Chris Matthews finally exercised a journalistic muscle in questioning Hillary Clinton’s health and immediately faced backlash from his fellow liberals.
“Sickening. No pun intended,” someone tweeted, for starters.
what is with @HardballChris pushing conspiracy theories about Hillary’s health? why are you giving this air time?
— Greg Dworkin (@DemFromCT) August 16, 2016
@joanwalsh Sickening. No pun intended.
— Lisa Walker (@llywalker) August 16, 2016
Apparently, asking about the physical health of a potential leader of the nation is not allowed – and can even be seen as sexist.
@joanwalsh Institutional Sexism. Seen it all this election season. Will continue long after her 8th year as President.
— John Sheppard (@scgoodgy23) August 16, 2016
@joanwalsh This is the woman who beat down a roomful of men for 11 hrs, while Trump complained of debates being too long & tiring
— Skip (@skiptoids) August 16, 2016
With limited media coverage of Clinton stumbling, coughing and having a concussion that affected her ability to testify, it was still too much for the MSNBC host to question the Democratic presidential nominee’s health status.
@joanwalsh This is totally outrageous.
— Tina Vozick (@teevoz) August 16, 2016
— Nicolas Falacci (@NickFalacci) August 16, 2016
— SportsGirl101 (@Arianna8927) August 16, 2016
Not to mention the double standard by the “tolerant” left.
@joanwalsh you demanded John McCain’s medical records.
— Карл Опасность (@peacelovedixie) August 16, 2016
@joanwalsh If the health of a prospective President is of no concern, then why did you insist on seeing John McCain’s medical records?
— Don Fenucchi (@DonFenucchi) August 16, 2016
@joanwalsh Why was McCain’s health an issue and Clinton’s isn’t?
— Thundermom26 (@thundermom26) August 17, 2016
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) August 16, 2016
@scgoodgy23, so what do you call questioning Reagan’s, or Dole’s, or McCain’s age and health? Was that also institutional sexism?
— DC Lane (@callmeirres) August 17, 2016
Matthews’ question put him in the liberal doghouse and unleashed a variety of other reactions on Twitter.
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Are we seriously talking about Hillary Clinton’s health as a serious issue? Really?
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) August 16, 2016
@joanwalsh yes. Seriously. Really. Seriously. Really.
— David Kerr (@AskROTObaseball) August 17, 2016
— ✨ bob d ✨ (@Smartiebob) August 16, 2016
@HardballChris saw HRC testify for 12 hours at Benghazi hearings. Stamina? Strength? Let’s see Trump’s records. Seems he is on drugs.
— Robert Weinman (@robweinman) August 16, 2016
@joanwalsh I’m 27 and don’t have even 10% of the strength and stamina she has.
— Horia M. Dijmarescu (@hdijma) August 16, 2016
— Hillarys_Stool (@closetskeleton1) August 16, 2016
@joanwalsh are you seriously questioning her health is not an issue?
— NeuroscientistPhD (@neuroscientist1) August 16, 2016
@joanwalsh Why is it unreasonable to be sure that a potential POTUS doesn’t suffer from chronic illnesses? I’d like a healthy-working POTUS.
— Ashley Cuellar (@KidCuellar) August 17, 2016
@KidCuellar @joanwalsh A working POTUS? What’s that?
— Daniel Whelan (@dannybhoyo13) August 17, 2016
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