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The Undoing of Curt Weldon - Able Danger Aborted
World Net Daily ^ | 8/20/07 | Jack Cashill

Posted on 08/20/2007 2:22:42 PM PDT by Sioux-san

When the history of the Bush era is written, no scandal will impress the reader as more telling of the time and place than the one that has engulfed Curt Weldon, the deposed Republican congressman from Pennsylvania.

To be clear, Weldon is not the perpetrator of this scandal but its victim. To understand how he got embroiled, a quick look back at a nearly forgotten chapter in the annals of the Clinton administration is in order.

In January 1997, the Clinton White House went public with a 332-page report that bore the "Austin Powers"-like title, "Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce." In its unapologetic paranoia, the effort recalled nothing so much as the final days of the Nixon administration.

"What is striking about the document," observed the Washington Post, "is that it lays down this suspicion-laden theory about how the media works in cold print, under the imprimatur of the White House." According to the document, here is how "the stream" worked:

First, well-funded right-wing think tanks and individuals underwrite conservative newsletters and newspapers such as the Western Journalism Center, the American Spectator and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Next, the stories are reprinted on the Internet where they are bounced all over the world.

From the Internet, according to the report, the stories go through the right-wing British media, back through the respectable right-wing American press, into Congress, "finally to be covered by the remainder of the American mainstream press as a 'real' story."

A year after its introduction, Hillary Clinton would echo the findings of this report on the Today Show in her self-parodying alarm about a "vast right-wing conspiracy."

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; abledanger; clintonberger; curtweldon
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1 posted on 08/20/2007 2:22:45 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

ping


2 posted on 08/20/2007 2:30:16 PM PDT by sure_fine ( not one to over kill the thought process)
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To: Sioux-san

will read later.


3 posted on 08/20/2007 2:30:41 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: Sioux-san
The Weldon affair was the worst.

Pennsylvania's 7th got a carpetbagging "rent a vet" to replace him.

4 posted on 08/20/2007 2:35:44 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Sioux-san

The dimoRATS have not yet plumbed the depths to which they will sink to regain power!


5 posted on 08/20/2007 2:36:10 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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Umm . . . it was the Bush Justice Department that went after Weldon.


6 posted on 08/20/2007 2:38:12 PM PDT by Iconoclast2 (Two wings of the same bird of prey . . .)
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To: Sioux-san
OUTSTANDING article by Jack Cashill! Thanks for posting.

The Democratic Alliance Democrat Crime Syndicate at work.

7 posted on 08/20/2007 2:38:47 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Iconoclast2

It was the Clintonistas in the Justice Department that went after Weldon.


8 posted on 08/20/2007 2:39:39 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Sioux-san
This is outrageous! I have always known that the MSM covered up for the Clintons, but actions such as this are treasonous. I have faith that one day, in this life or in the next, the Clintons and their cronies will pay for their crimes, not only against innocent patriots like Curt Weldon, but the entire United States of America.
9 posted on 08/20/2007 2:41:04 PM PDT by srmorton (Choose Life!)
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To: Sioux-san

the stories go through the right-wing British media,

Mmmm. OK.


10 posted on 08/20/2007 2:41:11 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: Sioux-san

To be bold and to attack one’s enemies, means first to martial your forces for a counterattack...


11 posted on 08/20/2007 2:41:58 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: LiteKeeper

You will notice that Weldon has not been indicted for anything in the Court, and he was never found guilty of anything by his brethren in Congress. They all tried and failed. Stay tuned - this is a four part series.


13 posted on 08/20/2007 2:49:04 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

Danger, Able


14 posted on 08/20/2007 2:51:22 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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It was the Clintonistas in the Justice Department that went after Weldon.

That compassionate Conservative Bush should have canned his first day in office

We are paying dearly for his Compassionate Conservatism naiveness
15 posted on 08/20/2007 2:58:43 PM PDT by uncbob (m first)
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To: Sioux-san

FANTASTIC ARTICLE by Jack Cashill!!!!! Thanks for posting.


16 posted on 08/20/2007 3:00:44 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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able danger.....swept under the rug by the clinton appointees in the state dept.....

who lost...the US and Curt Weldon!!!


17 posted on 08/20/2007 3:03:57 PM PDT by nyyankeefan
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able danger.....swept under the rug by the clinton appointees in the state dept.....

who lost...the US and Curt Weldon!!!


18 posted on 08/20/2007 3:04:30 PM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: Sioux-san
The Clinton administration’s dirty dealing with Communist China is just one more tin can tied to Hillary’s tail. It’s all going to be too much for the worried parents that just threw out 200 bucks worth of ChiCom crap toys. This is one story that the stupid “pull the lever straight” voters won’t overlook.
19 posted on 08/20/2007 3:07:37 PM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: LiteKeeper

You are sadly mistaken if you think that decisions to go after sitting Members of Congress are not reviewed at the very highest levels . . .


20 posted on 08/20/2007 3:14:59 PM PDT by Iconoclast2 (Two wings of the same bird of prey . . .)
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