Crisis of Character, a book written by former Secret Service agent Gary Byrne, gives readers an inside look at the original Clinton administration – one that brings into serious doubt Hillary Clinton’s fitness for the presidency. Byrne reveals the hidden side of Hillary’s personality through his firsthand experience and paints her as a woman who has little control over her anger.
The book, naturally, is being all-but-ignored by the mainstream media. Byrne has not been invited to sit down with any of the major networks, and the only mentions of Crisis of Character in the nation’s premiere newspapers have been harshly negative. For instance, there was an op-ed in the New York Times that claimed the book was merely a work of fiction based on old tabloid headlines.
“Byrne was a low-ranking officer who could never have gotten near enough to the Clintons to see all the things he says he knew firsthand,” writes Gail Collins. “His juiciest anecdotes are just a rehash of old rumors.”
This must be the first time in history where journalists have used the existence of corroborating evidence to discredit a book that reiterates the truth of that evidence. Apparently, Byrne’s book would have been better received if it had been filled with stories that no one had ever heard before.
Or, you know, if those stories painted Hillary in a more favorable light.
Now, just because Byrne’s revelations about Hillary Clinton are believable and enjoyable doesn’t mean they’re true. It’s possible that his insider accounts are, indeed, just exaggerations based on White House gossip. But then again, that gossip came from somewhere. And he’s not the only one to report that Hillary has a problem with her temper.
The larger point is that if this book was written by a guy who had worked for Donald Trump, the networks would be all over it like white on rice. They only remember their journalistic integrity when it comes to stories that harm Democrats. This situation is not just frustrating for conservatives; it actively undermines our democracy. No one wants the media to carry water for the Republican Party, but we damn well deserve a media that calls it down the middle.