Skip to comments.Left Loves A Liar
Posted on 04/25/2002 11:36:42 AM PDT by murdoog
David Brocks 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 lefts effort to block Clarence Thomass 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 governors eye. Brocks 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 Hillarys 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 Brocks new book. One of these guys remarked, Well, Neal certainly did Gods 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 dont support the repudiation. The Senate rejected Anita Hills 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 Joness lawsuit for $850,000.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman buys Brocks 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.
Starrs successor, Robert Ray, did not say he could find no evidence of wrongdoing by the Clintons. He said the evidence was insufficient to convict. Starrs 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 Clintons knowledge, to Congress, seeking his impeachment by the House and conviction by the Senate.
So why didn't he?
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?"
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.