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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.


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: Bonaparte
NO NO NO! You don't understand. Allow me to set you straight.
1 We all KNOW that the national media is conservative(right?), it has to be because it's owned by rich people and evil rich corp.(now stay with me)
2 The liberals (the true defenders of freedom of the press and speech) really did discover this memo and in spite of the fact that it would hurt their allies, and because of their unswerving dedication to "THE TRUTH" they published it for all the world to see. (the plot thicken!)
3 The evil rich people(what other kind of rich person is there?) and the Evil conservative corps. that own and control the media in a giant plot to make the left look bad squashed the story of the memo.
So you see it's all a giant nefarious plot(and they're the worst kind) by the VRWC.
41 posted on 11/13/2003 9:38:45 PM PST by Valin (We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.)
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To: JohnHuang2
Number 3 is the winner.
42 posted on 11/13/2003 9:44:11 PM PST by MEG33
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To: swilhelm73
Rats are AINOs!
43 posted on 11/13/2003 10:12:38 PM PST by Grampa Dave ("If you can read this, thank a teacher!....Since it is in English, thank a Veteran!")
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To: PhiKapMom
Perhaps for the fourth reason, they remember that the dems "queen" in waiting would be tarred quite liberally by that brush because of the actions of herself and her hubby.

I don't think they want Chinagate to rear it's ugly head again, or almost any one of a million and one scandals that might hurt them.

Think of a fish flopping on the bottom of a rowboat gasping for air - doesn't it remind you of what is happening to the Dems??
44 posted on 11/13/2003 11:03:54 PM PST by dixie sass (GOD bless America)
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To: Valin
LOL! Right outta their playbook!
45 posted on 11/14/2003 1:15:03 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: Bernard Marx
"Suckered? Hardly!"

Preach it, brother!

46 posted on 11/14/2003 1:44:42 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: Mudboy Slim
Yep ! I agree. I think Rushbo will hit this AND the 'RAT Senate obstruction story (The 30 hour talkathon by the GOP).

From some of the articles on Rush that I have seen, a lot of folks here on FR have written off Rush. I will be glad to see him come back (even though I don't hear his show very often). It will be interesting to see if he indeed is doing well (as EIB corporate indicated a week or so ago). I am willing to give him a chance and not condemn him. He screwed up, but sought help for his problem.

As I've been posting since he announced his problem and would get help ...

Monday, November 17th Rush will be back !! ...

47 posted on 11/14/2003 6:32:19 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Will work for tagline)
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To: JohnHuang2
Hugh Hewitt has nailed it again!
48 posted on 11/14/2003 8:07:49 AM PST by blackie
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To: swilhelm73; blackie
Hugh has indeed nailed it, again. He is hammering this issue in a move right out of Joshua Micah Marshall's own playbook - Keep the issue hot until someone notices. But, unlike Mr. Marshall's political alchemy, Hugh is clinging to an issue that is meaningful, substantive, factual, scandalous, and truly a threat to the National Security and the well-being of our families. Unlike the silly Plame game, the seditious behavior of some (Democrat) members of the S.I.C. might very well get thousands (or ten's of thousands) or people killed.

Swing away, Hugh! Swing away!

49 posted on 11/14/2003 9:37:57 AM PST by Mr.Atos
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To: Mr.Atos
The RATS Are In Disarray ~ Eradicate The Rodents!

Fire Democrats ~ Hire Republicans!

Be Well ~ Be Armed ~ Be Safe ~ Molon Labe!

50 posted on 11/14/2003 10:38:19 AM PST by blackie
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To: swilhelm73
Link to thread announcing new web site
51 posted on 11/17/2003 8:26:01 AM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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