Patterico's Pontifications

7/9/2016

Hey, NYT, If Hillary Clinton Wants Voters To Trust Her, She Should Start By Admitting She Was Indeed “Extremely Careless” With Her Emails

Filed under: General — Dana @ 8:57 am



[guest post by Dana]

The New York Times would like you to know that Hillary Clinton is aware of that pesky trust issue that’s been dogging her the entire campaign and that she is working on it:

For most of her presidential campaign, whenever Hillary Clinton has been confronted with polls showing that a majority of voters do not trust her, she has attributed the problem to decades of wild Republican attacks and right-wing conspiracy theories.

Last week, speaking to a sympathetic crowd in Chicago, she also pointed a finger in a surprising new direction: at herself.

“I personally know I have work to do on this front; a lot of people tell pollsters they don’t trust me,” Mrs. Clinton said in a speech to the Rainbow/Push Coalition on June 27. “It is certainly true I have made mistakes,” she said a moment later, adding, “So I understand people having questions.”

The questions grew far more intense after the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey Jr., on Tuesday bluntly contradicted numerous statements Mrs. Clinton and her aides had made over the past year in defending her email practices as secretary of state.

Though Mr. Comey’s stark critique of her actions as “extremely careless” came after he recommended that she not be criminally charged, it cast a harsh light on perhaps the central challenge to Mrs. Clinton and her campaign: how to get skeptical voters to trust her.

Yet the snippet of introspection last week from Mrs. Clinton, a candidate not known for public soul-searching, may have signaled an important shift in how she and her campaign hope to do just that.

You can’t just talk someone into trusting you,” she told her audience. “You’ve got to earn it.”

Certainly it’s true that trust is earned. But the problem is, Hillary Clinton just doesn’t believe she is untrustworthy or has done anything wrong. Not really. It’s still everyone else’s fault. She just has the unfortunate bad luck of getting caught in the crosshairs of other people’s incompetency. And when your premise is that everyone else is at fault from the get-go, there really isn’t any reason to own anything. Not even when it’s the Director of the FBI laying out the case against you:

Untitled

In an interview with Scott Pelley on the CBS Evening News, Clinton once again demonstrates that she really doesn’t understand (or care) about building trust with voters. This is in spite of the efforts of the New York Times to convince us otherwise.

At the 5:10 mark:

Scott Pelley: Well, were you extremely careless?

Hillary Clinton: No, I was not, and neither were the 300 people who sent me that material.

–Dana

56 Responses to “Hey, NYT, If Hillary Clinton Wants Voters To Trust Her, She Should Start By Admitting She Was Indeed “Extremely Careless” With Her Emails”

  1. The arrogance and self-conceit of this woman never fails to stun.

    Dana (995455)

  2. Diamond Reynolds lied to our faces causing riots and the murder of a lot of good faithful public servants.

    Hillary Clnton lied to our faces causing riots and the murder of a lot of good faithful public servants.

    They are cut from the same cloth.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  3. America needs this woman to become President!

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  4. “America needs this woman to become President!”

    Yeah, true, just might as well get it all over with and start fresh.

    HITLERY 2016! LET’S FINISH DESTROYING AMERICA! COME ON, WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

    Works for me.

    hunson abedeer (80144e)

  5. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Hillary could have sex with a goat in Macy’s window while eating aborted baby parts – all captured on live TV – and 40% of Americans would still vote for her. Furthermore, she could, as another commenter noted, be caught on video roasting an aborted baby for Thanksgiving and the so called progressives would ask for the recipe. Liberalism is, indeed, a mental disorder.

    Horatio (260c53)

  6. Alton Sterling was an ex con/ sex offender /baby raper/battery/domestic abuser/ trafficked in stolen goods/illegal weapons possession/ disturbing the peace/ and other charges (his rap sheet goes on for 46 pages, – but not a bad guy –

    according to the Baltimore Sun.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  7. Yes she’s costanza, she’s been wrong since 1969.

    narciso (732bc0)

  8. I’m sorry for highjacking the thread, it’s just I can’t believe the way these editors are bending over backward doing the double back flip with the inverted twist in order to paint these scumbags as sympathetic.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  9. Electing Trump one riot at a time.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  10. Seriously the Orlando shooter was a red queen fan, and they dropped that down the memory hole, she has turned the entire north Africa into mad max territory, after Sanford, ferguson Baltimore you’re surprised.

    narciso (732bc0)

  11. The administration is broadening the attack on bad cops to include now going after so called racism in the criminal justice system. Here is Biden’s address today.

    Hillary is on the same track.

    AZ Bob (d6a3a9)

  12. lying stinkypig

    in love with the smell of her own stinkypig

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  13. I’m sorry for highjacking the thread, it’s just I can’t believe the way these editors are bending over backward doing the double back flip with the inverted twist in order to paint these scumbags as sympathetic

    You were not highjacking the thread. You were just showin a parallel case. The NYT thinks poor people deserve to be above the law, too.

    Although with Hillary it requires something on the order of a double quadruple axel.

    kishnevi (c2a547)

  14. BTW, an apparent case of FB censoring on behalf of Hillary
    https://m.facebook.com/Liberty-Memes-346786585442633/

    kishnevi (c2a547)

  15. Basically, Team Democrat realizes that Hillary’s not really capable of inspiring the overwhelming black voter turn-out which propelled Barack to victory, so they’re pouring gasoline on the fire in order to motivate black voters to get out to the polls in November.
    Same with the young voter demographic. Young voters aren’t inspired to vote for the old hag the way they were for Barack, so she’s devised the “free college tuition!” strategy.

    As Winston Churchill famously stated, “Democracy is the worst form of government … except for all the others.”

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  16. so she’s devised the “free college tuition!” strategy.
    You mean, borrowed it from Comrade Sanders in revolutionary solidarity.

    kishnevi (c2a547)

  17. re: Kishnevi I like this one.

    https://i.imgflip.com/172c9n.jpg

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  18. It’s not just “free” tuition. Clinton is also supporting a $15 minimum wage, increased ACA “help” and dropping the Medicare eligibility age to 55. She’s covering the panem angle pretty well, leaving the circenses to her former supporter who is currently floating Gen. Michael Flynn (D) as a VP choice. I was hoping for Newt so there would be at least one Republican involved in the race.

    Rick Ballard (ddb240)

  19. Sure, Hillary. And Walter Duranty was just an intrepid reporter for the New York Times trying to foster good relations with our Soviet neighbors.

    [Scott’s sarcastic voice, copyright 2016]

    M. Scott Eiland (3a0fd3)

  20. Hey, Newt is sitting on a couch with Van Jones decrying white racism in America.

    Who Is Gen. Michael Flynn?

    http://www.allgov.com/news/appointments-and-resignations/director-of-the-defense-intelligence-agency-who-is-michael-flynn?news=844368

    A month ago Gen Flynn was the “official” in the ABC story Former Officials Raise Concerns Over Trump and Clinton Receiving Classified Briefings ·

    Five months ago On CNN with Jake Tapper, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn explains why Clinton should drop out of the race:

    “If it were me, I would have been out the door and probably in jail,” said Flynn, who decried what he said was a “lack of accountability, frankly, in a person who should have been much more responsible in her actions as the secretary of state of the United States of America.”
    “This over-classification excuse is not an excuse,” Flynn said Friday. “If it’s classified, it’s classified.”

    A year ago – Rise of Islamic State was ‘a willful decision’: Former DIA Chief Michael Flynn
    The White House decided to support armed rebels in Syria despite intelligence warnings forecasting the rise of the Islamic State. – u can google that one.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  21. ITS ORIGIN AND PURPOSE, STILL A TOTAL MYSTERY: Obama: ‘Very Hard to Untangle’ Dallas Shooter’s Motive.

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/238244/

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  22. Hillary is an out and out psychopath, her obsession is to make the USA into a mirror image of her totalitarian compulsions. She can’t control her husband, and try as she might she can’t control her own emotions. Her violent outbursts in the White House have been well chronicled by Secret Service officers. Her staff is terrified of her. Her record shows one failure after another, from Waco to Benghazi, with dozens of dead left wake. She’s was walking time bomb waiting to explode.

    ropelight (596f46)

  23. UPDATE [FROM GLENN R.]:
    On Facebook, Micah Johnson, the Dallas sniper, liked the New Black Panther Party and the African American Defense League. We may never know why he did what he did.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  24. Meanwhile, Barack is absolutely 100% certain what the motives were of the police officers in Baton Rouge and Minnesota.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  25. Poor Barack, he’s still trying to untangle the motives of John Wilkes Booth!

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  26. Hey! NYT! If you ever want to once more be relevant to anyone who isn’t already a member of the Liberal/Progressive Choir, quit screwing around trying to cover for fifth-rate crooks like Hillary and hire somebody who can flipping WRITE! The newspaper work of men like H. L. Mencken and Damon Runyon is still read today, and for good reason. Nothing your fish wrap has published in the last twenty years was worth remembering the next day.

    C. S. P. Schofield (850e8d)

  27. Scott Pelley: Well, were you extremely careless?

    Hillary Clinton: No, I was not, and neither were the 300 people who sent me that material.

    Real reporter: Well, then, what were you?

    Real Hillary Clinton: I was intentionally criminal and there’s not a damn thing anybody can do about it, so f*** you!

    nk (dbc370)

  28. Here’s an article from Ian Hanchett at Breitbart 8/7/16

    I’m going to be talking to white people…

    On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated, “I’m going to be talking to white people. I think we’re the ones who have to start listening to the legitimate cries that are coming from our African-American fellow citizens,” and called for greater respect and protection for the police.

    Hillary began by expressing her condolences over the “horrific” shooting of police officers in Dallas, TX, adding, “I also want us to remember that, just 24 hours before, we had a killing, with the loss of life, in Baton Rouge, in Minneapolis, and right before talking with you, it appears we had an additional event in Tennessee. This is deeply troubling, and it should worry every single American. You know, we’ve got to do much more, to listen to one another, respect each other. We’ve got to do everything possible to, you know, support our police, and support innocent Americans who have deadly encounters with the police.”

    Hillary also repeated her call for national guidelines for the use of force by police, looking into implicit bias, and called for more respect and protection for the police and for people to put themselves in other peoples’ shoes. She later added, “I reiterate a call for national guidelines. We have 18,000 police departments. Some of them are very small. Some of them are not very well-trained. Some of them, you know, don’t really have the resources that are necessary to keep training and retraining. And, frankly, Wolf, to go after systemic racism, which is a reality, and to go after implicit bias.”

    She concluded the discussion on policing and race with, “I have been involved in working to try to close the racial divide my entire adult life. I’ve worked on issues of criminal justice reform, incarceration, juvenile justice, for many decades, and I’m heartbroken that we have to keep repeating and doing that work year after year, but I am determined, and I am persistent. And I will call for white people, like myself, to put ourselves in the shoes of those African-American families who fear every time their children go somewhere, who have to have the talk about, you know, how to really protect themselves, when they’re the ones who should be expecting protection from encounters with the police. I’m going to be talking to white people. I think we’re the ones who have to start listening to the legitimate cries that are coming from our African-American fellow citizens, and we have so much more to be done, and we’ve got to get about the business of doing it. We can’t be engaging in hateful rhetoric, or incitement of violence. We need to be bringing people together, and I’ve said on the campaign trail repeatedly, we need more love and kindness, and I know that’s not usually what presidential candidates say, but I believe it, and I’m going to be speaking about it from now, all the way into the White House and beyond.

    ropelight (596f46)

  29. Hillarys iraq war vote makes her untrustworthy to intelligent people.

    laurel (1413da)

  30. So, Comey was wrong about the reason for not prosecuting her.

    If she won’t admit to being “extremely careless” then that means she did this willfully.

    She’s admitting to intent.

    Steve57 (a8355f)

  31. What would have happened if Comey had ruled it as criminal? Would they send agents to separate her from the hive?

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  32. “300 people” – notwithstanding her immunity from prosecution due to her Clinton-ness, there’ is the most likely explanation for the Comey charade. I suspected greymail but 300 Obama officials who are all ignoring the rules and procedures for safeguarding national security information would have decapitated the government. The irony is she was provided with the tools and equipment to to properly handle classified communications. She just didn’t want to use it. Obama and apparently 300 others knew it and didn’t care. That’s why she’s skating. Why congressional republicans couldn’t draw that out of Comey is a mystery.

    crazy (fcf2fd)

  33. “300 people” – notwithstanding her immunity from prosecution due to her Clinton-ness, there’ is the most likely explanation for the Comey charade.

    crazy (fcf2fd) — 7/9/2016 @ 4:14 pm

    Comey also can’t prosecute any of them for sending classified information to Hillary!’s private server. Not without prosecuting Hillary! for setting up the server and demanding that they use it. And demanding that they strip off all the classification markings and just send her the damn email.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/08/whoa-hillary-e-mail-instructs-aide-to-transmit-classified-e-mail-without-markings/

    Steve57 (a8355f)

  34. Greetings:

    From what I observed this past week, Judy Woodruff (of the PBS NewsHour program) has either rediscovered her inner journalist or is seriously trying to. Now, if she would just keep those arms of hers covered…

    11B40 (6abb5c)

  35. People who vote for, clear a path for, or sit idly by while Hillary Clinton is installed in the Oval Office will find themselves right next to her down in Hell.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  36. somewhere between tantalus and prometheus, I don’t recall if he went to hades, but no good deed, yadda, yadda,

    narciso (732bc0)

  37. We’ve crossed the RUBICON. Rodhams latest NONSENSE is that 300 or so other peeps, willingly participated in her criminal enterprise. We’ve added so so so many types of CRAP into RODHAMS’ CRAP STEW, that we are no longer acknowledging that it is INDEED sh@t stew. Anyone with an i.q. over 100 and any critical thinking skills could and CAN, DESTROY RODHAMS lies, and crimes in seconds. My 15 year old DID. She and all of her handlers,(she is an unskilled puppet) have CREATED PARSING POINTS.
    Too bad so sad. She set up the SERVER, for the EXPRESS PURPOSE of HIDING her GOVT ACTIVITIES from GOVT and more importantly PUBLIC scrutiny. How have we lost sight of that??
    She is a criminal, but the SH@T STEW is on the table. BON APPETIT.

    GUS (30b6bd)

  38. One observation absent from the discussions about the Dallas shooter is the recent instruction from ISIS to lone wolf terrorists to limit their murderous rampages to white people. Otherwise the Obama Administration would mislabel the attack as a ‘hate crime’ or some variant of ‘workplace violence’ so as to deny credit for a successful attack to the ISIS inspired terrorists.

    The Dallas shooter specified that he wanted to kill white people, especially white police officers. The ISIS connection should be closely examined openly, in the light of day. Moreover, the intermediate links to the New Black Panthers and to the Nation of Islam require close scrutiny.

    ropelight (596f46)

  39. Steve57 (a8355f) — 7/9/2016 @ 4:59 pm

    I guess it would be armchair Congresscrittering to suggest every single R on the panel should have btchslapped Comey with that email, forcing him to answer why it was not evidence of intent.

    Matador (77765d)

  40. 39.Steve57 (a8355f) — 7/9/2016 @ 4:59 pm

    That wasn’t really classified, though. Stripping off the markings would have been valid, as it was only the markings that rendered it classified. The e-mails that were sent aht were marked classified, three oof them, really shouldn’t have been, and if they should have should have been sent on the classified system, which could not e-mail the Secretary of State.

    GUS (30b6bd) — 7/9/2016 @ 9:31 pm

    She set up the SERVER, for the EXPRESS PURPOSE of HIDING her GOVT ACTIVITIES from GOVT and more importantly PUBLIC scrutiny. How have we lost sight of that??

    Even more important, to avoid inadvertantly leaving some traces of criminal violations of criminal law.

    But setting up that server does not indicate an intent to send classified information to an unapproved location. The system was set up to replace the State Department’s system for sending unclassified e-mail, although lots of stuff on that system maybe should have been classified, but it was impractical to use the classified system too much because it was only accessible in certain locations, where you also had to be careful not to take a cellphone or laptop into. They weren’t living on a military base, and they weren’t on duty or available, only during certain hours.

    The State Department actually didn’t even trust their classified system, and used a system belonging to a different agency, when they really wanted to communicate in secret,

    Comey seemes to confirm – at least hhe did not deny – that there maybe is a separate investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

    Sammy Finkelman (c82029)

  41. 31. papertiger (c2d6da) — 7/9/2016 @ 3:17 pm

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that, in that case, she would have followed his recommendation.

    Sammy Finkelman (c82029)

  42. so she’s devised the “free college tuition!” strategy.

    16. kishnevi (c2a547) — 7/9/2016 @ 10:55 am

    You mean, borrowed it from Comrade Sanders in revolutionary solidarity.

    But tried to claim she’s more practical.

    I’ll tell you what might a little more ractical.

    1. Separate grading from teaching. The person who does the teaching should not be doing the grading. It probably even shouldn’t be done by the same school.

    2. No money is due to a college or educational institution until someone passes a course, except for what may be charged in advance and paid for by the student without borrowing.

    3. Pay money in advance for tutoring and online learning, and access to libraries and databases.

    4. Do not require someone to be a full time or even a half time student to get reimbursed, sp people can proceed at their own pace. And remember, no federal money unless someone passes the course, and no money lent until a course is passed. There can be small grants.

    Sammy Finkelman (c82029)

  43. ropelight (596f46) — 7/9/2016 @ 12:31 pm

    Waco to Benghazi.

    Waco was Bill’s doing. Jay William Buford, head of the BATF in Little Rock, who murdered three of his own men in the initial raid on February 28, 1993, hoping to blame David Koresh for their deaths, was a Friend of Bill and not of Hillary. Buford had been in charge of the investigation into the first, unsuccessful attempt to murder Alice McArthur in Little Rock in 1982, which was done using a bomb.

    Sammy Finkelman (c82029)

  44. To help cut thru the BS…

    “JOHN HINDERAKER: Are Blacks Disproportionately Involved In Police Shootings?
    What was the racial breakdown of those who were shot by police in 2015? The largest number, 494, almost exactly half, were white. 258 were black, 172 were Hispanic, and the remaining 66 were either “other” or unknown. (Interestingly, Asians are rarely shot by police officers.)

    The 258 blacks represent 26% of the total. That is about double the percentage of blacks in the American population. Is that prima facie evidence of racism on the part of law enforcement? Of course not. It is common knowledge that blacks have an unusually high rate of contact with the police, both as victims and as perpetrators. In 2012-2013, the Department of Justice found that blacks were the perpetrators of 24% of all violent crimes where the race of the perpetrator was known (in 7.8% of violent crimes, it was unknown).

    So the percentage of blacks fatally shot by police officers (26%) is almost exactly equal to the percentage of blacks committing violent crimes (24%). Indeed, given that the black homicide rate is around eight times the white rate, it is surprising that the portion of blacks fatally shot by policemen is not higher.”

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/238285/

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  45. @Colonel Haiku. You won’t get anybody from the NAACP, or any black organization, to even hint at that, I watched I think Face the Nation. But of course this makes the statistic phony.

    There is no epidemic of police shootings; neither has it suddenly become known what blacks have always had to face. Theer is much more violene, and even killings, inside prisons.

    Sammy Finkelman (c82029)

  46. You won’t get it from the NYT, CBS, ABC, NBC/MSLSD, CNN… no one refutes the nonsense the Democrats, the Democrat Operatives With Bylines (DOWB), aka The Media, the NAACP, the race-baiters like Jackson, Sharpton, Jones, tanehisi Choata, and all the other a-holes put out there. The lies go round the world before The Truth puts its shoes on.

    Where are the usual suspects that tell us Democrats are A-OK???

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  47. “Hillary Clinton: No, I was not, and neither were the 300 people who sent me that material.”

    Classic Clintonian crassness – essentially saying “I’m not going down alone. It’s all the fault of those other 300 people who should have known better than to send me classified information in emails.” …

    Alastor (2e7f9f)

  48. they are committed to a blue pill existence, coronello, every once in a while, someone blows a crack in the cave wall,

    buccaneer morgan (732bc0)

  49. 47. Alastor (2e7f9f) — 7/10/2016 @ 4:40 pm

    “Hillary Clinton: No, I was not, and neither were the 300 people who sent me that material.”

    Classic Clintonian crassness – essentially saying “I’m not going down alone. It’s all the fault of those other 300 people who should have known better than to send me classified information in emails.” …

    Well, you see, if she had had a state.gov address, it would have been equally a problem if they had e-mailed something classified to her unclassified state.gov address, which is what hdr22@clintonemail.com was in the place of.

    One caveat: Because she was not on the classified system either, any e-mmail that was classified had to be sent to one of her top aides, or maybe somebody might in some cases have sent something to her unclassified – but known only to a few – e-mail address.

    Sammy Finkelman (c82029)

  50. sorry, that was one of my other handles, it was caught in the cache,

    http://tammybruce.com/2016/07/video-obama-all-fired-up-and-ready-to-squirt.html

    narciso (732bc0)

  51. Garrrrrrr, narciso!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  52. that would be aargn, but back at ya, coronello,

    narciso (732bc0)

  53. No, that’s teh call of the dyslexic pirate, matey!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  54. The Sheriff’s office for Ramsey County, Minnesota reports that Philando Castile didn’t have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. There is no record he ever applied for one and no permit was issued.

    ropelight (596f46)

  55. So, I don’t know what. Is it settled that he had a permit or he didn’t have a permit? I read in one newspaper that he did.

    And, whether he did or not, did he mention the permit?

    And why does anyone think mentioning he has a permit is a good thing to say? A cop could interpret that as being that he has intention to take him off his guard when he sees the gun coming out, so that the other person could have a chance to shoot him. That kind of statement actually raises a red flag.

    When someone says he wants to kill you, you should believe him. And when someone says he doesn’t want to kill you, you should not believe him.

    Sammy Finkelman (c82029)


Powered by WordPress.

Page loaded in: 0.5692 secs.