I don’t know what the editorial staff at Newsweek is smoking, but it must be something real good. If you think I’m exaggerating, check out this article from Newsweek on Thursday claiming that Hillary could still become (in their parallel universe maybe) president. How did the author of the article arrive to that patently false conclusion?
Well, the article promotes a hypothetical scenario which, take a load of this, was concocted by a Harvard law professor back in October, a scenario which was described as unimaginable by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig himself in his blog post.
However, the Newsweek piece titled “HILLARY CLINTON COULD STILL BECOME PRESIDENT IF RUSSIA PROBE FINDS CONSPIRACY EVIDENCE”, which if you ask me is a huge click-bait and a nice sample of yellow journalism if there ever was one, claims that Lessig’s scenario is a possibility, i.e. the article in Newsweek fails to disclose that the Harvard law professor himself considers it highly improbable, to put it nicely. The scenario goes something like this: if Mueller’s investigation proves that Trump colluded with Russia, both Trump and Pence would have to step down or get impeached, then House Speaker Ryan becomes POTUS and appoints Hillary as his VP, then steps down because he’s such a good guy, and voila, Hillary is your president.
Newsweek already wrote a piece about the Harvard law professor’s blog post back in October, admitting that, let me quote:
“But there’s still one very narrow, highly unlikely and entirely unprecedented way that Clinton could become president.”
The new article in Newsweek now reads that the Harvard law professor still regards the aforementioned scenario a “possibility.”
On Wednesday, Lessig told Newsweek this scenario was still a possibility.
“This is one way it could happen,” Lessig said. “But that’s very different from saying I think it will happen, or should happen, or [that] the evidence is there for it to happen.”
Since the essay was published, there hasn’t been “any evidence that’s come out that’s resolved the question, whether there was some conspiracy to steal the election,” the professor said.
“I don’t feel that we’ve seen anything that increases that probability,” he added.
In an update of his October post, professor Lessig wrote:
“The piece was picked up by Newsweek, and astonishingly (for Newsweek), all my qualifications were stripped away,”
Here is a more likely scenario for my liberal readers:
A massive heart-shaped asteroid hits Earth, killing all life except Cher and Hillary! Hillary declares herself President! Names Cher As Vice President! Cher then assassinates Hillary because she hates pantsuit almost as much as the sound of her voice! Cher becomes the last living thing on the planet!
And here’s another:
Newsweek 2050: “Hillary Clinton can still be reanimated and installed in the Oval Office.” https://t.co/fa0Yx6Tkgo
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 18, 2018