Huma Abedin is getting more and more ink devoted to her by the MSM --- BUT --- That’s NOT what Hillary Clinton or the Clinton Campaign wants
“Vanity Fair” Magazine gives “HUMA” the mainstage treatment --- AND --- “Media Matters,” a key part of Team Clinton, does a very fast pushback
Breitbart News says --- William D. Cohan and “Vanity Fair” Magazine bring out FACTS about Huma Abedin's radical Islamist connection for the first time in a Mainstream Media article --- AND --- The Clintons and "Media Matters" had to react because these FACTS had previously been reported-on only in the conservative-leaning media
That is only the beginning of a very long and penetrating article about Huma Abedin: who she is; where she came from; who she’s married to; and what she seems to mean to Hillary Rodham Clinton and her campaign.
TEAM CLINTON’S BIG PUSH ---- AGAINST THE “VF” ARTICLE ABOUT “HUMA”
Perhaps as big a story as the underlying Vanity Fair article about Ms. Abedin was the catlike reaction by the Clinton team, almost as if they were waiting for it (which they probably were, since VF had asked the Clinton Campaign to make Huma Abedin "available" for comment).
According to a piece that appeared earlier today on the Breitbart News blog, “…. The left-wing attack machine [Media Matters] wasted no time in posting an article with false information and smears in order to protect the Clinton campaign [from the Vanity Fair article]…. Hillary Clinton has stated publicly that she helped ‘start and support’ Media Matters, and that organization has consistently come to [Hillary’s] aid with a consistent campaign of misinformation, half-truths and smears of her critics that can then get repeated by [others in] the mainstream media…. The Vanity Fair article must have sent shockwaves through the Clinton camp. It’s rare to read mainstream press criticism of Huma Abedin…. Instead, [Abedin always gets good press and the] mainstream adoration for Huma by the media is often … over the top....” (See “The Truth about Huma Abedin that Media Matters Doesn’t Want America to See” by Lee Stranihan, 1/18/16, Breitbart News [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/18/the-truth-about-huma-abedin-that-media-matters-doesnt-want-america-to-see/]).
HERE’S SOME OF WHAT GOT “MEDIA MATTERS” AND THE REST OF THE CLINTON TEAM SO MAD
According to Lee Stranihan and Breitbart News --- “To his credit, Cohan’s Vanity Fair piece on the secretive Abedin confirms a number of facts that have been reported by conservative media for a couple of years but have been twisted and convoluted by the mainstream media…. For example, the Vanity Fair article flatly lays out the information that Huma Abedin was an assistant editor at a publication called the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs from 1996 until 2008…. ‘It turns out the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs is an Abedin family business. Huma was an assistant editor there between 1996 and 2008. Her brother, Hassan, 45, is a book-review editor at the Journal and was a fellow at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, where Nasseef is chairman of the board of trustees. Huma’s sister, Heba, 26, is an assistant editor at the Journal…’ [from the VF article by William D. Cohan]....”
HERE’S WHAT BREITBART & COMPANY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT AND WHAT MEDIA MATTERS IS TRYING TO DO
“…. Not one statement [above] is actually controversial because they can all be confirmed by simple research that refers to primary sources. In other words, you don’t need to reference conservative media in any way to determine the truth about the Abedin family and their connections to Abdullah Omar Nasseef…. As the masthead of this 1996 issue of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs shows, Huma Abedin was an assistant editor at Journal. Down the masthead you can see the name of Abdullah Omar Nasseef…. Because of the smear tactics used by Media Matters and repeated by the mainstream media, this point cannot be stressed enough: this is a primary source showing Abedin was an Assistant Editor of the Journal. It’s not a right-wing theory, a conservative fever dream, Islamaphobia nonsense or anti-Muslim fear-mongering. It’s a fact, a cold hard fact shown on the Journal’s masthead at the site where the Journal itself publishes…. Because it’s such it’s an easily verified fact, it should not be a significant breakthrough that the mainstream publication Vanity Fair published the truth about Huma Abedin’s clear and indisputable connection to the Journal and Naseef….” And this: “…. Because [this information about Huma Abedin is such] an easily verified fact, it should not be a significant breakthrough that the mainstream publication Vanity Fair published the truth about Huma Abedin’s clear and indisputable connection to the Journal and Naseef…. [However, that Cohan and Vanity Fair brought the facts about Abedin to light for the first time in a mainstream media article] is a breakthrough; [and that is] precisely why Media Matters for America immediately went to work trying to obscure the facts, telling its readers— which include many journalists— that claiming Huma Abedin has connections to alleged terror funders is a ‘spider-web of guilt by association.’…”