Washington Post put out an op-ed on Thursday nigh making the case that the media obsession with Hillary Clinton‘s private email server “vastly exceeded the boundaries of the facts.”
Continued revelations about the scandal have overshadowed Clinton’s campaign, and WaPo has called her out in the past when her justifications relied heavily on technicalities, if they added up at all. Last night, though, the editorial board published a piece that scolded the media (particularly Matt Lauer after his panned forum) for being hung up on the server and not as much on the important political issues.
The piece argues that Clinton has received more scrutiny than a different person would’ve faced in her position, and that it keeps getting hyped up without establishing any new grounds for a criminal case against her. WaPo used as evidence facts including James Comey not finding enough ground to indict her, Colin Powell telling Clinton about his own private computer, and the discovery that undisclosed Benghazi emails contained nothing of substance that could be used against her.
The piece concluded by stating that Clinton’s actions are hardly “blameless,” but that there is currently no proof that they brought harm to America, and that there’s a false equivalence between that and the risk of Donald Trump‘s unfitness for the presidency.
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