A week or two ago, Contrarian got to heart of the ongoing feud between the Hillary Clinton campaign and comedian/former VP choice Sinbad. The conflict began when Sinbad contradicted Clinton’s story about desperate attempts to avoid sniper fire when flying into Tuzla, Bosnia to visit American troops. Contrarian asked:
…what’s even worse about the Clinton campaign? The fact that they’re mobilizing their Rapid Response Team against freakin’ Sinbad. I mean, these people are desperate…
So what’s worser than even worse? Perhaps having the Washington Post dig into the conflicting stories and declare Sinbad right? That might qualify. Here’s the Post’s Fact Checker:
Far from running to an airport building with their heads down, Clinton and her party were greeted on the tarmac by smiling U.S. and Bosnian officials. An eight-year-old Moslem girl, Emina Bicakcic, read a poem in English. An Associated Press photograph of the greeting ceremony, above, shows a smiling Clinton bending down to receive a kiss.
The Post story includes a picture of Hillary and Chelsea Clinton greeting Emina Bicakcic on the Tuzla airport tarmac. I was tooling around in the tubes today, and I found quite a few Clinton advocates disparaging the authenticity of the photo–suggesting that it might be faked, or suggesting that it might have been taken at another location during her trip to Bosnia.
Thankfully, an enterprising soul somewhere remembered that even though it was only the ’90s and they didn’t have TiVo way back then, there was TV and primitive tools for recording what was on it. So instead of arguing about the picture, we can go straight to the video.