Today, Ron Fournier, Haver-of-Opinions, is of the opinion that:
Hillary Has No One to Blame but HerselfAlso that:
If Donald Trump becomes president, the world will have Hillary Clinton to blame.
See, in the Fournier imagination, if Hillary Clinton had only acted differently regarding her state department emails, she would that would have ended all controversy, shut down the GOP's Pretty Hate Machine, and would be winning the race for president at a walk.
"Emails" was the only arrow in the wingnut quiver (so Mr. Fournier''s theory goes) and if she had only blunted it using the Winning Strategy that Ron Fournier told her to follow (bare her soul to the media and demanding that a "ruthlessly independent" Ken Starr-type investigator be appointed to run barefoot through everything she had ever committed email), well then the Republican party would have given up and wandered off into the wilderness never to be heard from again.
The fact that this thesis is completely contradicted by every single scrap of data regarding the operation and purpose of the GOP's Pretty Hate Machine for the last 30 years does not inform Mr. Fournier's thinking in the slightest. The fact that Kevin McCarthy, onetime heir to the Orange Throne, confessed proudly and publicly that the Clinton Bengahaazi Witchhunts that spawned the the Clinton Email Witchhunt was itself cooked up for the expressed purpose of dragging down Hillary Clinton's poll numbers --
-- also does does not move Mr. Fournier in the slightest.
Because like so many of his Beltway colleagues, while Mr. Founier continues to tart himself up and pass himself off as a journalist, Mr. Founier is not paid to deal in facts, but is paid to deal opinions from the bottom of the stacked Beltway deck.
Men like Ron Fournier have made a mockery of the honorable profession of journalism. For sordid wages, men like Ron Fournier have betrayed and hobbled our free press -- that vital and fragile institution that is the difference between a contentious, informed electorate selecting a public servant to do a job...and a mob of bigots and idiots anointing a tyrant to save them from the monster under the bed.
And if Donald Trump becomes president, the world will have men like Ron Founrier to blame.