Joining the group of people, who are, as per Bernie Sanders, “sick of hearing about [Hillary Clinton’s] damn emails” is The Washington Post editorial board, which makes the case for putting the email scandal in proper context.
Using Wednesday’s NBC News Commander-in-Chief Forum as backdrop for its argument, the Post writes, “Judging by the amount of time NBC’s Matt Lauer spent pressing Hillary Clinton on her emails during Wednesday’s national security presidential forum, one would think that her homebrew server was one of the most important issues facing the country this election. It is not.” The Post then goes on the list all the national security issues existing outside of a private email server that went unaddressed in a forum about national security.
“Ms. Clinton’s emails have endured much more scrutiny than an ordinary person’s would have, and the criminal case against her was so thin that charging her would have been to treat her very differently,” the board continues, going through its reasoning on that assertion before delivering its closer:
Imagine how history would judge today’s Americans if, looking back at this election, the record showed that voters empowered a dangerous man because of . . . a minor email scandal. There is no equivalence between Ms. Clinton’s wrongs and Mr. Trump’s manifest unfitness for office.
The editorial has received over 6,000 comments, and a quick glance demonstrates the fact that the Clinton email scandal exists more as a symbol than an action subject to dispassionate assessment.