Former New York Times editor Jill Abramson, who has written that Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest, appeared on MSNBC with Steve Kornacki to discuss that piece, where she again noted that after a long career covering the Clintons, she’s found no evidence of wrongdoing—nor has anyone else.
The campaign against Hillary Clinton—currently being mounted simultaneously by Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and the corporate media—is rooted in smear by innuendo. It’s a constant drumbeat of implications that she is corrupt and compromised, without any supporting evidence.
Jill Abramson is one of the few journalists with extensive experience covering the Clintons who is willing to step forward and say that no one can provide any substantiation to support these smears.
“I’ve supervised—and myself, as an investigative reporter, done every manner of investigation of both Clintons—and I’ve supervised so many investigations of her at the New York Times going back to her run in 2008 to now. And I don’t think one can come up with an example of her being influenced by a campaign donation, or money given to the Clinton Foundation, or by speech fees from Wall Street firms. If you look at the record of what she’s been saying in her campaign now, she ranks way up there on the truth-o-meter.”
Will the rest of the corporate media be brave enough to follow Abramson’s lead? We certainly hope so.