Skip to comments.Media Covered Up Bill Clinton’s 2008 Affair During Hillary’s Presidential Run
Posted on 01/27/2014 6:51:37 AM PST by kristinn
Liberal media and politicos are hitting the fainting couches today over Sen. Rand Pauls criticism of Bill and Hillary Clinton over the former presidents predatory sexual behavior while in office.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) called former President Clinton a sexual predator on Meet the Press.
These same reporters and politicos covered-up Bill Clintons ongoing affair in 2008 as Hillary competed with Barack Obama for the Democratic Partys presidential nomination.
During the Clinton impeachment investigation and trial as reports and accusations of Clinton sexually assaulting and raping women piled up, it was said by his liberal defenders that America needs to be more like the French when it comes to affairs by its leaders. Well, weve seen this month how having affairs in high office is working out (badly) for the French.
But at least the French know what is going on. In the 2008 campaign, the media chose to keep from voters the crucial information of Bill Clinton yet again breaking faith with his marriage vows.
It was the January 2010 publication of the book Game Change by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann which mentioned the affair that prompted the confession by Huffington Post reporter Mayhill Fowler that she knew about but did not report on the affair in February 2008. (Actually, it was a promotional confession as Fowler was pushing a new e-book of her own, Notes from a Clueless Journalist: Media, Bias and the Great Election of 2008, that was being released that week.)
In 2014 because of the medias protective non-reporting we do not know whether Bill Clinton carried on his affair throughout his wifes term as secretary of State, whether the national security implications of the affair were raised during her confirmation and whether Bill Clinton has yet learned to not sexually assault women.
I wrote about Fowlers cover-up at Free Republic (picked up by Gateway Pundit) at the time it was published. Below is an excerpt of Fowlers confession:
At the time I covered the rally in Victoria, I had decided not to follow up on another story about Bill Clinton that had come my wayone involving his longtime mistress. I mention the nature of the Clinton story with some specificity now only because months later, after the Democratic primaries, the National Enquirer wrote about the relationship. In Texas, staring this story in the face, immediately I turned aside. If I know all about this woman, then surely every national reporter does and is as wary of the story as I am. Nevertheless, I was careful never to mention anything to anybody at OffTheBus. I rationalized the refusal to follow through by telling myself that Clintons private life was peripheral to the race. But then there came a moment in the Texas primary when the nature of the Clinton marriage suddenly appeared front and center.
A difference between Election 2008 and preceding presidential races is that only one political ad for TV had as much impact as any of half-a-dozen YouTube videos. The brilliant television ad was the 3 A.M. crisis phone call at the White House that the Clinton Campaign ran in Texas before the primary. The Clinton team knew Texansfolks obsessed with all things big, including such big prospects as national security. So the red phone ad, as it was sometimes called, was powerful persuasion. If I heard a Texan say it once, I heard it a hundred times: thank goodness Hillary will have Bill next to her at 3 A.M. By late February, a piece that gave depth to this naïve view of the Clintons relationship was suddenly something to think about. But in fact I never really considered it. Executing such a story could have had consequences for the mistresss children, who were still minors. There was no way I would write something that I knew in advance would mortify a high school student in front of his peers. My mothers outrage and pain at the political sex scandal that had blighted her adolescence was just too vivid a presence.
So I continued to rationalize. I told myself various truths: many different kinds of loving experiences make a good world; no one except partners themselves know what goes on behind the bedroom door. As a woman who has been married for thirty-six years, I appreciate the complicated and forgiving nature of long attachments. Nuance about the dynamic of a successful marriage had been one of the things lacking in the widely-criticized New York Times piece on John McCains supposed infatuation with a lobbyist. Therefore, I told myself, the presence of a mistress really does not tell us all that much about the rich relationship between Bill and Hillary Clinton. But, in the end, I passed on the story for personal reasons. And I came to see that family history, which had always been a penumbra belonging to the dead, was shaping my own storytelling.
Rand Paul is a Republican with guts. The Clintons need to be mocked mercilessly. The country has suffered enough from the malfeasance of these two fakers.
It is scary to think of all the things the media is covering up that we do not know about.
If she isn’t even woman enough for her husband, how can she be strong enough to run a country?
She wants you to think she is man enough.
So, I clicked on most all the links and none of them ever actually got to describing the “affair” in more detail - only knowledge-of and ensuing coverups.
Is there a more complete treatment of it?
....they also refuse to cover a lot about Hitlery. Anyone ever read Ed Klein’s book “The Truth About Hillary”?
For you to be repelled is rational, but remember, Bill is just like her.
Hey Hillary! How bout investing in a nice moisturizer! yeesh!!!!
On February 21, 2007, in an interview with NYT's Maureen Dowd, Geffen described Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bill Clinton in unflattering terms: "Everybody in politics lies, but the Clintons do it with such ease, it's troubling."
Geffen told Dowd that Hillary Clinton was "incredibly polarizing."
Geffen described Bill Clinton as "reckless" and cast doubt on those who say Clinton has become a different person since leaving office.
Clinton Foundations are a hint WRT then-Pres Clinton using govt power to profit a hand-picked few ---now indebted to the Clintons----who are large contributors to the Clintons' three "tax-exempt foundations," and are, in effect, financing Hillary's ambitions.
Billy Boy Clinton was grinning like a simpering fool at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative Foundation....even Boobomba was there hugging Billy like they were old pals.....all in the wake of the bombshell news that:
<><> the tax-exempt Global Initiative Foundation uses shady financing;
<><> the tax-exempt Clinton Global Initiative had employed an active Muzzie terrorist named Gehad el-Haddad (The stupid Clintons did not know Gehad was Farsi for "jihad")
Gehad also knows how the Muslim Brotherhood launders money to finance terrorism, using "tax-exempt foundations."
THE CLINTON FOUNDATIONS / MUSLIM TERRORISM CONNECTION --- The recent story that a Muslim terrorist was working at the Clinton Foundation AND conducting terrorist activities at the same time, explains why the Clintons just remade themselves into the hallowed "Clinton Family Foundation."
The Clinton's "Holy Family" act.
The Clintons' shady proclivities are unveiled in the recent NYT story. Corruption, greed, entitlement, nepotism, cronyism. The Clintons didn't have a pot to *** in in Arkansas---never even had a home to call their own. Now they're multi millionaires.......the connivers have perfected the scam WRT gaming the govt system for themselves.
There needs to be a thorough going-over of the three Clinton Foundations. We need to know who pays/funds the Clinton's lifestyle/political ambitions---- especially b/c Hillary is running for prez. It is important to know to whom the Clinton's are truly indebted.
NY POST EXCERPT ----The Bill Clinton Foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses Bill Clintons foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses since 2003, an analysis of the nonprofits tax forms reveal.....includes $4.2 million in 2011 for the William J. Clinton Foundation (to which Hillary and Chelsea are attached); $730,000 for the Clinton Global Health Initiative; and $7.2 million for the Clinton Health Action Initiative (CHAI).
How many ways can the conniving Clintons use their name to launder money?
<><> The William J. Clinton Family Foundation......
<><> the Clinton Global Health Initiative......
<><> the Clinton Health Action Initiative (CHAI).
More importantly, what is the connection between Corzine's MF Global, Teneo (which paid Bill Clinton $50,000 per month), The Clintons multiple tax-exempt foundations, and Muslim money-Laundering?
Did I read correctly that there are minor children with the mistress??????!!!!!!!!!
I recall Monica was no beauty queen but she still looked better than that, UGGGH!
Bill acts like he is Hillary's brother rather than a husband.
All I have to say about this is, Bill and Hillary have lived in different homes since she ran for the Senate. Both have kept those homes. And when Hillary was in DC, Bill stayed at his home in New York. Hillary maintained a home in upstate New York. Neither were seen together unless it was a political function. So it’s been obvious to not just me but most of the American people that the two have been separated for 10+ years. Why are the BS the lying and the coverups? Bill has been a sexual predator all his life. That will hurt Hillary if the people really know who Bill is. But I say air out the laundry, eliminate Hillary once and for all, and this country can move forward
“If she isnt even woman enough for her husband, how can she be strong enough to run a country?”
Or if she isn’t woman enough to kick the scum bag to the curb. At this point Hillary qualifies as a battered wife from 30 years of serial public humiliation.
Gosh, Fowler, so glad you’ve confessed.
She does not look healthy.
Apparently Fowler’s cover up has been successful: Is the identity of Clinton’s 2008 adulteress publicly known?
Can you imagine the massive chip Hillary has on her shoulder?
She’s an angry, elderly marxist who thinks it is her divine right to be the first female president. She put up with being made to look like an idiot by Bill, and continued to stick by him in order to ride his coattails.
When her moment finally came, Obama came out of virtual obscurity, and pushed her out of his way. Again, she had to play second banana to someone she despises.
I’d hate to be one of the people who pledged support to her in 2008, and switched it to Obama. Those that did are on a list.
2016 is her last shot. She’ll throw everything she has at anyone who dares get in her way.
If she loses, I think she’ll have a total breakdown.
Now THAT'S how you respond to the Democrat's war on women meme!
Seems we need to go back and visit the National Inquirer story!
“Bill wont climb in the sack next to this ??”
Actually, it appears that he did and she took his full measure...
Why cover it up?
By 2008 it was clear to absolutely everyone that Bill was continuously screwing anything with a pulse. And obviously the public does not care.
“Bill acts like he is Hillary’s brother rather than a husband. “
They don’t have a marriage, they have a “business.”
Was Bill affair with the attractive blond from Canada or are we talking about someone else?
“”Everybody in politics lies” by David Geffen
Sorry but no. I defy someone to find one case where retiring Senator Johanns (Nebraska) lied as a public official.
“That will hurt Hillary if the people really know who Bill is.”
It might help Hillary. Poor little missy, standing by the President for the good of the country you know.
Not that I’m aware of.
It is pretty clear Bill is no where near the man Hilary is.
But but but .....
BillyJeff is a ‘private citizen’ who happens to ‘married’ to a NY Senator who ran for potus.
Unlike Petraeus affair, who was CIA director at the time. (sarc)
yes but it doesn’t say they’re his children.
Thus, in Democrat terms, "if you can't produce a baby, they ain't no baby-daddy."
And Ft. Marcy Park will be littered with her enemies!
Please. It was and always has been her choice to remain married to the scumbag. She is a bisexual or lesbian who decided to maintain a vastly profitable relationship with him. Clinton, Inc., is a business. They haven't actually lived together for many years, but they can make more money by remaining technically married. She is a rich and powerful woman, not a "battered wife." Save your sympathy for women who actually do get beaten.
I tend to agree. Billy Jeff is no longer holding public office so any scumbag behaviour is strictly between him and the Hildebeast. They don’t even live in the same house so I’d say separate lives is a good description of their relationship. She prolly could care less what he does.
Wow, that quote is idiotic from every possible angle and interpretation.
...and we found out what Hillary does when the red phone rings at State at 3 a.m. Four dead American bodies. Never again should this talking point come up without us immediately bringing up Benghazi.
Gina Gershon is a likely candidate.
This is only being released now to make it a non-issue by 2016.
anyone running a list on Hillary. Would be nice to bring up the list starting with watergate through Benghazi and add new stuff.
He’s going to blow out his stents.
I could almost 10% respect hillary if she had walked because of the Monica situation. How could she not do so and subject a teenage daughter to acceptance of that behavior?
..... I wonder if this is referring to Belinda Stronach from Canada that Bill was hanging out with and was reportedly having an affair with at the time. I believe FR had a few posts about this before the 2008 election.
To further promote the image of their sham "marriage" Bill and Hillary will be appearing more together in the campaign while the media will continue to ignore they are both having affairs and live separate lives. Expect the media bimbos to soon be fawning over Bill and asking Hillary if she would want her husband addressed as first gentleman when she is POTUS.
That’s what the media does best. Covering up the crimes of leftists, and destroying normal people.
I thought Monica was a teenager when the predator stated hitting on her.
There was a book that’s been out for quite awhile about the Clinton era in the WhiteHouse. It’s called “Unlimited Access” by Gary Aldrich. Gives a pretty good idea what these people are like.
“Save your sympathy for women who actually do get beaten.”
I have sympathy for battered women but no respect.
I have no respect or sympathy for Hillary because she apparently has such a bad self image she felt like she could never make it on her own without hanging onto the coatails of a man who publicly humiliated her over and over again.
I have never really bought into the Lesbo thing. I think she’s just a conniving power hungry parasite.