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Hemingway: Journalists Need To Ask Tough Questions About Hillary’s Health

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‘I think it’s incumbent upon journalists to really dig into that and make sure that fully explains the troubling collapse that we all witnessed.’

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Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway joined NPR’s “Morning Edition” with David Greene and Cokie Roberts to talk about Hillary Clinton’s health issues after Clinton fainted on Sunday at a ceremony to honor the victims of 9/11.

“It certainly shows that concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health were legitimate and should have been treated as such by the mainstream media,” Hemingway said.

“Some people did develop conspiracy theories about her health, but any questions about her health were treated that way,” she said referring to CNN and The Washington Post’s attempts to dismiss Clinton’s health issues last week.

Clinton’s fainting spell has Democrats “very nervously beginning to whisper about trying to step aside and finding another candidate,” Roberts said.

“There are very many different versions of events of what’s going on with Hillary,” Hemingway said. “At first it was nothing, then it was allergies, then she just was overheated yesterday, then she came out and said she was fine, now we’re told that it’s pneumonia. I think it’s incumbent upon journalists to really dig into that and make sure that fully explains the troubling collapse that we all witnessed.”

Hemingway said both Donald Trump and Clinton “really do need to stop releasing statements from doctors who aren’t credible and let us know exactly what we’re dealing with so voters can make a better decision,”

You can listen to the whole segment here.