Lootergate (2001)

From iGeek
Hillary was forced to return an estimated $190,000 in stolen White House furniture, china, and artwork.
After leaving the White House, Hillary was forced to return an estimated $190,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork that she had taken. The Clintons water carriers in the media fake "Fact Checked" this and tried to exonerate the Clintons by word parsing or misleading the public on what happened.
ℹ️ Info          
~ Aristotle Sabouni
Created: 2017-05-26 

Again, you can get into the "weeds" as to whether gifts were given to them personally or the Whitehouse, how big personal gifts are allowed to be, but the end result is always that nothing like this ever happened to any President before, even the classless ones.[1]

FactCheckers[edit | edit source]

The gimmick is instead of checking the facts, they like to take the most extreme meme that claims something materially true (but technically wrong in some way), then spend all the times on nits and distractions, instead of what the readers care about most which is the fact that she stole (not the exact amount). So, "Hillary stole $200K when she left the Whitehouse" and they parse words like what does "steal" mean. Does it mean taking things that weren't yours and not reporting it, or does it mean gifts she wasn't entitled to? And it was only $190K+ not $200K, they only had to return part of it, ad other hand-waiving distractions. (And they ignore the context of it happened twice: and ignore Hillary Clinton: Lootergate (2012) and didn't bother to go back and revise/correct. So it's a lie of tone, omission, and distraction.

  • Snopes, "Mostly False"[2] -- yes, she stole, but it was only $190,027 in dispute, not $200,000... and besides they paid $86,000 back. Ooops + an additional $28,000 that they'd underreported the first time they promised to behave better. + they returned $50,000 in merchandise. [3] So $162K is nothing like $200K.
  • Politifact plays the same game. "Mostly False" because a meme replied she had to return $200K of stuff, and she only had to pay for it... and besides it wasn't "theft" (that's hyperbolic) since while they took something that wasn't theirs, they said they were taking it, thus it's magically not theft. Oh, and in a completely unrelated distraction, the IRS went after Nancy Reagan for $25K in unreported gowns once. (Talk about hand-waiving distractions). PolitiFact also said it was only $134K (and missed the other $28K that Snopes found), so they got their math wrong. But their excuse is $162K is not $200K thus the meme that the Clinton's steal is mostly false. Right?[4]
  • Factcheck seems to blow it completely. They call it "Furniture Flap" so people searching will have a harder time finding it, but they have plausible deniability? And they only talk about the $28K amount, not the $86K and $50K returns. Again, their readers are more ignorant if they think they know the full story.[5]


🔗 More

This is the root for finding info on people

New York Times
A never great News Agency has become a shadow of their former self: admittedly biased, occasionally good content.

Fake Facts
"Facts" that aren't but people believe anyways, either through ignorance, self delusion or deception.

PolitiFact is a far-left fake Fact Checker, created by far-left Tampa Bay Times and run by far-left Poynter Institute,.

Snopes started as fact-checking but devolved into a hybrid of fact checks and leftist advocacy.

Hillary Clinton
Hillary's scandals that the media ignored or diluted, but defined her, them and her supporters. They were OK with all of this.

Another far-left front posing as a non-partisan fact checker so that places like Facebook can spin the narrative.

This is an article about just a few of the times that Hillary has got greedy.

This is an article about just a few of the times that Hillary has got greedy.

Tags: People  NYT  Fake Facts  Politifact  Snopes  Hillary  FactCheck  Greed  Hillary Greed

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.