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My Battle With the Clintons: I wrote a tough book on the Clinton family. Here's what happened next.
The Federalist ^ | 07/23/2014 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 07/23/2014 8:30:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

when I started to write Clinton, Inc: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, I knew the reaction to expect. I was well aware that the former (and perhaps future) first family and its massive retinue of loyalty enforcers, professional defamers and assorted gadflies would rue my intent to examine the real Clintons—especially in my search for the real Chelsea Clinton, who until now has been a media-protected nonperson despite her aggressive public activities on her family’s behalf and despite raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars from her role as former first daughter.

MSNBC’s David Shuster learned this the hard way when he was suspended from the network for saying, “But doesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?” in a live TV hit on how the former first daughter was being used by her mother’s 2008 campaign. The Clintons hit the roof over the single relatively banal comment, as I report in my book, and lobbied the head of parent company GE to get Shuster off the air.

I also had a feeling that some of the sources I spoke to, for and not-for attribution, including alleged Clinton mistresses who’ve stayed out of the press and remain loyal to Bill, would alert the Clintons to what I was doing and help them prepare a counterattack.

But even if I hadn’t known it, many, many people in Washington, on the left and right, popped up to warn me of what to expect from the Clinton PR team. Other authors—legitimate ones with serious pedigrees—who’d written about the Clintons said they were threatened and verbally attacked. Of course, nearly everyone in Washington has seen the much-vaunted Clinton PR machine in action. It’s very predictable. Here’s how it works:

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclinton; clinton; clintoninc; clintons; danielhalper; hillary

1 posted on 07/23/2014 8:30:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Just make sure you stay out of Fort Marcy Park.


2 posted on 07/23/2014 8:34:50 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only thing that didn’t ring true in this article was when the author described Hillary as “intensely likeable.”


3 posted on 07/23/2014 8:38:06 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: SeekAndFind
Halper is just promoting his book. It's old news.

/s

It actually comes across that way. It must be Bill's mind control.

4 posted on 07/23/2014 8:39:56 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Steve_Seattle

RE: The Clintons hit the roof over the single relatively banal comment, as I report in my book, and lobbied the head of parent company GE to get Shuster off the air.

Now we know that it isn’t a good thing to use the word “Pimp” and “Clinton” in the same sentence...


5 posted on 07/23/2014 8:45:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like they say....”flak seems to get heaviest right over the target”.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 8:48:37 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m looking forward to a close up pix of “the Energizer.”


7 posted on 07/23/2014 8:48:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Consider yourself lucky if you live through this, Mr. Halper.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 8:50:56 AM PDT by shove_it (My real nickname is Otter)
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To: SeekAndFind
MSNBC’s David Shuster learned this the hard way when he was suspended from the network for saying, “But doesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?” in a live TV hit on how the former first daughter was being used by her mother’s 2008 campaign. The Clintons hit the roof over the single relatively banal comment, as I report in my book, and lobbied the head of parent company GE to get Shuster off the air.

I despise the Clintons as much as the next guy but if I don't think that's a banal comment at all. If the networks left their slime buckets at home they might actually have to report on a Republican proposal or two sometimes.

9 posted on 07/23/2014 8:51:39 AM PDT by edwinland
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To: shove_it

RE: Consider yourself lucky if you live through this, Mr. Halper.

Well.... Ed Klein is still alive.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 8:52:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind
To some nits they are the "Adorable Ones" to the more sane they remain "The Deplorable Ones" and now this family portrait.....
11 posted on 07/23/2014 8:54:19 AM PDT by yoe (.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well.... Ed Klein is still alive.

... so far, it's early yet.

12 posted on 07/23/2014 8:56:38 AM PDT by shove_it (My real nickname is Otter)
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To: SeekAndFind

I predict that the new 1000 lb. gorilla will be Martin O’Malley. He will become the next Democrat nominee, IMO. Bob


13 posted on 07/23/2014 8:56:41 AM PDT by alstewartfan (Army trucks have hauled away the newly slain, Angry crowds retreat, but they'll be back again. Al S)
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To: shove_it

Right. We’re still in the first quarter.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT by alstewartfan (Army trucks have hauled away the newly slain, Angry crowds retreat, but they'll be back again. Al S)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is pure Stalinism. The Clintons learned their lessons well.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 8:59:31 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: alstewartfan

RE: I predict that the new 1000 lb. gorilla will be Martin O’Malley.

This New Yorker predicts Andrew Cuomo for 2016...


16 posted on 07/23/2014 9:00:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

unbelievably my family has also had our lives personally impacted by the Clinton machine...when she was a senator.

thankfully we are now out of the situation that allowed Hllary to influence our family. Crazy stuff, but they take care of their own.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 9:03:38 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: SeekAndFind

>>While I was still reporting on my book, James Carville’s office called, seemingly out of the blue, to grill me on whom I’d already spoken to. I obviously refused to indulge the questioner.<<

That when he should have rep-lied with names such as Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, .................


18 posted on 07/23/2014 9:07:40 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: All

I talked to a retired Arkansas State Trooper and asked him about the Clinton murders. His exact words were “Everything you’ve ever heard about Bill Clinton is true.”


19 posted on 07/23/2014 9:12:26 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Given his open war on guns, The only state west of NY and south of N.J. that Cuomo would carry is California.


20 posted on 07/23/2014 9:12:55 AM PDT by VRWCarea51 (The original 1998 version)
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To: SeekAndFind

This New Yorker predicts Andrew Cuomo for 2016...


I agree. I’ve said that for about a year.

Andrew Cuomo is one vile creature.

Hitlery is collecting as much money as she can and will drop out and keep as much of the cash as he can get away with. IMO


21 posted on 07/23/2014 9:14:12 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: alstewartfan
I predict that the new 1000 lb. gorilla will be Martin O’Malley. He will become the next Democrat nominee, IMO.

O'Malley is white, male, and ostensibly straight. He will not be the nominee.

22 posted on 07/23/2014 9:21:52 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Bubba Krinton could go on national TV and confess to everything bringing mountains of proof, the msm and Marxist party would declare him a saint.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 9:23:01 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: IronJack

Tick off a Lib, tell them the Clintons are everything Richard Nixon wished he could have been.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 10:06:23 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: SpinnerWebb

The body of vince was driven up a weed overgrown drive and then carried through the woods a hundred yards or less then arranged on the back slope of a gun emplacement at the extreme edge of the park.

Vince was killed elsewhere, probably the White House


25 posted on 07/23/2014 10:11:47 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: SeekAndFind

If people really want to know why the Dems are in the majority and the GOP sucks needs to read David Horowitz’s Art of Political War and then use it to analyze the behaviors of bothe the Clinton and Obama political machines.

These people approach politics as bloodsport. The GOP doesn’t have, has never had, anyone or thing close to it. Even Lee Atwater was more of a happy partisan warrior; these folks aim not only to win but also win as ugly and as brutally as possible to deter potential future challengers.


26 posted on 07/23/2014 10:12:27 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: SeekAndFind
DailyMail has been serializing the book. Article 1:

The Lewinsky affair may have been 'the best thing to ever happen to' Hillary's career, claims new book

27 posted on 07/23/2014 10:14:50 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: SeekAndFind

For 22 years, the Clintons have been a pox on the body politic of this country.


28 posted on 07/23/2014 10:18:20 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: SeekAndFind
DailyMail articles 2 & 3:

Bill Clinton 'could sabotage' Hillary's run for President as he is 'deeply conflicted' about being 'trapped and leashed' as America's First Gentleman, bombshell book claims

Bill Clinton 'could sabotage' Hillary's run for President as he is 'deeply conflicted' about being 'trapped and leashed' as America's First Gentleman, bombshell book claims

29 posted on 07/23/2014 10:18:53 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Albion Wilde

Yep, that’s Daniel Halper’s book alright.


30 posted on 07/23/2014 10:20:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: edwinland

I concur therefore David Letterman should be immediately fired for even worse statements regarding Palin’s daughter. Of course we all know THAT won’t happen....after all it isn’t a sainted one being attacked then.


31 posted on 07/23/2014 10:33:43 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: IronJack

Stalinism...my first thought, too.


32 posted on 07/23/2014 10:43:32 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: SeekAndFind
Another Here's what happened next.

Roger Morris's "Partners in Power" IIRC intended to disprove all the charges that the Democrat Clintons are corrupt. Morris had written biographies of Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger and Alexander Haig and again IIRC was wildly popular for the less than favorable information about those three Republicans.

Funny thing happened on the way to the end of writing "Partners in Power" -- Mr. Morris found out that not only were the Clintons corrupt they were even worse than that. No invites from the media for Mr. Morris. There was only invective.

I bought the book for a $1.00 at a book store trying to dispose of books "nice" people just would not buy.

33 posted on 07/23/2014 10:56:33 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=980&bih=613&q=chelsea+clinton+red+dress+party&oq=chelsea+clinton+red+dress+party&gs_l=img.12...1152.12347.0.13914.31.21.0.7.7.0.450.3867.2-10j2j2.14.0....0...1c.1.49.img..16.15.2187.bF064MOagwc#facrc=_&imgrc=NG5TN-LZaN7sXM%253A%3BKLEYSB-w0Qz_RM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252F3.bp.blogspot.com%252F_gm64b5bD8Og%252FSBjTDKlIP4I%252FAAAAAAAABw4%252FwFc4wuEaWL4%252Fs400%252FChelsea%252Bred.bmp%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.sunlituplands.org%252F2008_04_01_archive.html%3B400%3B266nyone who thinks Hillary did not pimp out Chelsea needs to Google Chelsea Red Dress Party.

Should also google the images. Here is a link to one of them from April 2008.


34 posted on 07/23/2014 12:32:41 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeekAndFind

Cuomo has been too shrill, IMO. The nominee must pretend that he is NOT a nut like Al Sharpton, even though all potential Democrats really are.


35 posted on 07/23/2014 12:39:27 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Army trucks have hauled away the newly slain, Angry crowds retreat, but they'll be back again. Al S)
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To: bert

This is a gooooood article...

“Prologue

While it might have initially appeared that the deputy counsel to the president of the United States was taking a nap in a park—lying neatly face-up on a steep embankment with his feet pointing down—Vincent W. Foster Jr. was not napping. He was dead. Dressed in expensive trousers and a white dress shirt, less than eight miles from the White House, he was lying dead. A single gun-shot wound to the head. Dead. Some of the blood on Foster’s face was still wet, but starting to dry. A trail of blood flowed upwards from his nose to above his ear. The man who found his body said there was no gun, but after he left to notify police, a gun appeared in Foster’s hand. It was July 20, 1993. President William Jefferson Clinton’s Arkansas childhood friend, and First Lady Hillary Clinton’s Rose Law Firm partner, and White House confidante was dead.”

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/51475

So, why hasn’t the Stalinista outed Obama? Who is behind them both?


36 posted on 07/23/2014 12:42:43 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Steve_Seattle

The only thing that didn’t ring true in this article was when the author described Hillary as “intensely likeable.”
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Sure she is, if you are the sort who likes being flogged with a bullwhip. She is almost as likable as a six foot cottonmouth moccasin.


37 posted on 07/23/2014 7:43:22 PM PDT by RipSawyer (OPM is the religion of the sheeple.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s up with Politico? I thought they were all dems, all the times. Lately they’ve been coming down pretty hard on some dems.


38 posted on 07/24/2014 3:59:13 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Albion Wilde

Back in 2007 I posted on FR that Bill wanted to be the only Clinton President and would sabotage Hillary’s chances in his own subtle way.

I stand by that statement through 2016.


39 posted on 07/27/2014 6:33:42 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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