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Bill Clinton Unloads on Press
washingtonpost.com ^ | 1/23/08 | Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on 01/23/2008 4:20:52 PM PST by Conservatives_Unite

Bill Clinton Unloads on Press By Anne E. Kornblut Former president Bill Clinton lashed out in response to criticism on Wednesday from a prominent Democrat in South Carolina, accusing the Obama campaign of running a political smear campaign against him through the media. "You live for this," Clinton snapped at CNN reporter Jessica Yellin when she asked him to comment on statements by Dick Harpootlian, the former South Carolina Democratic party chairman, who said recent distortions by the Clintons are "reprehensible." Harpootlian, who backed the Clintons in the 1990s and now supports Sen. Barack Obama, had compared Clinton's distortions to the dirty tricks campaigns run by the infamous Republican operative Lee Atwater. After an event on Wednesday in South Carolina, Yellin approached the former president and asked him to respond to Harpootlian's remarks. Clinton let loose on camera, chastising the reporter for asking him about political conflict rather than the substance of the meeting he had just held. "You're asking me about this, you sat through this whole meeting. Not one single, solitary soul asked about any of this. And they never do." Referring to the Obama campaign, Clinton said: "They are feeding you this because they know this is what you want to cover." As Clinton's aides tried to steer him out the door, he continued to scold back in Yellin's direction: "Shame on you."

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KEYWORDS: angrydems; bill; billary; bully; clinton; confrontation; icanthandlethetruth; impeachedrapist; mamatricked; narcissist; press; rapist; slackjawedgaloot; unhingedhillbilly
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This guy is a gift to us. We need to embrace this, and even start baiting him (if not already being done). Easy pickins...
1 posted on 01/23/2008 4:20:54 PM PST by Conservatives_Unite
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To: Conservatives_Unite

It’s all entertainment to get votes for Hillary.


2 posted on 01/23/2008 4:23:50 PM PST by donna (Perhaps if republicans would adhere to the Bible’s first 10 Commandments they wouldn’t need an 11.)
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To: Conservatives_Unite

The “infamous” Lee Atwater??


3 posted on 01/23/2008 4:24:12 PM PST by dodger
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To: Conservatives_Unite

I am so tired of the Clintons. They are globalists and just want to sell off America what hasn’t already been overrun from the south.

Great website I saw: http://www.shutupbill.com/billclinton.html

I hope he doesn’t go to it!


4 posted on 01/23/2008 4:24:26 PM PST by CalifChris
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To: Conservatives_Unite
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

OHhhh WOe is me...
why's everybody always pickin on ME???

I'll get you, my pretty... and your Little Dog TOO!!!

5 posted on 01/23/2008 4:24:38 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: donna

Entertainment especially meant to underscore race and peel off white voters.


6 posted on 01/23/2008 4:24:59 PM PST by dodger
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To: CalifChris

what = that


7 posted on 01/23/2008 4:25:30 PM PST by CalifChris
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To: Conservatives_Unite

I like to watch this.


8 posted on 01/23/2008 4:26:20 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Conservatives_Unite

How odd? Wasn’t there a bimbo around at the moment? If he unloaded on the media, that’s a lot of kleenex.


9 posted on 01/23/2008 4:27:45 PM PST by blackdog
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To: Conservatives_Unite
Please remind me...whose name is on the DNC ballot this year?


10 posted on 01/23/2008 4:27:48 PM PST by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: Conservatives_Unite
"Bill Clinton Unloads on Press"

This has been discussed and it was theorized that before the S.C. Primary he would go bonkers again. It's a strategery to keep himself and the Beast in the news instead of Hussein.

11 posted on 01/23/2008 4:28:30 PM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: Conservatives_Unite

Has he been hanging out with Hugo, chewin’ the coca again?


12 posted on 01/23/2008 4:29:59 PM PST by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Conservatives_Unite

I’d say he frustrated. Wouldn’t you agree Hillary?


13 posted on 01/23/2008 4:30:37 PM PST by DManA
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To: Conservatives_Unite
Any free press to the Clintons is good press and the MSM is more than accommodating, even to a point of playing along with the staged bitch slaps.
14 posted on 01/23/2008 4:31:48 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: donna
Bingo. This “script” has been written, and approved by Clinton, Inc, in conjunction with the MSM and certifiable left-wing organizations.
15 posted on 01/23/2008 4:32:59 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Conservatives_Unite

Wouldn’t you just love to be one of those media wh*** that carried water for this scu*bag in ‘96 and now he’s rippin you a new one. This is too funny.


16 posted on 01/23/2008 4:33:04 PM PST by kublia khan (Absolute war brings total victory)
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To: NautiNurse

Oh look!! It’s a bird, its a plane, it’s BILDA-BEAST!


17 posted on 01/23/2008 4:33:42 PM PST by PrairieLady2
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To: PrairieLady2

No. It’s eight more years of another Co-Presidency with interns!


18 posted on 01/23/2008 4:35:09 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Jaded

here's the supplier
19 posted on 01/23/2008 4:35:21 PM PST by ari-freedom (The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government)
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To: Conservatives_Unite

Again? He’s old enough to be staying home. So is she, but that’s after her Senate term expires.


20 posted on 01/23/2008 4:35:51 PM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: dodger

The problem is that notwithstanding the clear racial divide that the Clintons have instigated, when Hillary wins the nomination, she surely will not choose Barak Hussein Obama as VP. That said, the Dems will expect and demand that the Negroes will shuffle back to the Democrat plantation and take their whippings, to which they are accustomed, and with some walking around money, vote for the bitch.


21 posted on 01/23/2008 4:36:21 PM PST by MarkT
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To: NautiNurse
That is funny! That you for the laugh!
22 posted on 01/23/2008 4:37:55 PM PST by CarolinaGOP ("Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Conservatives_Unite

“Bill Clinton Unloads”

Can we do something with the title?


23 posted on 01/23/2008 4:39:48 PM PST by jamndad5 ("I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.")
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To: dodger
Entertainment especially meant to underscore race and peel off white voters.

I know he's supposed to be a political "genius" but there is such a thing as overplaying your hand.

24 posted on 01/23/2008 4:40:06 PM PST by Stentor
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To: Conservatives_Unite
To paraphrase a classic headline from The Weekly World News:

"Famed President's Head Explodes!"

25 posted on 01/23/2008 4:41:05 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: dodger

It’s a brilliant strategy to make the primaries about race. The Clinton’s have turned Obama into the black candidate, the last thing on earth he wanted to be.

“Stop talking about race, you guys, race, race, race, race...


26 posted on 01/23/2008 4:41:17 PM PST by Reagan79 (Former Thompson Man - Now Supporting Mike Huckabee - 2nd Best Conservative)
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To: tobyhill

Obama called Hillary the Seantor from Punjab? Haven’t heard that one before. Maybe Bill is a little bit sensitive to the Indian thing on account Vinod Gupta, the Indian data minig magnate who has flown Hill and Bill around on his private jet, and who is under investigation for fraud in selling out senior citizen info to fraudsters. Bill has been paid several hundred thousands of bucks by Gupta for ‘consulting’.


27 posted on 01/23/2008 4:42:25 PM PST by milwguy (........)
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To: Conservatives_Unite
ol' billy the murderous woodscolt whines...

I never heard a word of public complaint when Mr. Obama said Hillary was not truthful, no character, was poll-driven.

Duh, billy-boy: The reason that you didn't hear "a word of public complaint" was because the claims are abso-freakin-lutely FACTUAL.

Now, you're all excited because we won't all join you in your FAIRY TALES about how Herself the Cold and Vicious is "truthful," has "character," and is not "poll-driven."

Have a Valium, fella'. You look all purple.

(I so wish that he had the guts to read what we all think of him.)

28 posted on 01/23/2008 4:42:26 PM PST by bannie (clintons CHEAT! AAAALLWAYS!)
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To: Conservatives_Unite
I'm beginning to think Bubba may have syphilis of the brain.

He's getting irrational

29 posted on 01/23/2008 4:44:02 PM PST by Popman (Gold Standard: Trying to squeeze a 50 lb economy back into a 5 lb bag)
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To: Popman

I thought maybe he’d had a stroke (opened mouth, etc.); but you may be right.


30 posted on 01/23/2008 4:46:12 PM PST by bannie (clintons CHEAT! AAAALLWAYS!)
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To: Conservatives_Unite
I've always hated the SOB and I'm really getting tired of turning on TV and seeing him pointing that crooked finger of his at someone and lecturing them!

An impeached, disbarred, disgraced, lying, pot-smoking rapist certainly has no right to lecture anyone - even the disgusting press people!

31 posted on 01/23/2008 4:46:54 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (HRC: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: Conservatives_Unite
Bill Clinton says "Shame on you!"......

Parallel Universe

Pot says "Kettle...your black!"

32 posted on 01/23/2008 4:47:06 PM PST by DainBramage
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Spell Check Universe

"Pot says "Kettle you're black"

33 posted on 01/23/2008 4:48:57 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: Conservatives_Unite

34 posted on 01/23/2008 4:50:18 PM PST by Gritty (In the spirit of Bill Clinton, I take my pants off to the media and the Democratic Party-Mark Steyn)
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To: Conservatives_Unite

Obama needs to get serious and body slam Bill and Hill. He needs to tell Bill to go home to Monica, and tell Hillary that Judy Garland wants those red slippers back... to start...


35 posted on 01/23/2008 4:51:48 PM PST by kjam22 (see me play the guitar here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noHy7Cuoucc)
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To: milwguy

If you watched the video and you heard Clinto accuse Obama of calling his wife the Senator from Punjab, you would have noticed how indignant Bill was at that slut towards his poor wife. The truth is, Obama NEVER called his wife that, a campaign release state Clinto (D-Punjab), but Obama never uttered the words. More importantly, the reason his campaign did that was because HILLARY HERSELF had said the EXACT same thing at a fundraiser of Indian Americans! from the NY Observer..........Anyone reading on in the actual text of the Obama release would discover that New York’s junior Senator had jokingly referred to herself as a prospective Senator from Punjab at an Indian-American fund-raising event. It’s true that the headline in question wasn’t a model of clarity—but it’s also hard to see how the same word choice in the hands of one candidate is a show of playful ethnic solidarity, while becoming a telltale sign of bigotry the moment another one takes it up in the spirit of criticism.


36 posted on 01/23/2008 4:51:53 PM PST by milwguy (........)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I think Britney Spears will live longer than WJC. The man looks spent.


37 posted on 01/23/2008 4:56:55 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: MarkT
she surely will not choose Barak Hussein Obama as VP

It hasn't reached that point yet. They may calculate that with the combined black/man-hater vote, they can beat the Republicans. Why wouldn't Hussein accept? Reagan chose George "Voodoo Economics" Bush.

38 posted on 01/23/2008 4:59:00 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (It takes a father to raise a child.)
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To: Conservatives_Unite

I hate to see “Bill Clinton” and “Unloads” in the same sentence-troubling, very troubling.


39 posted on 01/23/2008 4:59:45 PM PST by mrmargaritaville
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>>I think Britney Spears will live longer than WJC. The man looks spent.<<

If he kicks off before the election, she will be coronated.


40 posted on 01/23/2008 4:59:50 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (It takes a father to raise a child.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Clinton, not Spears.


41 posted on 01/23/2008 5:00:11 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (It takes a father to raise a child.)
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To: Conservatives_Unite

Bill has no gratitude. If the press hadn’t been spinning his scandals like a jet turbine, public outrage would have resulted in his removal from office and criminal prosecution. How else could there not have been an inquiry over FBI filegate and Vince Foster, if the media hadn’t played them down? The Clintons don’t own the media; the media owns them.


42 posted on 01/23/2008 5:06:27 PM PST by Spok (Now a confirmed one issue voter; RTKBA.)
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To: NautiNurse

Ah, our unisex president...


43 posted on 01/23/2008 5:06:36 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: Conservatives_Unite
...he continued to scold back in Yellin's direction: "Shame on you."

It seems that Clinton has been tossing out shame at others quite a lot lately, for someone who is shameless.

-PJ

44 posted on 01/23/2008 5:07:00 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

And don’t forget cocaine sniffer...


45 posted on 01/23/2008 5:08:31 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: NautiNurse
Arkansas's version of Hill-Billy!
46 posted on 01/23/2008 5:09:36 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: mrmargaritaville

How about “Bill Clinton Unloads, Sinking Campaign” or “Bill Clinton Unloads, Hillary relegated to clean up mess” or “Campaign os so close, it’s a toss off between Obama and Clinton camps.”


47 posted on 01/23/2008 5:10:02 PM PST by blackdog
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To: jamndad5
“Bill Clinton Unloads” Can we do something with the title?

Perhaps Monica can make a suggestion, she's used to Bills loads...

48 posted on 01/23/2008 5:13:02 PM PST by strange1 ("Show the enemy harm so he shall not advance" Sun Tzu The Art of War)
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To: Jeff Chandler

The Clintons are users if they think it will help them - I believe that deep in their hearts (he from segragated AK and she from a rich, upscale Il enclave) that they have the shared opinion that blacks are ‘help’ - various forms but ‘help’ nevertheless - think Secret Service or the military - for their benefit but not on the team. She would never choose a negro - he would get more coverage than she.


49 posted on 01/23/2008 5:13:07 PM PST by MarkT
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To: Conservatives_Unite

Now he’s hollering at a CNN reporter? My, my. I guess the Clintons can’t rely on the press any more to cover their butts.


50 posted on 01/23/2008 5:23:13 PM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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