Monday, September 28, 2015
One way for a politician to avoid responsibility for his acts is to blame the media for reporting on them. This is what Bill Clinton has done on behalf of his wife. However, the problem remains that she did use a private e-mail server rather than the State department system. No matter, it is easier to focus on media reporting and to say that it was "no big deal" that Hillary erred. This type of counterattack usually doesn't gain a politician much ground nor does it wave off media attention. Rather, it stimulates reporting. There have been several "smoking guns" brought to light but no official movement on the part of the Justice Department. The longer this issue remains in the media, the worse it gets for Hillary, her husband's defense notwithstanding. It is better not to blame the media and to take criticism in silence.