What Happened? Hillary’s book gets torched by the media.

Hillary's book
The press has been going after Hillary since 1992. Here she is defending herself during the Whitewater witch-hunt.

Hillary’s book is on sale. As expected, there are critics galore tearing her and the book apart.

In a nutshell, from our perspective here’s what happened in 2016:

While political pundits and the mainstream media were cowering in the back of the bus and kissing Donald Trump’s immense ass (i.e. ego), their real prey was a familiar one: Hillary Clinton.

The media has been trashing Hillary from the day she first set foot in the White House as First Lady. Anyone who has followed her career could have predicted that when she ran for president, starting with the 2008 primaries, the media’s gang rape would start anew.

If there was one reason I didn’t want her to run again in 2016, it was the spectacle of seeing her mercilessly attacked in the press while her opponent was given a pass despite his crude, dangerous, and misogynist behavior.

Do we really think that Hillary’s use of a private email server deserved the attention it got, while Trump’s “vagina groping” and psychopathic behavior was barely mentioned?

Along with the Russians, the FBI director, Sanders, and terrible advice from her campaign staff, Hillary can thank the media for helping Trump get elected.

Now that Hillary’s book, What Happened, is on bookshelves the media is doing what it always has done: reshaping facts and events to suit their bias against her. Nevermind that Hillary’s book is meant to portray her perspective on the campaign. Even as I write this, dozens of journalists are out there writing their own versions of what Hillary really thought, said, and did during the campaign.

Here are links to some current news stories and opinion pieces about Hillary and What Happened. I’ve tried to include a few positive, less prejudicial stories about her. No doubt you’ll find one or two that align with your own political prejudices.

Hillary Clinton just accused Trump associates of collusion with Russia
Washington Post

‘What Happened’? They Lost. With Her Memoir, Hillary Clinton Joins a Haunted Club – New York Times

Sarah Sanders on Clinton book: ‘Sad’ – CNN

What Kind of History Did Hillary Clinton Make? – National Review

Hillary Clinton Strikes at Bernie Sanders Again, Complains About His Supporters’ Attacks – Newsweek

Is Hillary Clinton Right About Why She Lost? – FiveThirtyEight

NASA to teenage Hillary Clinton: ‘Sorry, little girl, we don’t accept women into the space program’ – CNBC

Republicans want Hillary Clinton to vanish. We can’t let that happen –
The Guardian

Hillary Clinton pounds NY Times for ‘schizophrenic’ email coverage – The Hill

What The Reviews Are Saying About Hillary Clinton’s ‘What Happened’ – Digg

Hillary Clinton Wanted to Craft Voodoo Dolls of Congress, Media – Infowars

Five memorable moments from Hillary Clinton’s newest book – AllSides

Totally Self-Aware Hillary Clinton Compares Herself to the Game of Thrones’ Mad Queen – RedState

Hillary Clinton ‘convinced’ – Fox News

Which is worse: Trump or 9/11?

Trump or 9/11
Groper in Chief and staff commemorate 9/11 victims.

While looking for online news this morning about Hurricane Irma, up popped a live feed of Donald Trump talking about 9/11. I can only speculate that his goal was to offer his sympathies to the families of the victims and to the nation. Another objective seemed to be a riff on his “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan, reassuring us and the rest of the world that the U.S. can overcome any adversities we face.

Take Trump out of the picture and the message itself was certainly acceptable. Not inspiring, but acceptable. I can easily imagine many other presidents giving a similar speech. The problem is Trump.

The words were coming out of Donald Trump’s gutter mouth. At moments like a 9/11 commemoration, we want to believe that the president has the moral authority to speak on our behalf, to unify us in our sorrow and conviction that our values still have meaning.

Trump has no values, except to feed his own grandiose sense of himself. His moral authority, if ever had any, vanished when he bragged about grabbing women by the vagina and being able to grope women whenever he wanted and get away with it.

As a product of Catholic schools, it reminded me of the lectures by pedophile priests and lesbian nuns about the evils of sex, real or imagined. Not a lot of credibility there.

As argument can be made that as high a price as we paid for the terrorist attacks on 9/11, in many ways it made us stronger, more vigilant, more united as a people. Within our grief, there was an upside. Being Americans we have turned something horrible into something positive about us and the country.

Contrast that with Donald Trump. An argument can be made that unless you’re a neo-Nazi, a white supremacist, or a billionaire looking for favors from the White House, there is no upside to Trump. It’s all a ghastly terrorist attack on our values, traditions, beliefs. He has torn our nation asunder in ways the 9/11 attacks never did.

Which is worse — Trump or 9/11? Trump wins in a landslide.

Hillary’s book tour schedule.

Hillary's book tour“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What Happened.

Hillary and her publisher have released the current list of Hillary’s book tour locations and dates:

  • SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    Warner Theatre/DC with Politics & Prose
  • SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
    Enercare Centre
  • OCTOBER 3, 2017
    Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • OCTOBER 9, 2017
    Jackson Hall
  • OCTOBER 23, 2017
    Palais des congrès de Montréal
  • OCTOBER 24, 2017
    Hill Auditorium
  • OCTOBER 30, 2017
    Auditorium Theatre
  • NOVEMBER 1, 2017
    The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center
  • NOVEMBER 9, 2017
    Riverside Theater
  • NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    Fox Theatre
  • NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    Boston Opera House
  • NOVEMBER 30, 2017
    Kimmel Center Academy of Music
  • DECEMBER 11, 2017
    Paramount Theatre
  • DECEMBER 12, 2017
    Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • DECEMBER 13, 2017
    Vancouver Convention Center

You can get more information and buy tickets here.

To get your copy of What Happened, you can order it from Hillary’s web page or directly from Amazon, which offers hardcover, Kindle, and Audio CD versions. Amazon Prime members, of course, can get free two-day shipping from Amazon.