Among the eight current contenders for the presidential nominations, one has been exhibiting symptoms of health concerns that could raise questions about the fitness of the candidate to serve if elected, an issue that is fair game for consideration by the voters, but the mainstream media is not merely turning a blind eye, but engaging in an active cover-up.

In the past, candidates have gone to great lengths to hide serious medical conditions, as when then-Senator John Kennedy used tanning lamps to appear healthy despite suffering from Addison’s disease and a debilitating spinal injury.

Now, however, questions about Hillary Clinton’s health arise from live and recorded appearances seen on television and viewed on youtube in which the 68-year-old Democrat is beset by periods of coughing she is unable to control with water or throat lozenges as she frantically, but futilely tries to catch her breath and continue her remarks.

In October of last year, Clinton began coughing during a hearing on the terror attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that occurred on September 11, 2012 during her watch as Secretary of State in which four Americans were killed, prompting members of the House Committee asked Clinton if she needed water or to take a break.

In January, she had another spasm of prolonged coughing during a speech to the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, and on Tuesday, her speech at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City was again interrupted by uncontrollable coughing, prompting the audience to chant her name in a seeming show of support as the candidate struggled for to regain her voice.

The media, however, has chosen either to ignore the fits or mischaracterize them, with CNN reporter, Brianna Keilar describing Clinton as merely “choked up” as she tried for several minutes to complete her New York speech.

Mrs. Clinton sustained a concussion in a fall in December 2012 and although she returned to work in early January after being treated for a blood clot, her husband, former president Bill Clinton, has told audiences that it took her six-months of “hard work” to recover.

During that time, the candidate wore special, “Fresnel” or so-called “Prism” lenses in her eyeglasses to deal with double-vision caused by the concussion, and has begun wearing them again in the past several days as she campaigns in Nevada prior to the state’s February 20th caucus.

At 68, Mrs. Clinton is younger than her Democratic rival, the feisty Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and a year younger than the robust Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, but a generation older than Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) who is 45 and Marco Rubio (R-FL) who is the youngest candidate of either party at 44 years of age.

 

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