For weeks now the mainstream media and the Clinton campaign has berated and ridiculed anyone who dared to question Hillary's nagging cough or bizarre behavior. In fact, just 5 days before Hillary's latest "medical episode" the WaPo declared that there was "zero evidence that anything is seriously wrong with Clinton" and insisted that the many "wacky theories" regarding her health were reserved only to those alt-right psychopaths emerging from the "fever swamps on the very fringe of the conservative movement."
Below are a couple of the quality one-liners from WaPo's article entitled, "Can we just stop talking about Hillary Clinton’s health now?":
Here's the thing: This is a totally ridiculous issue — for lots of reasons — and one that if Trump or his Republican surrogates continue to focus on is a surefire loser in the fall.
The simple fact is that there is zero evidence that anything is seriously wrong with Clinton. If suffering an occasional coughing fit is evidence of a major health problem, then 75 percent of the country must have that mystery illness. And I am one of them.
What Trump cannot — or, at least, should not — do is continue to engage with these wacky theories that emerge out of the fever swamps on the very fringe of the conservative movement. Every single person who believes in the Clinton health conspiracy is already for Trump.
Now, as we sit here today in a new world where even the most ardent Clinton propagandist knows deep down in their soul (despite what they write about "pneumonia" or "dehydration" in their left-leaning newspapers) that something went seriously wrong with Hillary over the weekend, the WaPo emerges to push perhaps the "wackiest" conspiracy theory offered up to date which comes via a Twitter post from Bennet Omalu who thinks that Hillary was poisoned by Putin and/or Trump.
I must advice the Clinton campaign to perform toxicologic analysis of Ms. Clinton's blood. It is possible she is being poisoned.— Bennet Omalu (@bennetomalu9168) September 12, 2016
I do not trust Mr. Putin and Mr. Trump. With those two all things are possible.— Bennet Omalu (@bennetomalu9168) September 12, 2016
If you think you recognize that name it's probably because you do. Bennet Omalu is the forensic pathologist played by Will Smith in the movie "Concussion."
But the WaPo didn't just write to draw attention to Omalu's "wacky" claim, they actually attempted to lend credence to his theory by noting Omalu's medical credentials and pointing out suspicions surrounding Putin's involvement in the poisoning death of a former KGB agent in 2006. Per the WaPo:
Putin, as The Washington Post reported, was implicated by a British inquiry in January in the poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB operative, in London in 2006. The Post’s Griff Witte and Michael Birnbaum wrote at the time:
Although the inquiry stops short of conclusively blaming Putin — noting the opaque nature of Kremlin politics — it finds that there is “strong circumstantial evidence that the Russian State was responsible for Mr. Litvinenko’s death.” And citing the high-stakes nature of an operation to assassinate a former KGB officer on British soil, it finds that the operation would probably not have gone ahead without Putin’s direct approval.
Frankly, we're glad that Dr. Omalu spoke up, as the Hillary campaign could probably benefit from his insights right now...though we might suggest that his talents for spotting rare neurological conditions might be of more use than his ability to read toxicology reports.