Amanpour Lashes Out at Hillary Critics Over Her Health; ‘Can’t a Girl Have a Sick Day or Two?’

CNN International host Christiane Amanpour was at it again on Monday night in flashing her far-left ideology as she used her eponymous show to angrily maim critics of Hillary Clinton and (a select few) in the media as sexist for raising questions about her health and hiding the pneumonia diagnosis and unwilling to let “a girl have a sick day or two.” 

For those familiar with Amanpour’s work and some of the memorable spats attacking everyone from British Conservatives to the Israelis, this rant belongs right alongside them as she began by declaring in this first of many strawmen arguments: “Imagine a world where you can’t slow down, you can’t rest, and you absolutely cannot get sick.”

Recapping the scene on Sunday with Clinton leaving the 9/11 Memorial event early and the pneumonia revelation hours later, Amanpour bemoaned that “this can’t be a case of a human being having an off day” and wildly (without merit) claimed that “the media are having a field day, off to the races with another debilitating case of indignant outrage.”

Amanpour continued doing the bidding of the Clinton campaign as she, like Clinton surrogates, brought up Donald Trump’s tax returns to distract from the focus about Clinton’s health as the two are both legitimate, but very separate issues: “This must another typical Clinton conspiracy to fool them with a total transparency breakdown. Talk about transparency breakdown, what about Donald Trump’s tax returns. Where are they?”

“Can’t a girl have a sick day or two? Don’t get me started because when it comes to overqualified women having to try a hundred times harder than underqualified men to get a break or even a level playing field, well, we know that story,” she added.

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Needless to say, it’s clear Amanpour left the idea of objective analysis in the dust and ignored the initial dismissals of Clinton’s 9/11 episode as just part of their broader “conspiracy theory” narrative being raised not by sensible journalists and voters but the obscene grocery store tabloid The National Enquirer

One other key fact missed was simply how much the same media harped on the health of then-GOP nominees Bob Dole in 1996 and John McCain in 2008 (see here and here).

Trying to use history as a crutch, Amanpour invoked Presidents Franklin Pierce’s infamous nickname of Fainting Frank and George H.W. Bush getting sick and fainting on the Japanese Prime Minister as examples of there being a massive sexist complex at work when they should more or less leave Clinton alone.

Perhaps the most bizarre point of all, Amanpour brought up the media’s role in hiding the ailments of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and “everyone’s favorite President” John F. Kennedy to argue that each succeeded as commander-in-chief (neglecting how it was sort of an abomination that the American people as taxpayers and voters didn’t initially know of their shortcomings).

“Leading the world in sickness and in health, if the boys can do it, why not the women,” she shamelessly concluded.

The transcript of Amanpour’s monologue from her eponymous CNN International program on September 12 can be found below.

CNN International’s Amanpour
September 12, 2016

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: Imagine a world where you can’t slow down, you can’t rest, and you absolutely cannot get sick. After attending a 9/11 memorial in New York after more than a year of relentless campaigning, the democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, fell ill and these pictures were boomeranged across the world. Several hours later, the campaign revealed the former secretary of state had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. But surely, this can’t be a case of a human being having an off day. Nope, like so many things Hillary, the media are having a field day, off to the races with another debilitating case of indignant outrage. This must another typical Clinton conspiracy to fool them with a total transparency breakdown. Talk about transparency breakdown, what about Donald Trump’s tax returns. Where are they? Can’t a girl have a sick day or two? Don’t get me started because when it comes to overqualified women having to try a hundred times harder than underqualified men to get a break or even a level playing field, well, we know that story and seriously now, the 14th President of the United States, Franklin Pierce, rose to that role after earning the nickname Fainting Frank for collapsing in two battles in 1847. Who can ever forget George Bush senior throwing up all over the Japanese Prime Minister and then fainting at a state dinner and he oversaw the fall of the Soviet Union and even won the first Gulf War. Considering the media outrage over Hillary failing to tell them she had pneumonia on Friday, consider the media actively shielding some great American Presidents, agreeing for instance, not to show these photographs of Franklin Delano Roosevlt whose polio kept him confined to a wheelchair but did that stop his New Deal for America or winning World War II? And then, there’s everyone’s favorite President, John F. Kennedy. Now, he saved the world from possible nuclear Armageddon during the Cuban Missile Crisis, called for a New Frontier in space, and generally inspired whole generations around the globe while the press kept secret his painful struggle with Addison’s Disease. Leading the world in sickness and in health, if the boys can do it, why not the women?

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