Fox News Is So Terrified Of Hillary Clinton That They Invent Fake Email Scandal

For months there has been a concerted effort by Fox News to torpedo the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. They have done it by relentlessly airing stories about alleged scandals that they have trumpeted with glee would end her White House aspirations. Those stories include everything from Benghazi to the Clinton Foundation, to her aide Huma Abedin’s alleged ties to Muslim extremists, to her private computer server. Never mind that there has never been a smidgen of actual evidence showing that she had engaged in anything unlawful or unethical. Just the wild accusations repeated ad nauseum on Fox News is enough to plant the notion in the mind of the public and drive down her poll numbers for trustworthiness.


The mission of Fox News is obviously to sabotage the campaign of the strongest Democratic candidate for the 2016 presidential election. They know that Clinton, even after the smear crusade, still manages to out poll every Republican challenger. Consequently, they need to persist in the propaganda blitz until they succeed in bringing her down.

While previous attempts focused heavily on Benghazi, the inability to make their false charges stick has driven Fox to elevate a different scandalette to the forefront. So now Benghazi has been at least temporarily sidelined in favor of the dreaded lost emails. What Fox is trying to turn into a political frenzy is the allegation that Clinton had sent or received classified email communications using a private computer server rather than one hosted by the feds at the Department of State. This, they imply, may have exposed sensitive information to unfriendly nations.

The first point that needs to be made is that recent reports have revealed that hackers have already trespassed into the official government servers that store data for millions of federal employees. However, there is no evidence whatsoever that Clinton’s server security was ever breached by anyone. So Clinton may have actually protected the information she was handling by segregating it on her server while the feds were being hacked. The second pertinent fact is that there is no evidence that any classified emails were sent or received through Clinton’s server.

However, what really makes this media farce so dishonest is that the so-called journalists at Fox News are fabricating a controversy that doesn’t exist in reality. They spend endless hour of valuable airtime yammering about missing emails and mysterious servers. Even though Clinton, in an unprecedented display of transparency, turned over 55,000 pages of emails. This was never done by other Secretaries of State who also used private servers. Nor was it done by her GOP opponents who as governors did the same thing.

To make matters worse, Fox News completely ignores previous incidents when emails went missing. For instance, when the Bush administration was under investigation for various improprieties, they suddenly announced that, not thousands, but millions of emails had mysteriously vanished. This scandal even included allegations that then-White House operative Karl Rove had been communicating with a private server located at the Republican National Committee.

At the time, Bush’s Press Secretary Dana Perino (now a host on Fox News), insisted it was an unfortunate but innocent computer glitch. This is the same Perino who now calls Clinton’s email situation a criminal offense. And at a congressional investigation of the Bush matter, the GOP’s Clinton inquisitionist, Darrell Issa, also tried to dismiss the Bush debacle as a glitch. Furthermore, then-CNN reporter Ed Henry (now also on Fox News) speculated that the Bush affair might be a violation of the Federal Presidential Records Act.

As if that weren’t enough, the Fox News family has another email scandal in its past. When Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers were caught hacking into the phone and email accounts of private citizens, celebrities, politicians, and royals, they tried to cover it up by making millions of emails disappear. This destruction of evidence was not merely alluded to, but was proven with internal, News Corp. memos describing their policy of destroying emails “that could be unhelpful in the context of future litigation”.

So you have to wonder what moral authority anyone at Fox News has to complain about Clinton’s emails, which have never been proven to contain anything untoward. Clearly Fox isn’t interested in compliance with the law or good government. They are deploying a well-coordinated attack on a political rival whom they desperately fear. And they wonder why no one regards them as a reputable news network.


20 thoughts on “Fox News Is So Terrified Of Hillary Clinton That They Invent Fake Email Scandal

  1. “…that could be unhelpful in the context of future ligitigation” is my favorite understatement of the year.

  2. Why can’t we fight back with the five million missing emails on George Bush. Supposedly lost on an RNC server. No one ever really publicized that incident in 2007/ Why would he even have emails on the RNC server to begin with. Story was, they were all campaign and party information…yeah five million..Congressional requests for administration documents while investigating the dismissals of the U.S. attorneys required the Bush administration to reveal that not all internal White House emails were available, because they were sent via a non-government domain hosted on an email server not controlled by the federal government. Conducting governmental business in this manner is a possible violation of the Presidential Records Act of 1978, and the Hatch Act. Over 5 million emails may have been lost or deleted. Greg Palast claims to have come up with 500 of the Karl Rove lost emails, leading to damaging allegations. In 2009, it was announced that as many as 22 million emails may have been deleted.

    • Because the GOP was majority of the committee that would bring that up. Just like the committee on the Emails and such. GOP lead, so who do you think they will go after? How many Benghazi committee’s found nothing, and they still make more to “investigate”. How much tax payer money have they wasted with their big government committee’s that keep finding nothing.

    • That is also the same reason Romney was never investigated for why he bought all new servers and computers when he left the governors office. He took the servers and all the computers so no one would find any emails, because he took them all and destroyed them himself.

    • Hi Deborah the answer to your querry..,
      Remember Fox is not “news” fox is propogan da ,it was set up to do just that,its motto is “” If you tell a lie loud enough,long enough,it becomes the truth””

  3. The republican field of candidates is so weak, FOX knows the repubs only chance is their FAKE SCANDALs against Hillary. Benghazi has not panned out for them, just like all the other FAKE SCANDALS they push to their devoted rubes. What’s sickening those, is the more they push this, the more others, (CNN), tag along and act like this is real too. So many journalists are just plan lazy.

  4. These scandals are real. This goes all the way back to when Hillary hugged one of the mothers of the people killed in Benghazi and told them a video caused the attack. It was a lie. They knew it was a lie.

    • to Scatt.
      you are misinformed.
      The GOP congress cut the funding for that region ,we had no groups in there to prevent an attack.GOP is responsible for that attack for trying to undermine the Obama administration,as they have done on everything,s what the GOP will do for you..they will lease for 99 years the interstate system to the guy from Dubai.along with the ports of water front entry.and many other assets of our country…querry for you….What do you think this is going to mean for you and the rest of us.US citizens,,Tolls,higher prices with no ways to do anything about it.,,Hope this helps ya.

      • Democrats were in control of both houses at the time of the Benghazi attacks. We had troops there at the time. They were told to hold back.

        • It was Republicans who cut the budget for embassy security. And they also shutdown the government resulting in the sequestration agreement that cut budgets even more. Learn your history.

          Also, there was never any order to “stand down.” That lie has been debunked repeatedly. Even the GOP-led Intelligence Committee report shot it down. Unfortunately, once a lie has been told so many times by dishonest “news” networks like Fox, people like you glom unto it even after the truth has been revealed.

        • The Republicans took back the House in 2010. Benghazi happened in 2012.

          • UncleChris, don’t expect someone like jane doe or the wanker below to have any time for things like facts. They are, after all, so omnipotent that they know everything about events happening thousands of miles away at the exact same time as they furiously performing their keyboard commando duties in their mommy’s basement.

  5. Really, fox is no less scared of her highness than they are of Teclon Don.
    He has not hurt people on the battlefield yet, she has.

  6. You guys had the White House for almost two terms. Thanks for “busticating” the country even more then it was when handed over to the amateurs.

  7. Fake story – really? with some time passed – it looks like all news organizations are now on this – so it’s not so fake anymore is it? – true believer. Shall I list the NON – Fox outlets covering this? I’m sure you know them already. blaming Fox all the time just doesn’t work like it used to.

  8. Hillary received secret emails from an alien species trying to poison our water. Did I mention Benghazi? No? BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI! What ever happened to Benghazi? EMAIL, EMAIL, EMAIL! She got a message about her new iPad. Its all an alien plot. I’m not making it up, I herd it on Fox Newz.

  9. So here we are, 2016 and the supposed “fake scandal” has gotten worse, and the latest Obama appointed IG has said that a few of the e-mails were SAP. Guess it was not so fake after all huh. I see a lot of desperation in the Hillary camp trying to blow this off but it doesnt seem to be working. In the military we were held accountable. If anyone even accidentally risked classified data they were punished. Of course the idiot brainwashed liberals blame Fox News for informing people, I have always approached every election with informed decisions trying to listen to both sides. I even have split my votes. After the Obama administration disaster and the Democrats trying to cover for the biggest crooks in the country I will be voting R’s straight down the line.

    • It’s still a fake scandal. There is nothing in the reported emails that was classified. The only things in it were reported in the media years prior. It’s a totally political hit and that’s why only Fox “News” will touch it.

      And despite your attempt to sound so “bipartisan” your statement that Obama’s administration is a “disaster” reveals the truth about you. The economy was pulled out of the worst recession in nearly a hundred years. The stock market has more than doubled. Health care was made available to more than 17 million people who couldn’t get it before. Two wars were ended. Marriage equality is the law of the land. So go peddle your obvious right-wing biases somewhere else.

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