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Hugh Hewitt: What Memo?
Weekly Standard ^ | 11/13/2003 12:00:00 AM | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 11/13/2003 2:13:13 PM PST by swilhelm73

SEAN HANNITY'S big scoop is not generating the headlines it ought to. The memo Hannity obtained and made public that details the plans by Democratic staff on the Senate Intelligence Committee to politicize the committee's investigations in the service of partisan politics far overshadows in importance Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld's memo pushing the Pentagon to think about the hard problems ahead in the war on terrorism, but it has received significantly less attention than the Rumsfeld memo did.

Why?

Three reasons could account for the disparity in treatment:

The most obvious explanation is that elite media is populated by left-leaning reporters and editors not inclined to throw spotlights on a memo the contents of which Democratic senator Zell Miller has called the "first cousin of treason."

A second explanation focuses on the fact that Hannity--a radio and television guy, not a print fellow--got the scoop, and newspapers hate being upstaged by talking heads.

The third theory is the most plausible: The Democratic memo reveals that much of what the media has been focusing on for the past six months has been a set-up job. The staff and Democratic members of the Senate Intelligence Committee have been selling story after story (think the Niger yellowcake and "imminent" threat controversies). Out of whole cloth, they have contrived an ambiguous but ominous speculation about the Bush administration's sinister motives for invading Iraq. Now, through this one memo, they have been revealed as nothing short of cynical political operatives. And the reporters who ran with their hints



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2004memo; ccrm; hughhewitt; intelcommittee; iraq; jayrockefeller; mediabias; memogate; presstitutes
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To: My2Cents
Ditto and DONE.
21 posted on 11/13/2003 4:38:08 PM PST by onyx
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To: swilhelm73
BUMP!!!!!!
22 posted on 11/13/2003 4:39:43 PM PST by MonroeDNA (Please become a monthly donor!!! Just $3 a month--you won't miss it, and will feel proud!)
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To: swilhelm73
Compare the [minimal] coverage this has gotten with the media feeding frenzy over the alleged "RATS" subliminal message in a 1/24th second frame of a Republican political ad at the height of the 2000 election campaign. That gives you a clue about the biases of the media.
23 posted on 11/13/2003 4:50:40 PM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: swilhelm73
Thanks for the post, standing guard at the watchtower, keeping your eye on the enemy within.
24 posted on 11/13/2003 4:57:13 PM PST by PGalt
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To: swilhelm73
"the senators did nothing to rein in their out-of-control staff"

Hmmmm? If the staff member was a former appointee of Bill Clinton's, then it was the staff who was running things. You're right .. the senators did nothing to rein in the Hillary followers. Geeeee .. I wonder why ..??
25 posted on 11/13/2003 8:27:39 PM PST by CyberAnt (America .. the LIGHT of the World)
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To: doug from upland; ALOHA RONNIE; DLfromthedesert; PatiPie; flamefront; onyx; SMEDLEYBUTLER; Irma; ...
What Memo?
The reason the mainstream media is downplaying the Democratic Senate Intelligence Committee memo is because it implicates mainstream journalists.
.

If you listen to Hugh Hewitt, or read his WND commentaries,
this PING list is for YOU!

Please post your comments, and BUMP!

(If you want OFF - or ON - my "Hugh Hewitt PING list" - please let me know)

26 posted on 11/13/2003 8:35:51 PM PST by RonDog
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To: RonDog
I saw an article about it in "The Hill", but I'm sure, though it's a very informative publication, it's probably still not that widely read.
27 posted on 11/13/2003 8:43:00 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: Wilhelm Tell
The media will all of the sudden say that the Republicans stole an important document "having to do with national security"

The dems have already tried to say the memo was stolen. Hannity says the memo was neither stolen nor found in the trash, and says he looks forward to testifying under oath as to how he obtained it.

It will be hard to ignore tha memo forever, since the committee is tied up in knots about it.

28 posted on 11/13/2003 8:43:11 PM PST by js1138
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To: MeeknMing
This story deserves the ElRushbo Treatment that I'm sure he'll give it when he returns next Monday...this ain't an investigation the DemonRATS are pursuing, IT'S A WITCH HUNT!!

Not that I'm the least bit surprised, but having irrefutable proof like this ought to turn some heads...MUD

29 posted on 11/13/2003 8:55:17 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: MeeknMing; RonDog; xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; ...

Hugh Hewitt MEGA PING!!


30 posted on 11/13/2003 8:58:50 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Bump backatcha, KingJohn...MUD
31 posted on 11/13/2003 8:59:40 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: Mudboy Slim
Buenas noche, amigo
32 posted on 11/13/2003 9:00:50 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Thanks for the heads up!
33 posted on 11/13/2003 9:01:43 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl
Welcome :-)
34 posted on 11/13/2003 9:03:43 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Es muy bueno...y frio...MUD
35 posted on 11/13/2003 9:07:10 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: Mudboy Slim
No frio here yet. Give a couple of months...hehe
36 posted on 11/13/2003 9:08:16 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
You Floridians miss out on the joys of FourSeasons' livin'...LOL!!

FReegards...MUD

37 posted on 11/13/2003 9:11:48 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: Mudboy Slim
You Floridians miss out on the joys of FourSeasons' livin

Tell me about it! hehehe

38 posted on 11/13/2003 9:13:05 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: RonDog
Hugh posits that the media have been duped. The Joe Wilson trumped up scandal is proof that the media whores for their democrat swans, rather than being even willing dupes. Hugh is too much of a gentleman to say that though, so I'll say it!
39 posted on 11/13/2003 9:18:10 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: JohnHuang2
Hey maybe those left coast FReepers could ship some of that LA snow to you?
40 posted on 11/13/2003 9:26:07 PM PST by GeronL (Visit www.geocities.com/geronl.....and.....www.returnoftheprimitive.com)
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