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The 2006 Lewinsky

Is it any wonder I am such a fan of Bruce Kesler? Just check out the title of his latest post. "MSM is doing a Lewinsky for Democrats."

The Monica Lewinsky service to Bill Clinton was marked up to immaturity, vanity and self-serving by both, compounded by denial, in an act lacking respect for basic standards of behavior. That description, and the lack of respect for basic standards, applies to the conduct of our major media in its drive to win the 2006 elections for the Democrats.

As in the lead-up to the 2004 elections, selective leaks, selectively presented, are trumpeted by leading media organizations that seek to reinforce Democrat charges of incompetence and failure in policies to undermine the Bush administration and Republicans. Elemental research is not performed, as repeatedly evidenced by the almost immediate factual fisking performed by bloggers. Even when facts are presented refuting the charges, they are ignored, spun, or relegated to passing reference late in the paragraphs.

Read it all. I write about the same subject, unfortunately without the Lewinsky reference, at the Examiner today when I ask, "How can we know what to believe?"

Update: A perfect example of what I talk about in my Examiner piece is the way the Giuliani comments about Clinton's recent 9/11 statements are reported by the AP. Here is an excerpt from the Newsmax report of the comments:

The real fault for 9/11, Giuliani says, lies squarely with the Islamic terrorists. He added, "I think we should stop trying to blame our presidents for 9/11."

Frequently mentioned as a potential Republican candidate for president in 2008, Giuliani characterized the latest war of words over who is responsible for 9/11 as a distraction. "We should stop this blame thing," he said. "There's no blame to be cast on President Bush or President Clinton."

Giuliani added that he thinks we should stop getting distracted by trying to figure out what American is responsible for the terrorist attacks, saying "Americans didn't do Sept. 11, the Islamic terrorists did."

In his remarks during the campaign stop, Giuliani credited President Bush's aggressive anti-terror policy for the fact the U.S. has not been attacked since 9/11.

"The reality is, thank God, we haven't been attacked in five years," Giuliani said. "None of us thought that was possible. We all thought that after 9/11 we would be attacked. I personally thought that many times."

The AP reporter, however, chose to focus exclusively on Giuliani's defense of Clinton, rather than his condemnation of the "blame game" that Bill Clinton, and later Hillary, engaged in this week, and the AP only gave brief mention to Giuliani's comments in support of President Bush's record on terrorism.


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Comments (15)

I'd change "compounded by d... (Below threshold)
bob:

I'd change "compounded by denial" to "compounded by commiting felony perjury before a federal grand jury." Other than that, I agree with the whole post.

I saw somewhere that the MS... (Below threshold)
eddiebear:

I saw somewhere that the MSM is calling it "pushback" against the WH. They feel they have to do it. Ergo, the need to spike facts that go against the memes they want to establish.

Is ot any coincidence that Clinton's blow up on FNC was followed by a slug of speeches and MSM leaks/reports? And they accuse the VRWC of coordinating all talking points through a clearinghouse.

Can't wait for Lee & Compan... (Below threshold)
Old Coot:

Can't wait for Lee & Company to provide their "Lewinskys" for the former Predator-In-Chief.

This is 2006...I love Irony... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

This is 2006...I love Irony...2000 when the Supreme Court, not voting citizens, declared Bush President..you folks said to those that resisted "get over it" ...in 2004 when established problems occured in Ohio and people resisted...you told us "get over it"...

How many years has it been since Clinton was impeached, but not convicted by the Senate?
My question is simple ...Why can't you get over it?

How many years has it be... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

How many years has it been since Clinton was impeached, but not convicted by the Senate?
My question is simple ...Why can't you get over it?

How many years has it been since the 2000 election, after numerous recounts in selected counties in Florida, determined that yes, Bush won the election after all.

My question is simple, why can't you and other Leftists get over it?

I am over it..George Bush i... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

I am over it..George Bush is our President and Commander..that is why I hold him responsible..
I never said that I thought Florida or Ohio was wrong..I simple acknowledged the established response...It is not that I am unaware of the contoversy it is just that it does not matter..
I am just wondering when folks here will bring themselves into the last part of 2006?
At what point in time will posters here hold our currenty, legally elected, President accountable
for his actions?

Wow, like, do you even r... (Below threshold)

Wow, like, do you even realize how incredible, insanely, stupid you sound first posting "when the Supreme Court, not voting citizens, declared Bush President" with no provocation or prompting and then when you get called out for your nonsense you write "I am over it"? I bet the incongruity of those two statements is totally lost on you, isn't it?

nogo,What actions ... (Below threshold)
J.R.:

nogo,

What actions are those that you feel we should hold the President accountable??

And gee, do you think maybe all this talk is coming up again because Clinton, in his attempts to redefine his Presidency, lost it during an interview?? Maybe Clinton should just get over it, as you say.

"...in 2004 when establishe... (Below threshold)

"...in 2004 when established problems occured in Ohio and people resisted..."

I'm an Ohio resident. As far as I know, the problems were reported, IN DEMOCRATICALLY CONTROLLED counties, and were found to be no more or less of a problem than in any other election. These problems never made it into court. Therefore, the results were certified.

And yes, the President is being held accountable. He was re-elected in 2004 despite being skewered every day in the press, and he's *still* being skewered every day in the press. The fact is, voters have a brain of their own. So, once again, *get over it*.

What is the connection betw... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

What is the connection between the only two X presidents in history to run around the world slandering the "country" and the current sitting president. Both are Democrats, One was a total disaster and knows it. One was impeached for lying under oath. That should prove to even the most dense that neither should have ever been allowed near the white house. All the democrats had to do was look deep (not too deep) into the past of both and they would never have been nominated. That is assuming those doing the look into the past were of average intel.

They then followed on with Algore, known to have broken federal law while VP by trading National Security Secrets to China. That wasn't enough so they came up with Hanoi John, also a known traitor to America. There are better people in the democratic party, I think, why don't they choose to run them for president. Now they are hyping a career criminal (Hillery) as a candidiate. Guess they haven't learn anything from past failures, Or they are letting the republicans pick the democratic candidiate.

Great articles, both from L... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Great articles, both from Lorie and Bob Kesler. Not an untrue statement in either one.

Politics aside, these stories are true and deserve an honest reading.

The President got a blow jo... (Below threshold)
Robert:

The President got a blow job from an adult.

Let the first Senator who has not sinned cast the first stone.

Yawn.

Cloninger,Proof pl... (Below threshold)
Robert:

Cloninger,

Proof please.

Yeah the press really beat ... (Below threshold)
Robert:

Yeah the press really beat up on Bush.

When he decided to start a war against a country that couldn't harm us, the press ran for their pom poms.

Morons.

How is Bush's war going anyway?

Answer: Not bad. The only Americans that are dying are our soldiers.

Robo: the only thing the D... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Robo: the only thing the Dems/Left have to show for themselves after 38 years is Jimmah Cottah, and Slick Willie.

That's a hell of a record. Good going there, sport. What's next, Charlie Rangel as Chief Justice?




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