But the Weekly Standard gets it wrong, and this bugs me too. They ought to know better.
It's not Hillary's "illness" that sets off the conspiracy theories, it's the secrecy and obvious lies surrounding the "illness", that gets people to question: "What's really going on here?"
Since we don't have all the information, we have to come up with a theory of what's going on. Good reporters do this and citizens also get into this.
A "conspiracy theorist" is one who goes overboard in their theory, or one who has a all purpose 'bogeyman'. The Jewish Conspiracy has been used, for which there is no reality. The International Communist Conspiracy has been used, which is tricky, because there really was a communist conspiracy to takeover the world. The International Bankers, Bilderbergers, Masons, the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and others have been the conspirators.
Informed speculation is vitally necessary, because we have limited information and we are only left with theories.
Cui bono? Who benefits? Hillary's "illness" comes at a time that benefits her by keeping her away from being caught lying under oath to congressional committees. Her "illnesses", multiple, are simply very convenient to Hillary.
First she fainted, fell and had a concussion from dehydration due to the stomach flu. That's 4 separate "illnesses" at once. Second, the disappears since December 21 (or earlier?). There are no photos, there was no hospital visit, there are no medical reports, etc. Hillary's third in line for the Presidency and there are no substantive reports, photos, announcements. Really?
Who should believe this from the "congenital liar" as described by Bill Safire, hardly a Tea Party radical.
Agree. The Weekly Standard is falling down on the job. They are becoming just another DC fishwrap.