Hillary And The Trina Bachtel Story: Part II
By Big Tent Democrat
Update [2008-4-7 18:38:43 by Big Tent Democrat]: Meteor Blades updates. And I must update, kudos to daily kos and John Cole for covering the story. Way to go. One additional point - Bachtel was denied medical help because she did not have $100 to pay down a debt she incurred when she was uninsured.
Via No Quarter:
As No Quarter reports, in fact the story told to Hillary Clinton by Ohio Deputy Sheriff Brian Holman did not implicate the hospital that decided to inject itself into the story. It told a story, a real story, about our health care crisis. But since some Obama blogs were more intent on demonizing Hillary Clinton than shining light on the health care issue, this important story was buried under an avalanche of Hillary Hate. Shame on them. This is the worst manifestation I have yet seen of the sickness that has infected the Left blogs. My original post on this subject here. More . . .
Blogometer provided a roundup of the blogger coverage of this story on the weekend:
CLINTON IV: Here We Go Again
Liberal bloggers are also criticizing Clinton for telling a story about an uninsured mother and her child that turns out to be false:
* Daily Kos' SusanG: "Sigh. Another Hillary Clinton stump speech story comes under scrutiny for truthiness. [...] Are there really not enough honest to God nightmare health care stories out there that you have to make 'em up? And what does this say about the Clinton operation's ability to verify information -- a minimal requirement, one would think, for the position of commander-in-chief?"
* AMERICAblog's Joe Sudbay: "Since the Clinton campaign is talking to superdelegates about 'electability,' the superdelegates should ponder the narrative that is developing about Hillary Clinton's ability to tell the truth. It's not like she just relayed this health care story or just told the Tuzla story. Watch those videos again. She was emphatic in both cases and went into great detail. Yet, neither are true. Now, I don't imagine the Republicans would make hay out of this pattern in the general election, do you?"
Big Tent Democrat defends Clinton: "If you are intent on hating Hillary Clinton, you can make a big deal about this honest potential mistake -- which came from relying upon an honest Ohio Sheriff's Deputy. If what you care about is blasting Hillary Clinton -- if you do not care about reforming health care in this country -- then by all means -- act as if you see this as a big Clinton lie."
Do not hold your breath waiting for retractions.
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