Skip to comments.The Press Never Calls
Posted on 04/24/2014 4:58:11 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
WASHINGTON My telephone is not ringing off the hook. No intriguing or inquiring emails have arrived on my computer. Yet, on Friday, a document drop from the Clinton Library revealed that years ago, in the 1990s, I was at the very heart of the vast right-wing conspiracy. Now here we are almost a week later, and still no journalist, much less a historian, has called to ask me if I really was actively conspiring with the British press, select American newspapers, obscure right-wing political operators and, who knows, possibly foreign powers to create the gossamer of scandal over the Clinton White House. All this was reported in the documents.
It has always struck me as curious how news stories are reported in America or not reported. What standards must be met to land a story on the front page or even to decide that it is a story worth reporting at all.
Consider this story involving me that swayed tantalizingly on the threshold of the public domain. Its subject was that fantastical concoction that the Clinton White House created in the mid-1990s, the media food chain. Through this food chain, the Clintons claimed, came all the bogus stories of scandal that the Clintons so stoically endured. Thanks to my fellow conspirators these stories eventually proved irresistible to the mainstream press, though there was not a scintilla of plausibility to them. Far from being a serial womanizer, Bill was the virgin president. He never lied, never obstructed justice, never blackened the reputations of the personae mentioned in the news stories, for instance, Gennifer Flowers, Paula Corbin Jones, Monica Lewinsky and, of course, my coconspirators in the vast right-wing conspiracy.
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Excellent post. The only thing I would add is that the MSM does not report the news; it “shapes” the news. And we all know what form that shaping takes, who it favors, and the images they want us to see.
Not true. I heard the term 'vast right wing conspiracy months before Hillary used it. It was part of a training program offered by the Southern Poverty Law Center - easily the most totalitarian group at the time. It was a blessing when Hillary used the term because it took the lie out of a 'dark secret' area and exposed it to light. At which point it quickly became a joke with people all over the internet talking about decoder rings etc.
Since Mr. Tyrrell knows so much about the Clintons, Psaki should be calling him to find out if he knows of any accomplishments by Hillary when she was Secretary of State.
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