CNN Pushes Conspiracy Conservatives to Blame for Disgraced Hill Resignation

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As part of their crusade for “truth” in the age of Trump, the liberal media have made it part of their mission to prop up any conspiracy theory the Democratic Party pitches them, such as NBC’s debate moderators allowing their candidates to assert Stacey Abrams was the governor of Georgia. On Sunday’s no-so “Reliable Sources,” CNN host Brian Stelter helped to defend disgraced former Congresswoman Katie Hill by lying about why she had to resign from office at the end of last month.

“Well, former California Congresswoman Katie Hill is remaining very visible and she’s speaking out against what she calls right-wing media smears. Hill resigned at the end of October after admitting she had an inappropriate relationship with a campaign staffer before coming into office,” he claimed.

It was just another excuse for him to attack “right-wing media.” “The story came to light after a Conservative blog called RedState release intimate photos of Hill with an unnamed female campaign staffer and made other allegations against her. Then, The Daily Mail piled on with other photos as well,” he whined.

He intentionally omitted a key fact from his crash course summary of the events. One of the “other allegations made against her” was that she was sleeping with one of her congressional staffers, which was against House ethics rules. In response to those allegations, the House Ethics Committee launched an investigation and up until that point, Hill had shown she had every intention to stay in Congress. And since she resigned her seat, the investigation was closed with no answers.

But the truth be damned to Stelter and Hill, who claimed Republicans wanted to silence her and all women: "And I think what the right-wing media and those who attacked me wanted, was for me to be silenced. And I think that that's something that we see on attacks against women, not just high profile women, but women across the board."

 

 

Meanwhile, Stelter had refused to be critical of ABC News after it was discovered they killed a story that would have exposed pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and allowed him to abuse underage girls for another three years.

As the interview went on, it was clear that Stelter was dancing around the facts. “So, you did admit to a breach of responsibility with this inappropriate relationship, but then you've also denied other elements of these accusations against you,” he told her. “There's been this very ugly divorce proceeding, you say that you're the victim essentially of this smear campaign. Am I getting it right? Is that correct?

It’s obviously intentionally because he knew perfectly well what actually happened. He’s part of the media, he’s seen the reporting. If not, then why would he even do the segment? He was even asking for her to approve of his manipulation of the facts in that last quote. She went on to describe the omitted facts as “a lot of complicated aspects.”

Of course, it turned into just another opportunity for Stelter to bash his favorite hate object, Fox News:

STELTER: What should people understand about what it's like to see these websites publishing intimate photos or what it's like to be attacked on Fox News? There's multiple layers here. But what should people know about that experience?

HILL: I think it's that it's one of the darkest things you can experience.

“It's different circumstances, but these witnesses that go out there, in most cases they don't want to be up there on Capitol Hill testifying, and if they go home at night and if they turn on the TV, they're getting besieged and smeared by Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. Is it like an out of body experience? What was it like to be called names, et cetera,” he wondered in his final question.

That question came from the same guy who was fine with his unethical guests claiming President Trump had killed more people than Hitler, Stalin, and Mao combined. And at the end of the program with Hill, Stelter ran a segment claiming Trump was a “destructive cult” leader using “mind control” on his supporters.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

CNN’s Reliable Sources
November 24, 2019
11:27:29 a.m. Eastern

BRIAN STELTER: So, what happens after you resign from your congressional seat amid a revenge porn scandal? Well, former California Congresswoman Katie Hill is remaining very visible and she’s speaking out against what she calls right-wing media smears. Hill resigned at the end of October after admitting she had an inappropriate relationship with a campaign staffer before coming into office.

The story came to light after a Conservative blog called RedState release intimate photos of Hill with an unnamed female campaign staffer and made other allegations against her. Then, The Daily Mail piled on with other photos as well.

You know, in the words of The Atlantic this happened gradually and then all once. But now it's been a few weeks. And Hill is still on Capitol Hill sometimes. She's remaining very public. Speaking out about the impeachment inquiry, et cetera. So let's hear from her now. Katie Hill joining me from Washington. You were up on Capitol Hill this week. Tell me about what the last few weeks have been like.

KATIE HILL: I mean, it was a very conscious decision to be public. Right? And I think what the right-wing media and those who attacked me wanted, was for me to be silenced. And I think that that's something that we see on attacks against women, not just high profile women, but women across the board.

(…)

STELTER: So, you did admit to a breach of responsibility with this inappropriate relationship, but then you've also denied other elements of these accusations against you. There's been this very ugly divorce proceeding, you say that you're the victim essentially of this smear campaign. Am I getting it right? Is that correct?

HILL: Yeah. I mean, you know, I think there's a lot of complicated aspects to this. Right?

(…)

STELTER: What should people understand about what it's like to see these websites publishing intimate photos or what it's like to be attacked on Fox News? There's multiple layers here. But what should people know about that experience?

HILL: I think it's that it's one of the darkest things you can experience.

(…)

STELTER: I was going to bring that up. It's different circumstances, but these witnesses that go out there, in most cases they don't want to be up there on Capitol Hill testifying, and if they go home at night and if they turn on the TV, they're getting besieged and smeared by Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. Is it like an out of body experience? What was it like to be called names, et cetera?

HILL: Totally. You have to -- you really can't understand until you're there. As a public figure you're used to attacks, but when it gets to the level of these threats and feeling like you're not seen as a person anymore.

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