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The Clinton library's sanitized history
| Paul Greenberg
Posted on 11/23/2004 10:42:55 PM PST by kattracks
Maybe I haven't visited enough presidential libraries. And, yes, I do know they all inevitably have something worshipful about them; it's in their nature. But I can't recall anything - anything! - so blatantly partisan, so full of just plain bullfeathers, so completely . . . Orwellian in its approach to the truth as one display at the newly opened Clinton Library here in Little Rock.
You really need to see it to disbelieve it. [snip]
But as every apparatchik knows, the real trick to disguising propaganda as history isn't what's said but what isn't. Some terms are clearly verboten in these sacred precincts. For example: Never mention Perjury and Obstruction of Justice. And in all the words devoted to this whitewash, I didn't see what will surely be the most (in)famous words Bill Clinton ever uttered: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman - Miss Lewinsky." Surely that one will make "Bartlett's" if it hasn't already.
And never, never say that Bill Clinton repeatedly lied to his friends and family, his Cabinet and of course the American people. Or that, under threat of criminal prosecution, he finally admitted to testifying falsely under oath as part of an informal plea bargain. His fine for contempt of court? His five-year suspension from the Arkansas bar? That's all down the memory hole, too.
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posted on 11/23/2004 10:42:55 PM PST
"Newspeak" has been here since before FDR. Now that it's reached its peak, they just call it "News".
posted on 11/23/2004 10:53:59 PM PST
(John Galt is alive and well. He tends bar in a casino restaurant.)
Our most recent ex-President can always be counted upon to meet the lowest expectations.
What a travesty...
posted on 11/23/2004 10:54:13 PM PST
(The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
You can add "It all depends on what the meaning of is is" to the list of quotes ignored in the "History of the Clinton Administration" by Bill and Hill Clinton.
posted on 11/23/2004 10:57:43 PM PST
You forget his malignant narcissism. His twisted reality: the building (and his spin) will outlive millions of us. Even more reason why there has to be a generation behind us to keep the historians honest.
posted on 11/23/2004 11:09:37 PM PST
(America has spoken- what part of Bush won AGAIN don't they get? Pray for the troops)
With any luck, it will be the last Democrat Presidential Library built in this century.
posted on 11/24/2004 5:10:40 AM PST
(The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
"Clinton library" and "sanitized" in on headline. I think if I were to visit that library, I would worry whether or not the restroom sinks were sanitized.
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