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Clark Alleges White House Pushed CNN to Fire Him
Fox News ^ | August 26, 2003 | none credited

Posted on 08/26/2003 8:24:39 AM PDT by Quilla

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:37:02 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON The White House pressured CNN to fire former military analyst Gen. Wesley Clark (search), the retired Army chief told a Phoenix radio station on Monday.

"The White House actually back in February apparently tried to get me knocked off CNN and they wanted to do this because they were afraid that I would raise issues with their conduct of the war," Clark told Newsradio 620 KTAR. "Apparently they called CNN. I don't have all the proof on this because they didn't call me. I've only heard rumors about it."


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; cnn; electionpresident; genclark; wesleyclark; whitehouse
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Get a load of this.
1 posted on 08/26/2003 8:24:40 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Quilla
Sounds like he's experienced a little too much battle fatigue! Time to take your medicine, General!
2 posted on 08/26/2003 8:25:37 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: Quilla
So he has no proof, has only heard rumors, and is making a public accusation. Yep, he's a Democrat candidate for President alright.
3 posted on 08/26/2003 8:25:57 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Welcome to the Iraq Roach Motel - Islamofascists check in, but they don't check out!)
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To: Quilla
Whatever. Any military man who ascends to the rank of General and then allies himself with a socialist America hater like Clinton, is irrelevant.
4 posted on 08/26/2003 8:29:06 AM PDT by cardinal4 (The Senate Armed Services Comm; the Chinese pipeline into US secrets)
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To: Quilla
(1) It seems Wesley Clark has decided to trade in his khaki for tinfoil.

(2) I'm sure Jimmy Carter had a better "Blind Bio" than Ronald Reagan. What a meaningless survey.

5 posted on 08/26/2003 8:29:49 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: thoughtomator
Yep! Doc, Sneezy, Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy, Bashful, Dopey, and Wesley.
6 posted on 08/26/2003 8:30:24 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Quilla
"Apparently they called CNN. I don't have all the proof on this because they didn't call me. I've only heard rumors about it."

Just like his White House source on the 9/11 attacks never materialized.

Clark is an utter POS who should be attacked at every opportunity and knocked clear out of the race. This isn't about Dems, it's about a man incredibily unfit to be President.

7 posted on 08/26/2003 8:30:37 AM PDT by dirtboy (Press Alt-Ctrl-Del to reset this tagline)
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To: Quilla
Has to be a self-serving lie. His greasy persona was the best thing for the administration--there HAD to be an opponent and Clark was the least effective one I can think of.
8 posted on 08/26/2003 8:31:40 AM PDT by jammer
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To: cardinal4
"Apparently they called CNN. I don't have all the proof on this because they didn't call me. I've only heard rumors about it."

Doesn't stop him from talking about it though, eh? What a moron. Paranoia is a bad thing in a candidate.

9 posted on 08/26/2003 8:31:41 AM PDT by Wphile (Keep the UN out of Iraq)
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To: dirtboy
clark is a comeplete loon!
10 posted on 08/26/2003 8:31:43 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
I don't have all the proof on this because they didn't call me. I've only heard rumors about it.

Try it again - you've only heard voices from your refrigerator. Did they say "ZUUL?"

Just damn.

If you want on the new list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

11 posted on 08/26/2003 8:32:04 AM PDT by mhking
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To: Quilla
Apparently they called CNN. I don't have all the proof on this because they didn't call me. I've only heard rumors about it.

I read it somewhere… I wrote it down, and then I read it.

12 posted on 08/26/2003 8:32:27 AM PDT by dead (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead!)
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To: cardinal4
I read the other day he may have been involved in Waco.

He's a Waco Wacko.
13 posted on 08/26/2003 8:32:43 AM PDT by paguch
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To: Quilla
Matched up against six of the nine Democratic candidates, Clark polled in first place.

Exclude Dean, Kerry, and Lieberman, the only ones with any name recognition(well, Sharpton's works against him) and I might come in number one against that field just by eenie-meenie-miney-moe!

14 posted on 08/26/2003 8:32:49 AM PDT by StriperSniper (The Federal Register is printed on pulp from The Tree Of Liberty)
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To: Quilla
That's like Tsar Nicholas II throwing a birthday party for Lenin.
15 posted on 08/26/2003 8:32:56 AM PDT by spectacularbid2003 (War works)
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To: Quilla
Bwa ha ha ha ha ha! Call the Wahhh-mbulance!
16 posted on 08/26/2003 8:33:07 AM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: cardinal4
It was my impression that Clark was hand-picked by Clinton. Both from Arkansas, both dems, etc.

I think the general also forgot someone has his prognostications on tape....

My hunch is that he's really campaigning for the VP spot.
17 posted on 08/26/2003 8:33:22 AM PDT by rightazrain
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To: Quilla
There's a good way to end this retired general's prospective presidential bid: ask him about the "Pristina Airport" fiasco.
18 posted on 08/26/2003 8:33:24 AM PDT by Tallguy (Just taking life with a grain of salt....oh, and a slice of lime and a shot of tequila...)
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To: Quilla
Wesley Clark, another graduate of the TLBSHOW Scott Ritter School of Treason and Flip Flopping.
19 posted on 08/26/2003 8:34:01 AM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: Quilla
Clark is a pathetic idiot - he should never have been hired - only the un-intelligent would hire him.
20 posted on 08/26/2003 8:34:34 AM PDT by Core_Conservative (Proud of my wife ODC_GIRL who Un-retired to support our War on Terror!)
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To: Quilla
If I recall Clark's analysis ,he hedged his bets and really wasn't enlightening as he didn't want to harm his presidential possibilities.His accusation that the White House tried to have him fired is rather silly.
21 posted on 08/26/2003 8:35:07 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Quilla
Insisting on the accuracy of his military analysis of the Iraq War, Clark said, "No one ever complained about my analysis being partisan except for [House Majority Leader] Tom DeLay

Another lie. Although Rummy didn't mention Clark by name when he criticized armchair generals issuing color commentary on the war, he clearly had Clark in mind with his comments.

22 posted on 08/26/2003 8:35:48 AM PDT by dirtboy (Press Alt-Ctrl-Del to reset this tagline)
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To: Quilla
Insisting on the accuracy of his military analysis of the Iraq War ... "I was anything but biased. I was 100 percent objective. I called it right and I stand by the results," he said.

Does anybody remember if his analysis was right or not? Somehow I doubt it was, but I don't remember anything he said.

23 posted on 08/26/2003 8:36:31 AM PDT by ConfusedAndLovingIt
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To: dirtboy
Next, he'll be seeing black helicopters
24 posted on 08/26/2003 8:36:51 AM PDT by Helotes
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To: Quilla
NO, NO, NO! 'Twas BLACK HELICOPTERS that did him in!

Here's the COMPLETE SCHEMATIC:


25 posted on 08/26/2003 8:38:09 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: Quilla
Yeah, CNN wouldn't run with THAT story if it had it! /sarcasm>
26 posted on 08/26/2003 8:38:12 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Quilla
I don't have all the proof on this because they didn't call me. I've only heard rumors about it."

And yet, if you read the exact quote, he states it as fact.

27 posted on 08/26/2003 8:38:15 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Why is the Left afraid of Arnold?)
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To: Petronski
"The White House actually back in February apparently tried to get me knocked off CNN and they wanted to do this because they were afraid that I would raise issues with their conduct of the war."


28 posted on 08/26/2003 8:38:59 AM PDT by dead (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead!)
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To: Helotes
Great Minds Think Alike.

(or at least that's what they WANT us to think.....)

29 posted on 08/26/2003 8:39:29 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: Helotes
How pathetic is this guy? "They are out to get me" is a real winning campaign slogan. Another loser enters the fray.
30 posted on 08/26/2003 8:40:49 AM PDT by babaloo
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To: ConfusedAndLovingIt
He was the most consistently pessimistic -- AND WRONG -- of any military commentator on any network. Mainly, I suppose, because his experiences under Clinton blinded to him to the possibility that an American president might give the American armed forces the opportunity, means and motive to get the job done.
31 posted on 08/26/2003 8:41:11 AM PDT by Norman Conquest
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To: mhking
Try it again - you've only heard voices from your refrigerator. Did they say "ZUUL?"

LOL...now that's funny!
32 posted on 08/26/2003 8:44:12 AM PDT by txlurker
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To: martin_fierro
That's hilarious.
33 posted on 08/26/2003 8:45:56 AM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: dirtboy
I try not to watch the Commie News Network, but can hazard a guess based on my lurkings here. My guess is that the Crazy Noose Natwork has no real connection with this White House, nor any desire to please the current resident.

With no connection other than to warp and mislead, the Network of Gehring for the Left chose to yield its indoctrination philosophy to an apparent Conservative Commander-in-Chief's wishes.

Hitlery came up with better paranoid conspiracies than that.
34 posted on 08/26/2003 8:47:09 AM PDT by Dryman
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To: dirtboy
Sounds as reasonable as there is a grass roots organization called "draftwesleyclark.com". Most grass roots organizations have DC addresses.;-)
35 posted on 08/26/2003 8:49:42 AM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: txlurker
Try it again - you've only heard voices from your refrigerator. Did they say "ZUUL?"

No, it's actually worse than that. It was really the toaster throwing its voice.

36 posted on 08/26/2003 8:50:17 AM PDT by Bob (http://www.TomMcClintock.com)
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To: Quilla
DraftWesleyClark.com group commissioned a Zogby poll in which those surveyed were asked to select a candidate based on his bio without knowing the candidate's name.

I don't know why anyone even bothers to do this. Adolph Hitler would probably "win" one of these polls handily over any U.S. president in the last 50 years.

37 posted on 08/26/2003 8:51:06 AM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: Quilla
Paula Zahn, early last spring when she was still on the morning show, asked Wesley if he was intending to run. He ducked the question with a sly smile and she then asked if he would at least state what party he might run under. He ducked again.

This has been in the works for quite a while IMO. Stinks like a Clinturd too.

Prairie
38 posted on 08/26/2003 8:51:31 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (The UN got a wake up call. And has chosen to go back to sleep.)
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To: ConfusedAndLovingIt
"Does anybody remember if his analysis was right or not? Somehow I doubt it was, but I don't remember anything he said."

Clark's accuracy compared favorably to Robert Fisk's and Comical Ali's, to give you a frame of reference...

39 posted on 08/26/2003 8:54:05 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE.)
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To: Quilla
Get a load of this.

It figures the RATs would love a guy who traded a Nighthawk for a dozen Serb tanks and APCs.

40 posted on 08/26/2003 9:14:07 AM PDT by steveegg (I have one thing to say to the big spenders; BLIZZARD OF RECALL TOUR!)
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To: thoughtomator
"So he has no proof, has only heard rumors, and is making a public accusation. Yep, he's a Democrat candidate for President alright."

That seems about right, but the "tin hat" comments on other posts also have a point. For Clark to believe that CNN would cooperate with the administration in a request to fire him seems a bit wacko.
41 posted on 08/26/2003 9:17:01 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle (uo)
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To: Steve_Seattle
...a bit wacko.

Understatement of the Year Award. LOL!

42 posted on 08/26/2003 9:22:12 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Quilla
My name means a lot to me. It tells others that based on what you know about me you can trust me. IF, using my name causes someone to distrust my word based on their knowledge or experience with me then I don't deserve their trust. General CLARK you are no General George Washington! Mr. CLARK your name is your bond and your value on your name is close to ZERO and your poll proves it. You, Mr. CLARK, are unelectable based on your name.
43 posted on 08/26/2003 9:22:26 AM PDT by encm(ss)
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To: Quilla
Here we go again. Another 'vast right wing conspiracy'.
44 posted on 08/26/2003 9:30:41 AM PDT by Texagirl4W
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To: ConfusedAndLovingIt
The week before we took Baghdad, he predicted that, because of the 'strung out supply lines, poor planning and unanticipated Fedayeen resistance' that the U.S. would take 3,000 casualties when we stormed that city.

Clark was wrong on every 'prediction'., not just the one I cite..and, of course, in claiming that he 'called it right', he's lying.

He's a natural for the Democratic Party.
45 posted on 08/26/2003 9:32:14 AM PDT by jwfiv
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To: Quilla
the very CNN that witheld involvement WITH Iraq prior
and during this war ? that CNN ? that CNN complied with Bush ?.....only if you believe " The Most Trusted Name In News".............my arse.
46 posted on 08/26/2003 9:33:33 AM PDT by cars for sale
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To: Quilla
Yep! Doc, Sneezy, Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy, Bashful, Dopey, and Wesley.

Y'all forgot 'Sleezy.'

47 posted on 08/26/2003 9:36:59 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Wphile
Ask Bob Notebook Graham.

BTW, doesn't it disturb anyone that a man who has his hands on secret intel walks around with his little notebooks? Has he ever "lost" one? Shouldn't those notes also be classified before he leaves meetings?
48 posted on 08/26/2003 9:38:50 AM PDT by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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To: Wphile
Ask Bob Notebook Graham.

BTW, doesn't it disturb anyone that a man who has his hands on secret intel walks around with his little notebooks? Has he ever "lost" one? Shouldn't those notes also be classified before he leaves meetings?
49 posted on 08/26/2003 9:38:50 AM PDT by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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To: Wphile
Ask Bob Notebook Graham.

BTW, doesn't it disturb anyone that a man who has his hands on secret intel walks around with his little notebooks? Has he ever "lost" one? Shouldn't those notes also be classified before he leaves meetings?
50 posted on 08/26/2003 9:38:58 AM PDT by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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