Right-wing sites pushing false meme that Hillary in bad health
Beginning with Matt Drudge, from whom many righties take their marching orders, a months-old picture of Hillary Clinton stumbling while going up steps is going viral.
The photograph, which was taken of Clinton as she slipped at the top of a staircase in South Carolina on February 24, is falsely being presented as some form of proof the 68-year-old is in poor health.
Right-wing blog American Mirror started its conspiracy-theorizing post by stating Clinton’s health should be ‘a major issue of the 2016 campaign’.
It then went on to wrongly say the photograph in question is, ‘the latest evidence’, to support its conspiracy – despite the picture being almost seven months old.
The blog post was then shared by the Drudge Report, a more well-known right-wing website, along with the headline: ‘Hillary conquers the stairs’.
The website also linked the incorrect story to other ‘incidents’ with Clinton in the past, such as the time she tripped while getting on a plane in 2012, when she fractured her elbow after slipping over in the White House in 2009, and when she was treated for blood clots in 2012 and 2013, to try to add more weight to the health conspiracy.