliani Comments Dwarfs Coverage of Clinton Foundation Foreign Donors

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A failed presidential candidate has dominated the media coverage these past few days. Oddly enough, it’s not Hillary Clinton.

Despite the new revelations this week about the massive amounts of money the Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation has raised from questionable foreign governments and shady billionaires—something even Clinton’s defenders admit is a problem—the media hasn’t shown much interest in the story. In fact, media coverage of the Clinton Foundation has been dwarfed by the hyperventilating over failed presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani’s remarks about President Obama’s lack of love for America.

This One Paragraph Explains the (Partially Self-Inflicted) Tragedy of Ukraine

A Ukrainian soldier retreats. (AP)

The situation in Ukraine right now is pretty grim. The European-brokered “ceasefire” is joke, even if the Obama administration continues to hold out hope. Russian separatists launched an offensive against the town of Debaltseve, forcing Ukrainian troops to retreat. The State Department, for its part, boldly affirmed the Ukrainian government’s “sovereign right” to surrender their territory to foreign aggressors. How comforting.

Obviously, Putin deserves most of the blame for the carnage in eastern Ukraine. If he wanted to the fighting to stop, it would. But the Ukrainian people are also suffering from the corruption and incompetence of their own government and military. This one passage from a riveting Washington Post report on the Ukrainian battalion charged with defending Debaltseve captures the depravity of the situation: