I get a lot of mail from organizations that can’t get competent PR flacks to work for them, which is why I get to see RW news output before it’s news. For example, there’s the Association of
Free Market Hacks & Conservative Quacks in Health Care American Physicians & Surgeons.
AAPS didn’t start the Hillary Clinton is Dangerously (for America) Ill!! thing, but it has joined in. And AAPS is a favorite of RW news jerks because the org.’s output comes from people with M.D. after their names, which makes everything look sciencish and official-like.
Also, AAPS sends bullet points and a complete article so there’s no risk anyone who uses this stuff will have to perform any actual work. Or introduce facts into the story.
From: Dr. Jane Orient
Subject: Is Hillary Clinton Medically Unfit to Serve? (Physician poses the question)
Answer: She fell down and hit her head once and some other spurious claims. But I’m a doctor, so definitely! Yes!
From: Gerard Gianoli, M.D., F.A.C.S
To: [Toujours moi]
Subject: Physician asks: Is Clinton’s Health Less Important than Trump’s?
Answer: I’m just asking questions but I’m a doctor and all of the questions I ask indicate that her health is more important and she is probably brain damaged.
Newsmax picked up Gianoli’s bit the day it came out but Fox, WND and Forbes all soon followed suit.
I’m sure there will be a lot more where that came from. Gianoli’s regular announcements that this time doctors really are all going to leave Medicare no longer get much attention. Orient’s usual shtick is Disease! Bearing! Foreigners! and the line to shout into that particular microphone is really long.