Some days, the search for positive political news - or even entertainingly negative news - can get pretty frustrating. Oh sure, a crop of nude pictures of a certain candidate's wife turned up, holding forth the possibility of really, really good photos on White House Christmas cards for the next four years. But journalistic integrity demands that we don't comment on a woman's ill-advised youthful indiscretions, just as we refuse to comment about a certain presidential daughter who was twerking and flashing her ass at Lollapalooza.
Rather, we're going to a genuinely important news story which was, unfortunately, pretty much ignored in the mainstream media because of colorfully distracting nonsense like all of the above.
Specifically, we're referring to Hillary Clinton's post-convention interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday in which she declared that, following an investigation into her use of a secret and unsafe email server, FBI Director James Comey "said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people."
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For those who may not remember or care, many of whom seem to find regular work on television and in newsrooms, what Comey actually said was that Hillary Clinton's statements about not having documents with classified markings on her email server were not true. Her claims to have never sent classified documents through unsecure channels were not true. Her claims that she only used a single electronic device for email (her excuse for setting up the private server) rather than multiple devices were not true.
In fact, Comey didn't really assert that anything Hillary said was true with the possible exception of when she stated her name for the record - and even that requires people to forget her claim to be named after Sir Edmund Hillary, despite the fact that she was born before he went mountaineering.
Granted, it's not really news when "Lyin' Crooked Hillary" tells yet another whopper. But if you think we were going to pass on the chance to do an exploding head cartoon, you don't know us very well. Although sadly, it's our heads that are exploding these days.