May 13, 2016

Headline at The Daily Beast: "Hillary-Hating Fan Fiction Feeds Trump."

Subtitle: "Donald Trump has hinted he has a lot of dirt on Hillary Clinton. But where is he getting his information from? Some of the best, worst Hillary fan fiction money can buy."

The article isn't really about Trump at all — or the actual genre called fan fiction — just a collection of junk from books that say mean things about Hillary and don't seem too well-sourced.

I started reading thinking these books really were fiction using Hillary as a central character... which wouldn't be properly termed "fan faction" either, though, since Hillary is not a fictional character, though you could write a work of fiction in which it turns out that Hillary Clinton is a fictional character.

20 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Truman Capote's In Cold Cash would be a good summer read.

Clinton non-fiction would be a whole shelf, back in the day books came in paper.

AprilApple said...

The corrupt democrat party and the corrupt democrat party media (the media) must pretend that the Clinton Crime Family is all fan fiction. It's all an illusion you evil right wingers made up. VRWC, forever and always. Because we need an experienced criminal in the White House.

Phil 3:14 said...

Is she a Banshee or a Chimera?

Phil 3:14 said...

Is she Echidna or Gorgon?

Jake said...

Does the Daily Beast have any common ownership interest with the publishers for those books? The article seems like one hell of an advertisement.

Clyde said...

Fiction requires the willing suspension of disbelief. I will never suspend my disbelief of Hillary Clinton. Wouldn't be prudent, as someone once said.

Big Mike said...

The Hillary Clinton you see running for president is entirely a fictional character.

Phil 3:14 said...

Is she Scylla or a shapeshifter?

tim in vermont said...

No need to resort to thinly sourced charges in such a target rich environment unless you just want to discredit the solidly sourced stuff.

William said...

This is not meant as a defense of Hillary Clinton, but one makes note of the fact that fantastic, lurid tales are told of women with power. Marie Antoinette was formally charged with seducing her seven year old son. Catherine the Great rode a horse astride, but there's no credible evidence that she had sex with such animals. In her life she had seventeen lovers. Her contemporary, Louis XV, had state employees whose job was to scour the country to locate attractive women for his bed. Women are more circumspect in their libidinal urges than men ........Hillary has her flaws, but my guess is that her sex life isn't all that lurid, especially when compared to a horn dog like Bill Clinton.

Graham Powell said...

You can totally repurpose real people in fiction. In the excellent "Phillip K. Dick Is Dead, Alas", Michael Bishop imagined Richard Nixon as a malevolent demon that had to be exorcised (though in sci-fi terms, not horror).

tim in vermont said...

Do you think that the Daily Beast discounts everything people who hate Trump say?

Xmas said...

I enjoy these stories, but this Hillary character is definitely a Mary Sue.

Chuck said...

Can one of the Trumpkins explain what happened to the Trump investigation into the Obama birth certificate? Trump had his own investigators flying to Hawaii, and Trump assured the world -- in inimitable Trump-speak -- that some "absolutely unbelievable" revelations would come out if the investigation.

http://m.dailykos.com/story/2015/9/18/1422527/-When-is-Donald-Trump-going-to-release-his-absolutely-unbelievable-birther-investigation

Years after the fact, there haven't been any revelations. And as a result of all of this, if Donald J. Trump had anything to say, it probably would be "absolutely unbelievable."

Does the embarrassment factor ever kick in, in Trumpland?

Bill said...

Blogger Graham Powell said...You can totally repurpose real people in fiction. ...
Right. E.g. you could write a fanfic in which Hillary attended Hogwarts as an exchange student and fell in love with Arthur Weasley....

Jonathan Graehl said...

Trump, and we, are so ashamed that the Hawaii birth certificate thing didn't unseat a POTUS, that we're going to pack up the campaign and go home, never to vote again. Jesus, Chuck. You daft little man.

tim in vermont said...

Get over it Chuck; find a new hobby or just come out and start campaigning for Hillary openly.

Achilles said...

Chuck said...
"Can one of the Trumpkins explain what happened to the Trump investigation into the Obama birth certificate? Trump had his own investigators flying to Hawaii, and Trump assured the world -- in inimitable Trump-speak -- that some "absolutely unbelievable" revelations would come out if the investigation."

And I thought Garage was good at SQUIRREL!

You are a joke. Trump in charge of the GOP means Chuck needed another job. Now he trolls the internet paid(unpaid?) by Hillary Clinton. Oh how the high have fallen. =(


p.S. It would be even more embarrassing if you aren't getting paid to do this Chuck.

Chuck said...


And of course not one of you Trump cocksuckers has any answer to the basic question about what happened to the Trump-led investigation of Obama's birth certificate.

There is no answer.

A Schweyetzer said...

cuuck

the train is fine