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To: Liz
You've gotta love Paul Sperry. Isn't he the one Clinton had forceably removed from the Whitehouse press corp and had his credentials stripped for taking the Clintons to task?
3 posted on 04/19/2004 2:44:19 PM PDT by blackdog (I feed the sheep the coyotes eat)
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King Clinton the sociopath by Joseph Farrah

© 1999

President Clinton's run-in with Investor's Business Daily reporter Paul Sperry gives us yet another insight into the twisted personality currently leading the executive branch of the federal government. It also illustrates the institutional flaws in the establishment press.

To recap, Sperry was attending a White House gathering for much of the press corps. As Clinton walked by him, he casually asked when the president might be holding his next press conference. At first Clinton brushed off the question as he has brushed off the idea that there is any reason for him to hold press conferences or Cabinet meetings or perform any other traditional presidential function of accountability or management.

But, unlike most members of the Beltway press, Sperry didn't just drop the matter. He's one of a handful of reporters in Washington who understand the watchdog role of the news media. He persisted.

So, Clinton begrudgingly ambled over to the reporter to see what was on his mind. "Who are you with?" he wondered. This was an unusual species, and Clinton was curious. Sperry answered him and repeated his simple, straightforward, reasonable and unthreatening question about the press conference.

Clinton asked why he should hold a press conference, and Sperry answered that the American people had many questions about the growing China scandal involving his administration and an FBI investigation.

Now Clinton was getting irritated. According to Sperry and other witnesses, he contorted his face, got testy and challenged the reporter. Clinton sputtered that the only reason the FBI was focusing attention on the China scandal was to divert attention from its role in the Waco scandal.

Did you catch that? Clinton, the expert on using one scandal to divert attention from another, accused the FBI -- his FBI -- of doing precisely that. Clinton appointed the FBI director. He appointed the attorney general who supervises the FBI. Yet, here he was passing the buck, again, suggesting that his FBI was victimizing him.

Well, I guess if I believed my mother victimized me, my grandmother victimized me and that I, as one of the most powerful people in the world, was still little more than a helpless victim of circumstances, then it would be natural for me to feel persecuted by anyone and everyone with whom I had disagreements. But this was clearly an enlightening exchange.

As a result, Clinton's White House banned Sperry from the White House. Banned him. Which raises the question, again, of just whose house this president thinks he lives in and works in. It's not his. The people of the United States graciously provide the president this office space and these living quarters while he serves.

--SNIP-- rest here

5 posted on 04/19/2004 2:56:59 PM PDT by Liz
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