Hillary Clinton has never been a very big fan of the Bill of Rights.
She’s hostile to the First Amendment and has often referred to right-of-center media as a “vast right-wing conspiracy.”
But now, she has gone a step further and her campaign is out to destroy one news outlet in particular.
Breitbart News was singled out in a Hillary Clinton campaign email after Steve Bannon — the company’s Executive Director — was named the Trump campaign’s CEO.
Her campaign told her supporters in a fundraising email, while they acknowledge that conservative media has a “right to exist,” Breitbart must be destroyed:
“Donald Trump just hired Breitbart’s executive director to be his new campaign CEO.
Now, we’ve had a conservative media in this country for a while. I don’t always like what they have to say, but I respect their role and their right to exist.
It goes without saying that we have to beat these people. But I want to beat them so decisively that their kind never rises again…
…We’ll never face a challenge more important than this. Please, chip in to stand on the right side of history and help us send Donald Trump and Steve Bannon back to the fringes where they belong. When you do, we’ll send you a free sticker as a thank you for your support.”
…And on Thursday, Clinton will follow up that message in Reno with a speech against the “alt-right,” which Breitbart News has occasionally covered. The effort evokes Saul Alinsky — who was the subject of Clinton’s thesis at Wellesley — at his worst: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
By using Breitbart News as a proxy for Donald Trump, and the “alt-right” as a proxy for Breitbart News, the Clinton campaign hopes to undermine Trump — and marginalize its leading critics.
Note that they have to lie to their gullible followers to do it. Reynolds claims, falsely, that Breitbart was “all over” the story that Barack Obama was “a secret Muslim born in Kenya.”
(We did bust his literary agent claiming he was born there.)
The reason Breitbart is the target is not just because our executive chairman temporarily stepped down from that position to become the new CEO of the Trump campaign. Far more important is the fact that Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer has exposed the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s pay-for-play corruption at the State Department with his bestselling book, Clinton Cash. Clinton’s false accusations of racism are typical — and show her desperation.
The attacks will not stop with Breitbart News. Hillary Clinton backs changes to the First Amendment to shut up businesses; her party has proposed legislation that would let the government decide who is a journalist and who is not.
Hillary’s attack on Breitbart News is her latest attack on press freedom — an attack we were built to resist.
During the Democrat primary, Hillary declared the enemies she was most proud of were “Republicans.”
That comment elicited a rebuke from across the political spectrum.
Now, Hillary is taking her enemies list a step further and pledging to destroy a conservative media outlet.