THE REPORT comes from the Associated Press:
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital Sunday after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.
Clinton’s doctors discovered the clot Sunday while performing a follow-up exam, her spokesman, Philippe Reines, said. He would not elaborate on the location of the clot but said Clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants and would remain at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for at least the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor the medication.
“Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion,” Reines said in a statement. “They will determine if any further action is required.”
Secretary Clinton experienced a concussion after a fall recently, which came after she had canceled a trip to North Africa and the Middle East due to a virus. She had been expected to testify to Congress on Benghazi, but for health reasons could not.
The vitriolic reactions exploded on the right. What ensued became a reprehensible spectacle of insulting accusations, some of which I noted at the time, which revealed in full the callousness in our political culture on the Republican side.
Buzzfeed has chronicled a few, as have others.
Sean Hannity’s usual Hillary hatred led him to demand “let’s see the medical report on that.” Charles Krauthammer said her concussion was actually an “acute Benghazi allergy.” The New York Post ran a blaring headline: “Hillary Clinton’s head fake.” Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher chose the Sean Hannity route, demanding a medical report. Then there was Richard Grenell’s classless tweet, a man we’re supposed to take seriously because he poses as a foreign policy expert.
All of this nonsense is nothing new for Hillary Rodham Clinton. My book is replete with these types of reactions from the media. It brings to mind my favorite quote, which no doubt Mrs. Clinton knows all too well.
“Every woman in public life needs to develop skin as tough as rhinoceros hide.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Nothing is truer in the new media, 24/7, cable horror show the exists today.
Everyone here at TM is sending our best thoughts to Secretary Clinton for a speedy recovery.