By Warner Todd Huston
If you get most of your news from the old media establishment consisting of newspapers and TV network news, youâ€™d be forgiven for not knowing about the damaging information contained in the latest batch of hacked emails publicly released by the whistleblower site WikiLeaks. That would be because the old media is systematically ignoring the story. Why? Because what is contained in these emails is thoroughly damaging to the Democrat Party as well as to Hillary Clinton and her campaign.
As news about a decade-old recording of Donald Trumpâ€™s locker room banter continues to take the lionâ€™s share of the old mediaâ€™s attention, others have been digesting the 2 thousand emails from Hillaryâ€™s top campaign aide John Podesta. And what these emails say about the collusion of the media with team Hillary, the backroom vendetta Democrats had for Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders, the general hatred that Democrats have for the American people, and Team Hillaryâ€™s criminal actions is truly illuminating.
This particular batch of emails are hacked messages sent to and from Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta. He is a long-term associate of the Clintons and was President Bill Clintonâ€™s Chief of Staff from 1998 until 2001. Podesta also owns the Podesta Group, a major lobbying firm, and is the Chair of the Center for American Progress (CAP), a far left-wing Washington DC-based think tank.
If you are interested in reading the raw emails posted by WikiLeaks for yourself, you can find them at their Podesta email section: https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/.
Some of the most disgusting, if unsurprising, revelations in the email dump is the bald collusion between Democrat Party operatives and the sold out media. Disgusting for its bias, yet unsurprising for the fact that at this point that bias seems to be a given.
One email, for instance, shows The New York Times reporter and CNBC anchor John Harwood writing Podesta to offer tips on how Hillary can destroy other candidates for president and bragging that he attacked Donald Trump when he was a â€œmoderatorâ€ at one of the primary season debates.
Despite his status as a â€œjournalist,â€ Harwood clearly saw his job as â€œmoderatorâ€ of the debate as one of destroying Republicans in an effort to aid Hillaryâ€™s campaign for president.
In another email, The New York Timesâ€™ Nicholas Kristoff is seen corresponding with Podesta to supply Bill Clinton with all the questions he planned to ask during an upcoming interview giving Team Hillary all the time it needed to come up with â€œspontaneousâ€ replies he could dutifully â€œreportâ€ as fact.
These are just two of many, but in a side note it is interesting to hear far left-wing â€œreporterâ€ Gwen Ifill claiming that if the media were not all wee-weed up (as the President might say) about the 10-year-old Trump locker room tape they would be forced to report about these damning WikiLeaks revelations.
In a recent episode of the PBS news show â€œWashington Week,â€ Ifill admitted that the media is focusing on the silly Trump tape and ignoring the damning emails released by the hacker website saying, â€œNow, absent this bombshellâ€¦we would have been paying attention a lot more tonight to some revelations from WikiLeaks about Hillary Clintonâ€™s emailâ€¦â€
Of course, the Trump tape is not in any way more important than the WikiLeaks release. But the media would much rather ignore the more important story because it makes Hillary and Democrats look bad.
And looking bad, indeed. Other emails seem to prove that the Obama State Department worked directly with Hillaryâ€™s campaign while responding to a Freedom of Information Act request to release Hillaryâ€™s emails when she was Obamaâ€™s Secretary of State. This is notable because Hillary should have had nothing at all to do with the State Deptâ€™s release of the emails as she had already resigned from her office, was no longer in the employ of the federal government, and had already launched her campaign for president.
Despite all that, here was Obamaâ€™s State Department coordinating the release of official government documents with a mere candidate for president who should have had no role at all in such efforts. But clearly Obamaâ€™s administration was trying to give Hillary a heads up about what was being released so she could mount a defense or destroy other emails that may be connected to those being released.
Another part of the Podesta email dump also contained an 80-page document with excerpts of some of the many speeches Hillary gave to various banks, investment groups, and corporations, speeches she has adamantly refused to make public. This document sort of shows why she wanted to keep these speeches under wraps because some of the things she said during these appearances is shocking, to say the least.
In one such segment Hillary shared classified information about the Obama adminâ€™s efforts against terrorism. During a 2013 speech to a ÂToronto business organization she divulged classified details about Obamaâ€™s hunt for Osama bin Laden in 2011. This was an illegal disclosure and alone should have sent her to jailâ€¦ like it would anyone else.
Speaking of others being jailed for what Hillary has done, I must bring to your attention the recent case of Harold Martin. Mr. Martin was arrested for having classified information in his car and home. The FBI insisted that Martin broke our national security laws despite there being no proof he intended to sell the information or give it to the nationâ€™s enemies. But this is exactly the reverse of the standard the corrupt FBI applied to Hillary. She had classified information in her home but FBI director Comey decided that since Hillary didnâ€™t â€œintendâ€ to do anything bad with the info, then she was obviously innocent. Why the double standard? I know YOU can answer that.
Speaking of illegal activity, the email dump also seems to show John Podestaâ€™s efforts to commit voter fraud in Colorado.
The email in question reveals Podesta himself relating the story of having met two people in Colorado who admitted to flooding the polls with ineligible voters in order to make sure Hillary beat Senator Bernie Sanders during the Democrat primary.
As we come to mentioning Bernie Sanders, there is much to show just how unfair the Democrat Party was to the erstwhile socialist Senator from Vermont and Democrat candidate for President.
The WikiLeaks releases shows that the coordination between Team Hillary and the Democrat National Committee did not stop after DNC Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz was kicked out of her chairmanship for working behind the scenes to destroy Bernie Sanders despite her official role as facilitator of all Democrat candidates.
The email dump shows that new DNC head Donna Brazile was also up to her armpits in the effort to torpedo Sanders in favor of Hillary.
Contempt for Sanders isnâ€™t the only hate revealed by the emails. The emails are also filled with evidence that Hillary, Podesta, and her supporters are full of contempt for Americans. In one message a supporter writing to Podesta insisted that most Americans are illiterate saying, â€œThere are too many functional illiterates now in the world and more than half of the population of the United States are a part of the irrational masses that the illiteracy produces.â€
This same adviser went on to insist that both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are employing the sort of â€œNazi tacticsâ€ pioneered by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebels.
Another missive revealed that Clinton daughter Chelsea was heartlessly more concerned with public relations than in helping a Clinton Foundation employee that was reportedly on the verge of suicide. That wasnâ€™t the only time Chelsea Clinton was mentioned in the email leak. In another she was called a â€œspoiled bratâ€ by Clinton operative Doug Band.
Finally, of these emails Iâ€™ll mention here, in an email written by Hillary herself to Podesta, the Democrat candidate for president revealed that the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia are directly funding ISIS. And yet, Hillary and her pseudo charity have taken tens of millions from these very nations.
There are far more damaging emails like those above, but at a hefty 2,000 emails â€” and those are just the first batch, apparently â€” are far too many and varied for me to get into all them here. You can see a growing compilation at Breitbart News if you are interested.
But suffice to say, these emails are far more consequential and important than a 10-year-old audio tape of Donald Trumpâ€™s locker room talk about a woman.
Naturally, the media isnâ€™t interested.