Hillary Clinton Rumors
By Lindsey Diamond
Democratic politician, Hillary Clinton picked up numerous rumors about herself throughout the years. The media thrives on publishing and circulating rumors to either shine the victim of the rumor in a bad, or sometimes good light. Clinton throughout the election has been said to have Parkinson’s disease, rumored to have gathered more than 800,000 illegal votes from the 2016 election, and that she was involved in an apparent murder mystery. Let’s explore the rumors.
The first rumor stemmed from the fact that presidential candidates aren’t required by law to release information about their medical histories. This sparked statements being released by media personalities that Clinton has poor medical fitness. For example, Dr. Ted Noel said, “I am a medical doctor with 36 years of experience, but I am not Hillary Clinton’s treating physician, so I can’t claim that what I’m about to tell you is conclusive diagnosis.” At the end of his 16 minute video he composed stressing Clinton’s symptoms, Noel said Clinton has advanced Parkinson’s disease. The reasons Noel’s claims are not plausible, is because he never conducted a medical examination of Hillary Clinton and even though Noel is a board-certified physician with 36 years of experience, he is an anesthesiologist. On top of that, Clinton’s personal doctor said Clinton is in excellent condition and fit to serve as the President.
The second rumor that circulated about Clinton was the she gathered 800,000 votes from non-citizens in the 2016 election. This rumor derived from Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s press secretary, claiming Trump and him both agreed massive voting fraud occurred. Although there is not much more substance to this rumor, many sources such as the New York Times claims that not even one non-citizen voted in the 2016 election.
The last rumor has to do with Clinton’s well known e-mail scandal. Apparently, the FBI agent investigating Clinton’s use of a private email server killed himself after murdering his wife. The article stating;
“Investigators believe FBI agent, Michael Brown, 45, shot and killed his 33-year-old wife, Susan Brown, late Friday night before setting the couple’s home on fire and then turning the gun on himself. Brown was a 12 year veteran of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department before spending the last six years in the FBI.”
Basically, there was no truth to his story. The Denver Guardian is a fake news website disguising as a big city newspaper to spread rumors. Many people falsely believed the rumor, because they did not engage in research to debunk the claim.