Tuesday, October 9, 2007


I need to get something off my chest this morning:

The election of Hillary Clinton to the presidency would be a frightening national nightmare.

Now that I got that out of my system, you might be asking why. No, it’s not necessarily tied to national security or the war in Iraq. It’s one of those “by their fruits you shall know them” observations (to quote Jesus in Matthew 7:20). It’s because of a little-known “media watchdog” group her people have created that is all too much of an echo from her husband’s presidency: Media Matters for America.

Over the past several weeks, this group has been creeping behind the scenes, using their “mainstream media” lapdogs to attack Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly through misquotes and more misquotes. They operate by looking for “missteps” (which aren’t really missteps except in the Media Matters “investigators’” minds), then twisting those quotes and packaging them for lazy mainstream reporters (lazy because they don’t do one ounce of research into the original context of the quotes) to spew out.

What makes this so frightening is that it basically follows them same pattern that Bill and Hillary’s media manipulating machine perfected in the 90s, to club anyone who may try to expose Bill’s immoral exploits or corruption. Indeed, the phrase “bimbo eruptions” actually originated from CLINTON campaigners during the 1992 election. When anyone stood up to tell the truth about Clinton, they were tarred and feathered by the “watchdog” media before the week was out.

Even during the Monica Lewinsky scandal (exposed thanks to The Drudge Report), Clintonistas managed to eventually demonize Ken Starr, transforming him into a salacious, hypocritical prude.

Contrast all this with what you have seen during President George W. Bush’s presidency. Has President Bush, or any other president in recent memory (with the exception of Richard Nixon), conducted his presidency wielding such frightening slander against opponents? Not even the so-called Valerie Plame “scandal” holds up as much of a media “attack”: she used her CIA post to campaign for her husband Joe Wilson—an ardent enemy of the administration—to be appointed to investigate whether Saddam Hussein was trying to buy uranium from Niger (British intelligence still says he did). This unfortunate appointment of such a lying partisan (made during the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks, when partisanship was understandably at a low ebb), would be puzzling to reporters, and it’s easy to see why people in the administration would want to explain this contradictory move by Bush’s White House (Richard Armitage, by the way, revealed Plame’s CIA connection, not Scooter Libby).

If that’s the worst the Bush White House has done in the way of “media attacks,” you can see why I sleep a lot better at night knowing our current president is occupying the Oval Office—and why the thought of a Hillary presidency would, well, give me nightmares.

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