In his latest column, Ron Fournier performs the pundit’s equivalent of creating an online sock puppet to amplify his own dumb criticisms of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Here’s the preface Fournier wrote for his column, which is entitled “Memo to Hillary: ‘You’re Still the Problem'” and subtitled “Old friends wonder what happened to the Clinton ‘we once knew,'” for maximum tsk-tsk and boo-hoo:
The following is a faux memo, although its contents are based upon my interviews with people close to Hillary Clinton, including some I’ve known since my years covering the Clintons in Arkansas. These sources spoke on condition of anonymity because attempts to make their case directly to the Democratic front-runner and her campaign team were icily received. Like my December 2013 memo titled “You’re the Problem,” this represents their point of view.
What do Hillary’s imaginary friends, channeled by Fournier, want Hillary to do this time? It’s such an amazing coincidence, y’all — they recommend that Hillary do exactly what the Beltway horse-race hacks like Fournier want her to do, plus add a dollop of wish-fulfillment for Trey Gowdy, the Republican congressman running the Benghazi show trial / circle jerk.
Fournier, whose overweening self-regard may actually be Trump-scaled, even makes an appearance in his own fake memo from Friends of Hill:
Of course, that won’t stop attacks from Republicans or the carping of cynics in the media like Fournier (What is it with that guy? We made his career!). But it’s the right thing to do and the smart thing to do.
Jesus Christ, what a ridiculous hack.
Memo to Fournier (from your “true friends” — honest!): You wish you were a “carping cynic.” That’s something to aspire to, for the likes of you. What you actually are, sir, is a weeping ass-pustule on the desiccated press corpse that is tied around the neck of our national polity like a decaying albatross.
Last week, Doug asked if any other Hillary skeptics were being pulled in her direction by the non-stop absurdity and sheer mendacity of her media detractors. The answer is yes.