On Saturday, while speaking at a Clinton Foundation event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Bill’s electoral victory (the invitation for which hilariously read "Putting People First"), Hillary Clinton took the opportunity to attack Fox News. The presidential loser asserted that, had Fox News existed during her husband’s 1992 campaign, he never would’ve become President:
“Unfortunately, our body politic’s immune system has been impaired because there has been a concerted effort, starting with the creation of the Fox network. It wasn’t there when Bill first ran; it was one of the reasons he probably survived."
Of all the people in politics to talk about media bias, Hillary Clinton is one of the least appropriate. The media has given her — and her corrupt life partner — a pass for decades, due to its left-wing bias. Furthermore, of course, the suggestion that Bill wouldn’t have won the 1992 election had Fox News been around can easily be interpreted to mean that Slick Willie would have lost had there been a news network that wasn’t in the tank for him. Continuing her reprimand of Fox News, Hillary said:
“It was there when he ran the second time — it and all of its associated media outlets who are by no means delivering news. They are delivering partisan advocacy positions, irrespective of the truth, the facts, the evidence.”
“I think we’ve got to stand up regardless of what party, regardless of our own ideological beliefs. A democracy depends on an informed citizenry that has access to accurate information. And I will tell you that there is no such thing as an alternative fact. It does not exist in politics or in nature."
Veering off the rails -- and in addition to various potshots taken at Donald Trump -- Hillary puzzlingly bragged that Bill never used Twitter to deal with issues during his presidency:
“He didn’t tweet about it; he got to work about it and he actually got it done.”
Uhhh...okay. Of course, Twitter didn’t exist until 2006 — five years after Bill left office. Nevertheless, the adoring crowd didn't seem to mind. “I’m going to keep speaking out," she promised. "Apparently, my former opponent is obsessed with my speaking out.” Clinton noted that Trump had tweeted about her earlier that morning. Indeed he had, with some advice that the former First Lady may do well to take to heart: