Did Hillary Clinton ever say 'The Only Crime I Ever Committed Was Stealing The Hearts Of The American People'? No, that's not true: the quote was made up by a Christian-themed satire website but went massively viral after several right-wing and conservatives Facebook pages published links to the story with many people not realizing it was not actually real.
The quote originated from a satirical article published on November 12, 2018 by The Babylon Bee titled "Hillary Clinton: 'The Only Crime I Ever Committed Was Stealing The Hearts Of The American People'" (archived here) which opened:
WASHINGTON, D.C.--In an interview over the weekend, Hillary Clinton continued to deny any wrongdoing in the various controversies she was involved with during her time as Secretary of State and the 2016 Democratic candidate, claiming her only crime was "stealing the hearts of the American people."
The interviewer asked Clinton if she was guilty of any of the myriad accusations against her when she admitted to being "100% guilty" of being America's sweetheart.
Users on social media only saw this title, description and thumbnail so it was not immediately obvious it was satire:
WASHINGTON, D.C.--In an interview over the weekend, Hillary Clinton continued to deny any wrongdoing in the various controversies she was involved with during her time as Secretary of State and the 2016 Democratic candidate, claiming her only crime was "stealing the hearts of the American people."The interviewer asked Clinton if she was guilty o ...
But "The Babylon Bee" comes with following dislaimer on every page:
The Babylon Bee is Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire.
Some of their greatest past hits include:
- Joel Osteen Sails Luxury Yacht Through Flooded Houston To Pass Out Copies Of 'Your Best Life Now'
- Steven Furtick Signs 6-Year, $110 Million Contract With Lakewood Church
- Another Actress Accuses Kirk Cameron Of Treating Her With Respect
- ISIS Lays Down Arms After Katy Perry's Impassioned Plea To 'Like, Just Co-Exist'
With a track record like that it is clear that you shouldn't take anything posted on the site seriously and you definitely shouldn't confuse it with real news.
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro shared the story with his over four million fans, with just the added comment "LOL", which could have confused some of his readers into thinking he was laughing at Clinton instead of a funny bit of satire.
It was similar on the page of Michael Knowles:
Or The Daily Wire:
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