Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,930
62%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 62%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: sidneyblumenthal

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Clinton Adviser Attacks Critic of Son’s Anti-Israel Book in Email Campaign; Max Blumenthal’s

    10/29/2013 3:46:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    free beacon ^ | 10/29/13 | Alana Goodman
    Sidney Blumenthal, a close adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton, has reportedly undertaken an email campaign to defend a controversial book written by his son that compares Israel to Nazi Germany. The book, written by Max Blumenthal, accuses Israel of being a fascist country and has chapter titles explicitly comparing the Jewish State to Nazi Germany, such as “The Concentration Camp” and “The Night of Broken Glass.” According to the Nation columnist Eric Alterman, who harshly reviewed the book, long-time Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal has sent “nasty emails” to “our mutual friends and professional acquaintances” attacking him for “telling the...
  • David Brock: Media Matters Madman

    02/23/2012 3:47:47 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 1+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 23, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - David Brock: Media Matters MadmanPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 23, 2012 @ 12:47 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments David Brock is a member of an exclusive club of fake conservatives like Arianna Huffington who, when the winds turned blustery and the money looked better on the other side, crossed the Iron Curtain going the other way and headed to Moscow.There is something to be said for the right, which has attracted its defectors from the best of the left. And there is something to be said for the left, which has...
  • Hillary vs. the White House … Blue on Blue

    07/16/2009 2:58:37 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 3 replies · 359+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | July 16, 2009 | Corky Boyd
    Today’s NY Times carries a story on Hillary’s efforts to regain her stature as Secretary of State after she failed to accompany Obama on his trip to Russia, and talk she was being elbowed aside by the White House. The Times puff piece follows an earlier story in the same vein from AFP via Breitbart. Island Turtle covered the changing relationship between the two in an article last week entitled: Is Secretary of State Clinton on the way out? The Times story describes her speech yesterday to the Council on Foreign Relations as a muscular approach, especially on Iran, and...
  • Exposing Hillary's Illegalities In Los Angeles Court To Begin Feb. 21! (status conference)

    01/31/2008 1:35:03 PM PST · by OPS4 · 85 replies · 17,848+ views
    Peter Paul Project ! ^ | january 2008 | Intermeddler
    The Hillary Clinton Accountability Project will shortly launch its fundraising drive to raise $500,000 to support the most important citizen’s legal initiative of 2008. The landmark civil fraud suit of Paul v Clinton et al which the California Supreme Court ordered to proceed against the Clintons, Grammys Producer Gary Smith and Clinton agent Jim Levin, will be set for trial and a discovery schedule at a special conference to be held in Los Angeles Superior Court on February 21, 2008. The first law suit in American history to bring a President and a Senator to court for defrauding the Senator’s...
  • The Clinton Cow in the China Shop - Part 1

    01/07/2008 12:56:25 PM PST · by SonnyCorleone · 7 replies · 260+ views
    http://www.dagnyd.net ^ | 12/7/2007 | Dagny D'Anconia
    Hillary Clinton has been playing a dangerous game with China. After over a decade of illegal contributions to the Democratic party and special favors by the Clintons, Hillary has turned on her old Chinese friends and sold them out in a desperate bid to win in 2008. The American dollar and economy have suffered collateral damage in this Clinton double cross with China. "Chinagate" was the name for numerous illegal campaign contributions from the PRC to the Democrats that helped them to win the 1996 elections. As you may remember back in 1996, the Clinton administration's apparently traded missile secrets...
  • Shaken Clinton Camp prepares for Trench Warfare (After N.H.)

    01/06/2008 9:58:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 96 replies · 561+ views
    The Hillary Project ^ | 1-07-08 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Hillary Clinton's campaign, anticipating probable defeat here in New Hampshire on January 8, is gearing up for an extended trench-warfare battle against Barack Obama. The former First Lady is planning to fight Obama in South Carolina on January 26, and in the gargantuan nationwide primary on Tuesday, February 5 -- with contests in 19 states, including New York, California, New Jersey, Georgia, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Colorado. If she remains competitive, Clinton's plan is to continue to compete in Louisiana on February 9, in Virginia and Maryland on February 12, in Wisconsin on February 19, in Ohio on March 4 --...
  • The Tyranny of Super-Delegates (will Super Delegates save Hillary?)

    01/05/2008 11:24:42 AM PST · by doug from upland · 108 replies · 1,265+ views
    nation ^ | jan 2007 | the always entertaining moonbat Katrina vanden Heuvel
    The Tyranny of Super-Delegates Barack Obama's stirring victory in Iowa was also a good night for our democracy. The turnout broke records and young people – who were mobilized and organized – participated in unprecedented numbers. And now that Iowans have spoken – the first citizens in the nation to do so – here's the Democratic delegate count for the top three candidates (2,025 delegates are needed to secure the nomination): Clinton – 169 Obama – 66 Edwards – 47 "Huh?" you say. "vanden Heuvel, you made a MAJOR typo." In fact, those numbers are correct: the third-place finishing Sen....
  • Hillary is the candidate of retribution, not of hope

    01/05/2008 11:36:06 AM PST · by Aristotelian · 12 replies · 285+ views
    London Guardian ^ | January 5, 2008 | Martin Kettle in New Hampshire
    It is hard not to feel sorry for Hillary Clinton. She is, in so many ways, the perfect presidential candidate for the Democrats. She has the brains and the name, the money and the machine. (snip) And yet, when actual voters are given the chance to seal the deal, too many of them balk, as they did in Iowa this week. Coming third in Iowa, with more than two-thirds of the voters choosing other candidates, is a shocking blow to the Clinton campaign. Yet the pollsters have always known what her problem is. Her problem is that a lot of...
  • Clinton Camp Pre-Spinning Possible BAD NEWS IN IOWA: Third-Place Finish Would Not Be Disappointing

    01/02/2008 1:06:50 PM PST · by rface · 53 replies · 395+ views
    ABC News ^ | 01.02.08 | RICK KLEIN
    As the presidential candidates engage in furious pre-caucus spin, one of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's most prominent Iowa supporters said Wednesday that she's already accomplished what she needs to in Iowa, and can declare success even if she finishes in third place. Asked if the order of finish matters, Former governor Tom Vilsack, D-Iowa, deflected the question. "She absolutely had to be competitive and she's accomplished that," he said. "Obviously everybody's interested in winning, and I think we're going to do well. It's tight. There's no question about that." In May, Vilsack was quoted in the Washington Post, saying, "There's...
  • The Bubba Factor, And Other Maladroit Clintonisms

    12/31/2007 6:51:20 AM PST · by jdm · 11 replies · 414+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 31, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    The Politico notes that Bill Clinton has fallen back on Bubbalistic campaigning in Iowa. The homespun wisdom of the former Rhodes scholar comes along with his wife's various regional accents, but as Ben Smith notes, usually much farther away from the press: Before he was a silver-haired elder statesman, ex-president, and globe-trotting do-gooder, Bill Clinton was Bubba. And out in rural Western Iowa, Bubba is back. ... While his speech differed little from the one he gives in upscale audiences, his presence there indicates both the potential his wife’s campaign sees in the West and the fact that the former...
  • felons removed from Clinton's TN steering committee

    12/25/2007 2:32:24 PM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies · 1,010+ views
    WBIR ^ | 12-25-07
    <p>Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has revised its list of Tennessee supporters on its statewide steering committee to remove the names of two convicted felons.</p> <p>The original list of more than 100 committee members had included former state House Majority Leader Tommy Burnett and West Tennessee Democratic Party activist Gladys Crain.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton Net Worth $34.9 MILLION

    12/15/2007 6:13:01 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 81 replies · 2,863+ views
    San Francisco Sentinel ^ | 15 December 2007
    WHAT SHE’S GOT Cash and Bonds: $30.1 million Life Insurance: $140,000 Retirement Funds: $33,000 Alternative Investments: $248,000 Houses: $5.9 million Mortgages: $1.5 million WORTH: $39.9 MILLION 2006 Income: $12.1 million WHERE SHE GOT IT When Bill Clinton first ran for President in 1992, Hillary provided most of the couple’s income working for the Rose law firm in Little Rock; he earned only $35,000 a year as governor of Arkansas. Although she takes in $165,200 a year as a senator, these days Bill is breadwinner-in-chief. His presidential pension is $201,000 a year, and he grabbed a $12 million advance for his...
  • Roadblocker: Hillary to hit all six morning shows Monday (sleep in tomorrow)

    12/16/2007 9:40:11 PM PST · by ClarenceThomasfan · 30 replies · 353+ views
    Time Magazines The Page blog ^ | 12/16/07 | Mark Halperin
    Clinton tries to extend Big Mo/turn-the-page storyline with Monday TV appearances on all six morning shows from Iowa.
  • Clinton Booed at Heartland Forum

    12/01/2007 5:50:06 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies · 443+ views
    ABCNews.com ^ | December 01, 2007 | ABCNews.com
    Clinton Booed at Heartland Forum December 01, 2007 6:04 PM ABC News' Eloise Harper reports: A day after dealing with a hostage crisis, Sen. Hillary Clinton faced a tough crowd in Iowa. Clinton did not receive the warmest of welcomes at the Heartland Form in Des Moines, IA, and although the hostage scare was mentioned, the announcer brushed it off quickly in order to get to questions. Clinton, who was forced to call in to speak to the crowd of thousands because of weather difficulties, took questions on topics from healthcare to illegal immigration. The senator was asked if she...
  • Evangelical megachurch gives Hillary warm welcome

    11/29/2007 6:34:28 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 104 replies · 318+ views
    World Net Daily.Com ^ | November 29, 2007. | Art Moore
    LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Within days of introducing a $50 billion plan to combat AIDS, Sen. Hillary Clinton received a standing ovation at one of the nation's most influential evangelical churches after addressing its "Global Summit on AIDS and the Church." If the Democratic presidential frontrunner's aim was to make inroads into the electorate's heavily Republican evangelical community, her appearance at Saddleback Church with pastor and "The Purpose Driven Life" author Rick Warren apparently didn't hurt.
  • New poll shows Clinton trails top 2008 Republicans

    11/26/2007 10:01:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 148 replies · 773+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/26/07 | John Whitesides
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton trails five top Republican presidential contenders in general election match-ups, a drop in support from this summer, according to a poll released on Monday. Clinton's top Democratic rivals, Barack Obama and John Edwards, still lead Republicans in hypothetical match-ups ahead of the November 4, 2008, presidential election, the survey by Zogby Interactive showed. Clinton, a New York senator who has been at the top of the Democratic pack in national polls in the 2008 race, trails Republican candidates Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, John McCain and Mike Huckabee by three to five...
  • Sen. Hillary Clinton tells Katie Couric: I will be the Democratic nominee

    11/26/2007 5:47:03 PM PST · by jdm · 62 replies · 680+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Nov. 26, 2007 | Staff
    Is Sen. Hillary Clinton feeling any doubts about winning the Democratic nomination for president? Not at all. "It will be me," Clinton tells Katie Couric in an interview to air Monday on the "CBS Evening News With Katie Couric." The broadcast airs at 6:30 p.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Couric also asked if Clinton is concerned that Oprah Winfrey could boost Sen. Barack Obama by campaigning for him in three key states. "No, at the end of the day," Clinton says. "I'm proud to have my husband support me ... with his knowledge, experience and incredible ability to vouch for me."
  • COURIC SCORES INTERVIEW WITH HILLARY FOR 'CBS EVENING NEWS'... DEVELOPING...

    11/26/2007 10:03:25 AM PST · by Crazieman · 92 replies · 433+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 11/26/07
    COURIC SCORES INTERVIEW WITH HILLARY FOR 'CBS EVENING NEWS'... DEVELOPING...
  • Get a Free Hillary Bumper Sticker

    11/25/2007 7:10:23 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 23 replies · 1,193+ views
    Hillaryclinton.com ^ | 20071125 | N/A
    Get a free bumper sticker "Show your family, friends and neighbors you support my campaign for change by displaying a "Hillary for President" bumper sticker." Or use them to pick up stray cat hair or lint off your clothes. Or send them to friends as a joke. Required, a valid address, and e-mail. It's easy, and it's free for you but not for Hillary.
  • House Rebukes Clinton on China Satellite Export (Duncan Hunter Archives)

    11/21/2007 10:46:33 AM PST · by pissant · 25 replies · 91+ views
    Wash Post ^ | John Harris
    In a series of nearly unanimous votes, the House yesterday said President Clinton failed to act in "the national interest" earlier this year when he gave permission for a Chinese satellite launch to a U.S. aerospace firm with close Democratic ties, and moved to block him from approving similar exports. With all but a handful of Democrats joining the House GOP majority, legislators rebuked Clinton's handling of a critical aspect of U.S.-China policy -- commerce in militarily sensitive technology -- just a month before he is to make a long-planned trip to Beijing. One of the measures, effectively banning all...
  • How to Beat Hillary (Next) November

    11/17/2007 8:31:45 PM PST · by Baladas · 106 replies · 971+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Nov 26, 2007 Issue | Karl Rove
    I've seen up close the two Clintons America knows. He's a big smile, hand locked on your arm and lots of charms. "Hey, come down and speak at my library. I'd like to talk some politics with you." And her? She tends to be, well, hard and brittle. I inherited her West Wing office. Shortly after the 2001 Inauguration, I made a little talk saying I appreciated having the office because it had the only full-length vanity mirror in the West Wing, which gave me a chance to improve my rumpled appearance. The senator from New York confronted me shortly...
  • Analysis(CNN): Clinton makes a recovery in Las Vegas debate

    11/16/2007 2:38:46 AM PST · by johnny7 · 59 replies · 258+ views
    CNN ^ | 11-16-2007 | By Mark Preston
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton stepped into the ring Thursday in this city known for prize fights, successfully beating back an onslaught of punches thrown from the left and right as her opponents sought to rattle the front-runner seven weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
  • Hillary Clinton- archives, comments, and opposition research

    12/07/2003 3:44:56 PM PST · by backhoe · 1,778 replies · 29,978+ views
    various FR links and stories and posters | 12-07-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    The purpose of this post is to begin providing links, tools, and tactics which we can all use to educate the public, fellow citizens, and neighbors about Hillary Clinton.It is a work in progress- I have provided a starting point, but want others to chime in with more links, stories, and information.It is the product of conversations with a number of other members, from which several salient tactical points emerged:1- keep it as contemporary as possible- the old Whitewater and similar items are stale and dead to the public.2- keep it civil, please- within the board guidelines, or better. We...
  • Clinton Now Under Pressure To Bounce Back Against Foes

    11/14/2007 9:41:48 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 44 replies · 254+ views
    NY Sun ^ | November 14, 2007 | RUSSELL BERMAN
    WASHINGTON — The pressure will be on Senator Clinton at the Democratic presidential debate tomorrow as she tries to bounce back from a weak performance last month that has cut into her lead in the polls. Her top rivals, Senator Obama and John Edwards, head into the Las Vegas forum confident that their increased criticism in recent weeks finally has begun to inflict damage on Mrs. Clinton's campaign, which had seemed unstoppable earlier in the fall. Messrs. Obama and Edwards have painted her as a creature of a corrupt corporate culture in Washington who is more concerned about her political...
  • HILL SHILL SPILLS ALL; CO-ED: SHE KNEW TO CALL ON ME (Clinton's staff pressured her to shut up)

    11/14/2007 3:38:10 AM PST · by Liz · 113 replies · 470+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 14, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondent
    An Iowa college student pulled back the curtain on Hillary Clinton's stage-managed campaign stops..... Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff said a Clinton staffer produced a binder with about eight questions. "The top one was planned specifically for a college student," she said. "It noted 'college student' in brackets and then the question." Clinton's staffer approached her..... Gallo-Chasanoff said she proposed a question about comparing Clinton's energy plan.... "I don't think that's a good idea," the staffer told her, "because I don't know how familiar she is with their plans." Gallo-Chasanoff says the Clinton camp tried to get her to keep quiet.......a staffer called...
  • Caption Hillary courting the UAW in Dubuque

    11/14/2007 4:28:12 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 27 replies · 418+ views
    "Democratic Presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., gestures during an interview with The Associated Press, following a campaign stop at a United Auto Workers regional conference at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, Monday, Nov. 12, 2007."
  • Sidney Blumenthal: How Bush Rules: The Torturer-in-Chief

    09/18/2006 10:05:15 AM PDT · by Phlap · 16 replies · 371+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 09/18/2006 | Sidney Blumenthal
    President Bush tried to armor the Republican Party before the mid-term elections by projecting himself as the commander-in-chief. Now he has torn the epaulets from his uniform to reveal himself as something no other president has ever been: torturer-in-chief. ... Bush imagined that he would use the period surrounding the 9/11 commemorations to revive his popularity and lift the Republican Party before the mid-term elections on the national security theme. His atmospherics, however, have been blown away by his grim realities. Going into the election, he has split the Republican Party and forced the country to face a debate on...
  • Say Hello to the Grand Jury, Sid

    08/03/2006 12:03:10 PM PDT · by the Real fifi · 23 replies · 1,308+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2006 | Clarice Feldman
    A.J. Strata informs us that Sidney Blumenthal has leaked the fact that NSA is assisting Israel in tracking weapons shipments from Iran and Syria to Hezbollah, gaining him anti-Israel supporters and (one hopes) a chance to talk to the grand jury investigating NSA leaks: Why would Sydney Blumenthal risk everything to publicize the fact he has been leaked – and is publicizing – classified information? The leftwing, anti-Israel sites are lapping this up. But my guess is Sidney just won himself an invite to a Grand Jury looking into leaks at the NSA:
  • BILL CLINTON - 42nd PRESIDENT, 1993-2001

    06/23/2006 4:23:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 151 replies · 4,892+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 23, 2006 | JASMIN K. WILLIAMS
    WILLIAM Jefferson Blythe III was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Ark. After his mother remarried, he took the family surname, Clinton. Clinton was a good student. He enjoyed playing the saxophone and even considered a professional musical career. While in high school, a fortuitous meeting with President John Kennedy led him to choose a life of public service.
  • WSJ: 'Selling' America - Karen Hughes's Mideast trip gets unfair reviews.

    10/11/2005 5:33:42 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 344+ views
    opinionjournal.com ^ | October 11, 2005 | Editorial
    Ms. Hughes clearly grasps that America's greatest "selling point" is our freedom, a theme she returned to repeatedly on her trip. Speaking to an audience of Saudi women in Jeddah, Ms. Hughes offered the example of driving--something women in the Kingdom are legally banned from doing--to make the essential point. "I believe women should be full and equal participants in society," she said. "And I feel as an American woman that my ability to drive is an important part of my freedom. It has allowed me to work during my career, it has allowed me to go to the grocery...
  • Bush's war comes home (US president is already plotting his revenge) [Sidney Blumenthal Alert]

    05/26/2005 12:44:13 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 60 replies · 2,145+ views
    The Guardian ^ | May 26, 2005 | Sidney Blumenthal
    President Bush's drive for absolute power has momentarily stalled. In a single coup, he planned to take over all the institutions of government. By crushing the traditions of the Senate he would pack the courts, especially the supreme court, with lockstep ideologues. Sheer force would prevail. But just as his blitzkrieg reached the outskirts of his objective, he was struck by a mutiny. Within the span of 24 hours he lost control not only of the Senate but temporarily of the House of Representatives, which was supposed to be regimented by unquestioned loyalty. Now he prepares to launch a counterattack...
  • WSJ Book Review: In the Corridors of Power (Reporting From Washington, by Donald A. Ritchie)

    04/12/2005 5:49:39 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 437+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 12, 2005 | JONATHAN KARL
    My favorite nugget in Donald A. Ritchie's history of the Washington press corps concerns... Walter Duranty, the New York Times Moscow correspondent. According to Mr. Ritchie, whenever Duranty was in Washington, he would set up shop at TASS, the official news service of the Soviet Union. Mr. Ritchie writes: "Sympathetic to the Soviet regime, Duranty felt more comfortable writing at the TASS office than at the Times's bureau, under the frosty gaze of bureau chief Arthur Krock." ...Duranty had won a Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for a series of articles remarkable for their uncritical praise of Joseph Stalin as the...
  • A Boxer’s Dozen(They’re not the only ones competing in most contested race since the Kentucky Derby)

    01/31/2005 12:11:02 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 482+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 1/31/2005 | Enemy Central
    Another election, another smashing setback for the Democratic insurgency. How long will it take for the party of George McGovern, Sidney Blumenthal and Edward Kennedy to recover from bloody Sunday? Ol' George and young Sid have long been fla-fla, but for Ted the huge turnout yesterday was particularly devastating. Last week he thought he'd be hailed as the new Chamberlain, the next Benedict Arnold, the white Jesse Jackson, the Irish Jacques Chirac, the trans-gendered Jane Fonda. Alas, he remains the Crown Prince of Chappaquiddick, a perennial bottom feeder and all-purpose lout. "Johnny, we hardly knew ye," a hanger-on once said...
  • Now it's Bush's turn to squirm

    09/09/2004 6:36:18 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 71 replies · 2,399+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday September 9, 2004 | Sidney Blumenthal
    Republicans marched out of their convention intoxicated with the sensation of victory. President Bush, the "war president", was the most honest, moral, decisive, and strongest leader in the world. (The unvarying encomiums eerily echoed those of the brainwashed soldiers about the sleeper agent in The Manchurian Candidate: "Raymond Shaw is the kindest, warmest, bravest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.") After Bush's defiant speech - "Nothing will hold us back!" - his lead was reported by Time magazine to have climbed to 11 points, which was inhaled like pure oxygen by the Republican cadres. (Both John...
  • A View into the Mind of the Bush Haters

    09/04/2004 5:00:38 PM PDT · by AlwaysLurking · 24 replies · 2,141+ views
    David Limbaugh.com ^ | September 4, 2004 | David Limbaugh
    C-Span2 televised a series of panel conferences from authors on the right and the left who have recently written books on President Bush. The conservative conferences were interesting, but devoid, I thought, of anything approaching hysteria about the left's unyielding assaults on the president. They were just discussions from sober panelists, addressing various aspects of media bias and the like. But the liberal panel -- and I only watched parts of it -- featured New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman, New York liberal Mark Green, Sidney Blumenthal, and various others. I just want to call your attention to two comments,...
  • Bush's other war (Sid Blumenthal- new columnist for The Guardian)

    10/31/2003 7:30:33 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 8 replies · 239+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 11/01/03 | Sidney Blumenthal
    US intelligence is being scapegoated for getting it right on IraqIn Baghdad, the Bush administration acts as though it is astonished by the postwar carnage. Its feigned shock is a consequence of Washington's intelligence wars. In fact, not only was it warned of the coming struggle and its nature - ignoring a $5m state department report on The Future of Iraq - but Bush himself signed another document in which that predictive information is contained. According to the congressional resolution authorising the use of military force in Iraq, the administration is required to submit to the Congress reports of postwar...
  • The right wing's summer of hate (Sidney Blumenthal)

    08/15/2003 4:46:02 PM PDT · by DPB101 · 75 replies · 670+ views
    Salon ^ | 8/15/03 | Sidney Blumenthal
    Sure, Michael Savage lost his MSNBC show for going too far, but Limbaugh, O'Reilly and Coulter show bullying and humiliation are still a big business. The firing of a cable TV talk show host in July 2003 may have seemed at first glance to be a minor event. Shock jocks crossing the line of good taste, after all, are a cliché, and stories of their rise and fall are as regular as the weekly Arbitron ratings. But the unceremonious dispatch of one Michael Savage (born Michael Weiner) indicated more about the turn of contemporary politics, media and language in the...
  • Sidney Blumenthal exposes VRWC (Coulter rips him!)

    07/30/2003 6:41:54 AM PDT · by ICX · 25 replies · 281+ views
    The Observer ^ | 7/30/03 | Gabriel Sherman
    With Mr. Blumenthal at the helm, readers of the American Guardian could expect stories such as the one that he let drop during his conversation with The Transom. According to Mr. Blumenthal, evidence of the "vast right-wing conspiracy" once proclaimed by Hillary Clinton can be found on The New York Times Book Review's best-seller list. "What I think the key question is for Ann Coulter and all these other right-wing writers is, why is there a dagger in the New York Times best-seller list next to their books?" Mr. Blumenthal said in reference to the small symbol that appears next...
  • hillary clinton is no Howard Stern

    06/12/2003 9:48:26 AM PDT · by Mia T · 23 replies · 1,628+ views
    6.12.03 | Mia T
    Mia T, 6.12.03 As it turns out, a somewhat disappointing Barnes & Noble book-signing turnout. If not hillary! herself, certainly all that "Living History" hype …which went so far as to even include a Sidney Blumenthal prolix, paranoiac, procuratorial poison pen prolegomenon… and hillary clinton's own sniffing, multivenue, cozy-clintonoid-interviews-of-the-Colmes-kind-scheme confirmation of the Blumenthal account that (inadertently) exposes her ineptitude, corruption and paranoia even as it argues that she is the unwitting victim of a philandering husband and a rancorous right wing… THE CLINTON RAPES, LIVING HISTORY, USEFUL IDIOTS AND ENTROPYWhat did hillary clinton know and when did she know...
  • Poison Pen Proves Autotoxic: CLINTON-WAS-AN-UTTER-FAILURE Containment Team Scheme Fails Yet Again

    05/27/2003 1:18:21 AM PDT · by Mia T · 15 replies · 1,152+ views
    NY Post | 5.27.03 | Mia T
    Poison Pen Proves Autotoxic:CLINTON-WAS-AN-UTTER-FAILURE Containment Team Scheme Fails Yet Again by Mia T, 5.27.03 Click here to view today's PageSix column on one page May 25, 2003 -- CONSERVATIVE Washington insiders are lining up to give Sidney Blumenthal a kick in the pants over his latest tome, "The Clinton Wars." Blumenthal is a former White House communications strategist for Bill Clinton. His book - in which he exhaustively attempts to bolster the Clintons' "vast right-wing conspiracy" theory - charges that gay writer David Brock, once a right-wing hero, was "excommunicated" from conservative power circles after complaining about anti-homosexual statements...
  • The Clinton Wars: Stockholm Syndrome Revs Spinning Sid

    05/21/2003 8:03:22 AM PDT · by Mia T · 14 replies · 1,392+ views
    slate.com ^ | 5.21.03 | Mia T
    The Clinton Wars: Stockholm Syndrome Revs Spinning Sid by Mia T, 5.21.03 Sidney Blumenthal's corpulent opus, The Clinton Wars, inadvertently captures the REAL clinton legacy notwithstanding clinton directive to the contrary. The REAL "Living History" -- clintoplasmodial slime As the first installment of the clinton revisionism trilogy -- (Living History, the missus's upcoming title, a not very artful intersection of delusion, deception, subliminal suggestion and pre-emptive payoff, is next to hit the shelves) -- The Clinton Wars inadvertently, stupidly actually, provides an unobstructed view into the twisted, corrupt world of clinton delusion and dysfunction by its own realtime demonstration thereof....
  • 'Clinton Wars' Seems to Be Proving an Apt Title (Chris Matthews Attacks RAT Sidney Blumenthal)

    05/18/2003 11:17:45 PM PDT · by Timesink · 38 replies · 243+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 19, 2003 | Jim Rutenberg
    May 19, 2003 'Clinton Wars' Seems to Be Proving an Apt TitleBy JIM RUTENBERG hey are only two sentences buried in more than 800 pages of text. But those sentences in "The Clinton Wars," the new book by the former Clinton administration aide Sidney Blumenthal, have made Chris Matthews, the host of "Hardball" on MSNBC, more animated than normal, according to executives at NBC News. Associated Press/CNBCChris Matthews is said to be irked by comments about him in a new book. In his book, Mr. Blumenthal writes that Mr. Matthews wanted a job in the administration and "lobbied the White...
  • Hitchens on Blumenthal, Clinton Wars

    05/15/2003 1:48:39 PM PDT · by JmyBryan · 52 replies · 1,768+ views
    The Christopher Hitchens Web ^ | 5/13/02 | Christopher Hitchens
    Christopher Hitchens           I have written a long review of Sidney Blumenthal’s book, “The Clinton Wars”, which will appear in the July issue of the Atlantic Monthly. It is a political review, and if you care enough you will just have to wait for it. I am not willing, and nor was I commissioned, to burden the readers of the Atlantic with a detailed rebuttal of everything in the book that concerns me personally. Even a brief accusation or suggestion against oneself, when made in print, often necessitates a long reply. And Blumenthal’s book is a protracted mood-swing between...
  • Insider's History of Clinton's Presidency (NY Times Reviews Sidney Blumenthal Book)

    05/12/2003 3:55:48 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies · 206+ views
    New York Times Book Review ^ | May 12, 2003 | DAVID CARR
    Sidney Blumenthal, journalist turned Clintonist, has written a deeply reported, deeply partisan book about his time as a senior White House aide. Scores are settled, both petty and portentous, and the book is being passed around Washington, samizdat-style, so the various players can check the index for their names. But Mr. Blumenthal's focus is on proving that Hillary Clinton — his friend, former first lady and now junior senator from New York — was engaged in truth telling, not hyperbole, when she suggested that a "vast, right-wing conspiracy" set out to destroy her husband, the president. "The Clinton Wars" (Farrar,...
  • WHITE HOUSE AIDE BLUMENTHAL MADE UP QUOTES FOR NY TIMES (More NY Times Fraud)

    05/11/2003 4:10:05 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies · 317+ views
    Deja.Com (Usenet Post ) ^ | February 1, 1999 | Matt Drudge
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX 02/01/99 17:21 UTC XXXXX MEDIA DECEIVED: WHITE HOUSE AIDE BLUMENTHAL MADE UP QUOTES FOR NY TIMES, SMEARED STARR OFFICE It has been seven months since NEW YORK TIMES columnist Anthony Lewis printed questions that White House aide Sidney Blumenthal said were posed to him before the Lewinsky grand jury. Questions, it would later be revealed, that were never asked! In his June 29, 1998 column -- slugged "Questions that Degrade" -- Lewis wrote: "Sidney Blumenthal, assistant to the President, made his third appearance before Kenneth Starr's grand jury in Washington last Thursday... Mr. Blumenthal decided to...
  • Report: Blumenthal Attacks Michael Kelly (RIP)

    04/15/2003 7:53:01 AM PDT · by tellw · 57 replies · 345+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/15/03 | Lloyd Grove
    Sidney Blumenthal, One for the Books [original title] • The long-awaited, 800-page White House memoirs of former Bill Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal will hit bookstores May 20 -- a thwack accompanied by a drumroll of publicity and serialization. But the buzz around town is that "The Clinton Wars" will contain an unflattering portrait of Blumenthal's nemesis Michael Kelly, whose life was celebrated last Friday in an emotional Washington memorial service. The 46-year-old Kelly, a Washington Post columnist and Atlantic Monthly editor-at-large, was killed in Iraq on April 3 -- too late for Blumenthal to revise or soften his book in...
  • Sid and Trent

    12/18/2002 6:42:49 AM PST · by DoctorMichael · 41 replies · 275+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/18/02 | Greg Pierce
    <p>Sen. Trent Lott's remarks at Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party turned from a minor news item into a headline-making scandal. How did that happen?</p> <p>Two words: Sidney Blumenthal.</p> <p>So says Mickey Kaus of www.kausfiles.com, who reports that Mr. Blumenthal sent out a "mass e-mail" alerting Internet writers like Jacob Weisberg of the online journal Slate (www.slate.com) about Mr. Lott's praise of the 1948 Thurmond presidential campaign.</p>