Hillary Clinton and her campaign just want the private email server scandal to go away.
On Tuesday, after FBI Director James Comey laid out a case against Clinton and then inexplicably decided not to recommend prosecution, what he made crystal clear is that the former secretary of state lied again and again about her use of the server.
Shortly after Comey gave his speech and explained that Clinton sent and received emails marked top-secret, secret and classified despite her insistence to the contrary, the Washington Post downgraded her statement on the matter retroactively from “two Pinocchios” to “four Pinocchios.”
UPDATED: We’ve upgraded to 4 Pinocchios Clinton’s previous claims about receiving/sending ‘classified material.’ https://t.co/MKR87auBDy
— Michelle Ye Hee Lee (@myhlee) July 5, 2016
Two Pinocchios is described by the Post as “significant omissions and/or exaggerations. Some factual error may be involved but not necessarily. A politician can create a false, misleading impression by playing with words and using legalistic language that means little to ordinary people. (Similar to ‘half true.’)”
Four Pinocchios is described by the Post simply as “whoppers” and is the worst rating possible.
Many on social media felt it the timing was more than convenient and too little too late.
— Robert Kraychik (@kr3ch3k) July 6, 2016
— Our Next President (@Our_Next_Prez) July 5, 2016
@myhlee Only now does the media revise. The Old Media failed to do its job. That’s why its failing and is being replaced.
— Johnny_50 (@Johnny5024) July 6, 2016
— Scott Toby Real (@azkaged) July 6, 2016
Wow. Way to put yourself out there! Ya think 4? Go crazy with 4.5! Live dangerously.
— Roger O. Thornhill (@MortimerBrwstr) July 6, 2016
— dzielinski (@dzielinski) July 6, 2016
— nachtstory (@nacht_story) July 5, 2016
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