Former Editor-in-Chief Joan Walsh Slams Salon for ‘Idiotic’ Anti-Hillary Piece

joan walshFormer Salon editor-in-chief Joan Walsh took to Twitter Wednesday to slam her old outlet for publishing an anti-Hillary Clinton column she argued was “idiotic.”

At issue was a piece titled “Please, FBI — you’re our last hope: The Democratic Party’s future rests upon your probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails,” republished from the Huffington Post and written by columnist and Bernie Sanders supporter H. A. Goodman. In his column, Goodman argues that the FBI should speed up its investigation so it ends before primary season.

At this point, Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate not linked to an FBI investigation, yet Clinton is leading in delegates. This dynamic would never take place in any other leading democracy. If David Cameron had been investigated by MI5, rest assured the British would never have allowed him to become leader of his political party, and eventually Prime Minister.

No doubt, you must perform your investigation without political pressure, but the reality is that millions of Bernie Sanders supporters are awaiting your verdict. Millions of independent voters, and millions of Democrats who aren’t voting for Clinton, need to hear your verdict. Needless to say, the Republicans are waiting as well.

Whether or not you recommend indictment, and whether or not you’ve found criminal wrongdoing pertaining to Clinton, should be known before the end of the Democratic Primary. Democrats can’t nominate a person who could potentially face indictment on November 7, 2016.

Needless to say, Walsh was not amused, jokingly threatening to excise Salon from her resume.

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