Public interest in the Hillary Clinton email scandal is “out of control,” according to the Washington Post, a newspaper owned by billionaire Clinton Foundation donor Jeff Bezos.
The Post editorial board notes that Hillary’s emails “have endured much more scrutiny than an ordinary person’s would have,” which is correct in the sense that most ordinary people do not run for president after serving as secretary of state.
The editorial also suggests that even though Hillary “treated the public’s interest in sound record-keeping cavalierly,” it’s not that big of a deal because Colin Powell also did it.
Donald Trump is a “dangerous man,” the Post writes, and any evaluation of Hillary’s email scandal must take this into account. History will “judge” Americans poorly, the editorial suggests, if Trump wins the election because of a “minor email scandal.”
In sum, the Post doesn’t think Hillary’s emails are worth making a fuss about because 1) Colin Powell also behaved “cavalierly,” and 2) Donald Trump is bad. The Post also thinks the public should be more interested in “military spending” and “China’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea.”
Bezos, who bought the Washington Post in 2013, has donated mostly to Democratic politicians, and has donated to the Clinton Foundation through the Bezos Family Foundation.
The company Bezos founded, Amazon, also got a sweet $16.5 million contract from the Hillary Clinton’s State Department in 2012 to provide Kindle readers for U.S.-sponsored educational centers around the world.
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