Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Damage control spin doesn't add up

Clever attempt at a cover story?

The Clinton campaign spin is now that candidate Hillary Clinton wasn't the first in her campaign to contract pneumonia.

The Clinton campaign has apparently chosen People magazine to "leak" its spin on a wider outbreak:
At least half a dozen senior staff were felled, including campaign manager Robby Mook. Two top advisers even needed emergency medical treatment, the source says. One top adviser diagnosed at a Brooklyn urgent-care center with a respiratory infection was being treated with antibiotics in the days before Clinton's diagnosis. Another top adviser was taken by ambulance to the ER after collapsing from what turned out to be severe dehydration, the source said. 
Wait a sec.

If this pneumonia outbreak previously sent Clinton staffers to ER treatment or urgent-care, and if the campaign knew how virulent the strain was, why was Hillary Clinton treated at Chelsea's apartment on Sunday, and not in an actual ER?

Another story out of the campaign Monday apologizes for waiting 90 minutes before commenting on Clinton's episode.

From NBC News:
"We were focused on making sure to track down her doctor, making sure that she had the quickest possible access to medical attention honestly," Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook chimed-in Monday afternoon on MSNBC.
Again, not making sense.

Is the campaign suggesting Chelsea's apartment could provide faster, better care than a New York City ER?

But wait, there's more.

Clinton now tells CNN, she didn't realize pneumonia was "serious."

NBC News among those picking up the new spin:
Asked by anchor Anderson Cooper why she kept the diagnosis a "secret," Clinton claimed she didn't — despite the fact that there was no public mention of it until hours after she left the memorial and had put out a statement that she had gotten "overheated."
Despite younger, presumably healthier staffers falling ill from this same pneumonia and requiring emergency medical care (according to the campaign), Clinton didn't have a clue her bout with it might be serious.

Too many damage control stories too fast lead to contradictions. The harder the Clinton campaign tries to spin Sunday's Clinton health event, the more the stories suggest "cover up." The stories either don't make sense at the git-go, or conflict with each other under even the most cursory analysis.

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