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Left Loves A Liar
Accuracy In Media ^ | April 22, 2002 | By Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 04/25/2002 11:36:42 AM PDT by murdoog

David Brock’s Blinded by the Right has made the New York Times bestseller list thanks to the liberals who used to hate him. He had called Anita Hill "little bit nutty and a little bit slutty" in an article about the left’s effort to block Clarence Thomas’s elevation to the Supreme Court. He broke "Troopergate," stories told by Arkansas state troopers who drove Governor Clinton to dates with girl friends and arranged meetings with women who caught the governor’s eye. Brock’s story about one such incident resulted in Paula Jones suing the president.

Brock got a million-dollar advance for a book on Hillary Clinton, but while writing it, he underwent a transformation. Instead of an exposé, the book was so soft on Hillary that it bombed. In two Esquire articles, Brock repudiated his Clinton muckraking and apologized to the president. His flip-flop appears to have been related to the close relationship that Brock, a closeted homosexual, established with Hillary’s openly gay press secretary, Neal Lattimore.

This was recently confirmed by a conversation overheard at a resort that attracts many gays. A source sent us this report about what he had personally heard. "Several gay guys at an adjacent table at a restaurant were discussing David Brock’s new book. One of these guys remarked, ‘Well, Neal certainly did God’s work on him.’ Another asked, ‘What do you mean?’ Whereupon the first guy said when Brock was working on his Hillary book, he became involved with her press secretary, Neal Lattimore, to the extent that his view of the First Lady did a 180 degree spin."

Brock has repudiated his stories about Anita Hill, Troopergate and Whitewater, but the facts don’t support the repudiation. The Senate rejected Anita Hill’s flimsy claims of sexual harassment. The Troopergate stories were confirmed by the Los Angeles Times. Whitewater was loaded with illegal loans and corrupt real estate deals that clearly benefitted both Bill and Hillary. Bill Clinton settled Paula Jones’s lawsuit for $850,000.

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman buys Brock’s claim that "the ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’ is... a straightforward reality." He says that a special interest group financed by a handful of wealthy fanatics turned Whitewater, a money-losing investment, into a byword for scandal, even though an eight-year...investigation never found any evidence of wrongdoing by the Clintons. Questions about Whitewater were first raised by the New York Times. Janet Reno had a special prosecutor, Robert Fiske, investigate it. He and his successor, Ken Starr, found enough crimes to send the Clintons’ partners and others to prison.

Starr’s successor, Robert Ray, did not say he could find no evidence of wrongdoing by the Clintons. He said the evidence was insufficient to convict. Starr’s court filings said that the half million dollars given by Clinton supporters to Webb Hubbell was hush money to buy his silence, and two appellate judges agreed. Starr should have referred this crime, carried out with Clinton’s knowledge, to Congress, seeking his impeachment by the House and conviction by the Senate.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: brock; clinton; lattimore; whitewater

1 posted on 04/25/2002 11:36:42 AM PDT by murdoog
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To: murdoog
Starr should have referred this crime, carried out with Clinton’s knowledge, to Congress, seeking his impeachment by the House and conviction by the Senate.

So why didn't he?

2 posted on 04/25/2002 11:40:24 AM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: murdoog
This article seems to connect a few dots in the strange case of David Brock. It's pathetic to think such a talented guy would completely sell out for a little power and dirty homosexual sex. His Anita Hill book was awesome - the Troopergate stories should have been the envy of all investigative reporters everywhere. Apparently, he thought living the rest of his life as a Sidney Blumenthal-like creature was a better deal.
3 posted on 04/25/2002 12:14:19 PM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: ghost of nixon
Power and Sex have a tight grip on a lot of people and they will compromise everything and sell out anyone to gain and maintain power and sex.

The first question to him in every interview should be "Mr. Brock, were you lying then, are you lying now, or both? And why should we believe your answer?"

4 posted on 04/25/2002 1:03:06 PM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: joesnuffy
Starr didn't do it because the complexity of the evidence, the difficulty of explaining the convoluted illegalities in Whitewater would have caused the public to (yawn) be dis-interested - and not supportive.

The clear evidence of perjury, and the linking of Paula Jones to a pattern of lying, supported by evidence that Clinton was getting BJs in the White House Oral (I mean Oval) Office would be clearly enough to get impeachment AND conviction. The public would be disgusted and upset over the impropriety of the most powerful man in the world getting "serviced" by a barely adult female. The public would clamor for impeachment, conviction and jail time.

But something funny happened on the way to the forum. The media (outraged over Nixon's lying to the public - but never under oath) - and the Democrat party spent 5 months convincing people that the charges were a lie, and were politically biased and were irrelevant because it was Clinton's private life.

In the end ... the evidence was around that the charges were true, but the majority of the public bought into the other spins ... and the Republicans ended up looking bad. We should have had protestors in the streets demanding "No Justice/No Peace" and threatening the same sort of civil disobedience that the liberals deliver, until Clinton was driven from office!!!

But hindsight is better than foresight.


5 posted on 04/25/2002 4:04:28 PM PDT by Vineyard
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Brock was on Crossfire tonight, saying that Ted Olson had lied under oath. Carville was on and Tucker Carlson could hardly get a word in!!
6 posted on 04/25/2002 8:58:09 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: murdoog
So it was "pillow talk" that turned Brock around was it? How disgusting, this is more information than I wanted to know.
The left has no class whatsoever.
7 posted on 04/25/2002 9:01:36 PM PDT by ladyinred
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