Truth does not matter much anymore. It is simply a matter of how you spin the story. Someone caught on video saying or doing something inappropriate means nothing. You merely say it wasn’t I, or I really meant something else and the media, if it is a politician or public figure they like, will accept and report it as such. The media is not impartial. If someone on the left commits an indiscretion, whatever lie they tell or spin they put on their error becomes the accepted version. The mainstream media moves on to something more in line with their political beliefs.
The Hilary Clinton email scandal at the State Department is a perfect example of this new American journalistic “truth.”
When you join the government, you get assigned an email account. You must use the account for all official government business. Your email address is your name, (sometimes your middle initial, first initial and middle name, etc., depending on how common your last name may be) @ your agency’s domain name dot gov. The U.S. Government email rules are simple. Everyone, even the lowliest, most poorly educated government clerk understands them. You sign a document stating that you understand and agree to abide by these rules. You may not use your private email account to discuss classified or unclassified government information.
You will certainly notice when someone sends you an email from a government domain. The .gov is not something you miss. Anyone with any degree of intelligence would notice if someone, say a cabinet level official, were constantly sending emails from Gmail, Hotmail or some other non-government domain. This is especially true, one would think, if you worked at the White House and some cabinet official sent you regular emails on policy.
The spin would be that the emails the cabinet official sent to the White House referred only to, for example, your daughter’s engagement. Gold level spin would be stating publicly that your staff checked and there was nothing in the emails official so you are not going to disclose them as required by the rules.
To stand in front of the nation at a news conference and state that there was nothing wrong with doing this, and that it was not against the rules, is insanely arrogant, especially after an Ambassador under your watch was specifically sanctioned, by you, for doing exactly what you did. You don’t have to be a body language expert to see the tension and righteous anger exuding from every pore either. The performance, and it was an act, was not even a very good one.
Nevertheless, the media, what is now termed the mainstream media, apparently accepted this explanation as gospel and is trying desperately to not allow the subject to be reported on further.
Fortunately for us, at least for the time being, news outlets like the one that our current Administration tried to ban from the White House once will not allow this outright falsehood to be swept away.
Truth rarely means anything to the 21st century American media. The media knows best. Politicians and others can lie outright, but since they are considered our betters, we need to just accept the lie and let them rule.
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As Vice President of a Security Fusion Center, Bill has provided risk management advice and direction to major Fortune 100 defense industry, ultra high net worth and other clients.
As Global Director for Security, Alem International, Bill planned and directed all facets of the security and risk mitigation strategies for the 2004 Olympic Torch Relay that took place in over 34 countries.
Bill was commissioned as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer in the US Army immediately after college.
Mr. Gaskill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Ancient History with a math minor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.He has a current Top Secret/SCI clearance.He has professional fluency ratings in Spanish, Greek, Hebrew and French, and has a working knowledge of Russian.