Michael Arnovitz writes about the attacks on Hillary Clinton and the reasons behind them, and probes the hatred for Hillary, and he notes that until she starting running for office, she was one of the most admired women in the world. '... this claim of unabated mendacity is particularly interesting, because while it is not the oldest defamation aimed at Hillary, it is the one that most effortlessly glides across partisan lines... It is an accusation and conviction so ingrained in the conversation about her that any attempt to even question it is often met with shock. And yet : it’s not actually true. Politifact, determined for example that Hillary was actually the most truthful candidate (of either Party) in the 2016 election season. And in general Politifact has determined that Hillary is more honest than most (but not all) politicians they have tracked over the years.'