As many of you may remember, last year the Accredited Times wrote a stunning review of Hillary’s book “Stronger Together“. And after her tragic and perplexing loss to Donald Trump, she has written a new book, “What Happened?”, explaining how evil forces and unfortunate circumstances conspired to deny her the presidency. Her book has come under fire from Trump supporters, who have crashed her book signings, hurled sexist abuse at her and made further baseless accusations about her “criminality” with no evidence reported in the accredited media. But her book is nonetheless a masterpiece, piecing to together the important driving forces behind the most unusual election in American history, and explaining how Donald Trump hijacked the presidency from what seemed like a sure victory for Hillary.
One of the central points in the book is how Russian hacking and interference gave Donald Trump an edge during his campaign, and how the Trump campaign actively encouraged people to turn a blind eye to multiple anonymous sources sounding the alarm about the Russians.
“The press treated our warnings about Russia like it was spin we’d cooked up to distract from embarrassing revelations — a view actively encouraged by the Trump campaign … As Matt Yglesias of the news site Vox described it later, most journalists thought the argument that Moscow was trying to help Trump was ‘outlandish and borderline absurd,’ and our attempt to raise the alarm ‘was just too aggressive, self-serving, and a little far-fetched.'”
She then goes on to admit that downloading classified emails onto an unsecured private email server was a “dumb mistake”, but not in any way illegal or immoral, just a little careless, which is understandable given how much pressure she was under. She also explains how this issue was exploited by the Trump campaign and blown out of proportion in order to smear her image.
“[My emails] got more coverage than any other issue in the whole race. In fact, if you had turned on a network newscast in 2016, you were three times more likely to hear about those emails than about all the real issues combined … It was a dumb mistake. But an even dumber ‘scandal.’ It was like quicksand: the more you struggle, the deeper you sink.”
After I read this, I could feel Hillary’s pain as she desperately tried to fend off the bullies with their overblown emails accusations, only to see their unjust criticism amplified all over the fake news media.
Later, Hillary shocking reveals that Trump sexually harassed her on stage during the debates!
“Donald Trump was looming behind me. Two days before, the world heard him brag about groping women. Now we were on a small stage, and no matter where I walked, he followed me closely, staring at me, making faces. It was incredibly uncomfortable. He was literally breathing down my neck. My skin crawled.”
This comes as yet another woman accusing Trump of sexual abuse. With this many anecdotes of credible womyn accusing Trump of sexual abuse, are right wingers seriously going to doubt that their hero is a serial abuser of women? If a womyn accuses a man of rape, she is right. Due process is not required when an innocent womyn is crying for help.
Finally Hillary explains the most obvious barrier to her presidential dreams, sexism, which almost goes without saying.
“This has to be said. Sexism and misogyny played a role in the 2016 presidential election. Exhibit A is that the flagrantly sexist candidate won. A whole lot of people listened to the tape of him bragging about sexually assaulting women, shrugged, and said, ‘He still gets my vote’. Women’s advancement has set into motion vast changes that inspire intense feelings of all kinds. Some of us are exhilarated. Others feel a whole lot of rage.”
It’s sad that in the 21st Century, a woman who possesses more qualifications than any male candidate, is stripped of the presidency by a sexist pig who epitomizes everything that is wrong about the patriarchy. Sexism is still alive and well in America, whether misogynist pigs want to admit it or not.
Accredited journalist Chris Hayes also gave a stunning review of the book, saying it was “quite good”. The “…” before his judgement shows that he gave it some thought and is completely objective.
I’m reading the Clinton book and it’s…quite good! Compelling and candid and written with a pretty remarkable intimacy. It’s worth reading.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 9, 2017
We agree with Chris full heartedly. This was a stunningly well-written book, and Hillary’s unique insights into the election, never before seen in the accredited media, were fascinating to read. The book devastatingly disproves Trump’s post-truth narrative that he somehow won the election fair and honestly, and shows that a variety of sinister forces were at play. Trump may have been successful in almost every endeavor he has ever pursued, but his latest success is just a coincidence, and wasn’t achieved honestly. I can’t recommend Hillary’s latest book enough to those who want to know how the election really was really lost, and how to fix this mess in 2020.