Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Clinton sets them up and Olbermann delivers the K.O.

Bill Clinton's interview on Fox News this Sunday really started a firestorm on the blogsphere. As has been pointed out this interview served to energize both sides of the aisle this week, but it has become clear that it put Democrats on the offensive and sent Republicans reeling on the defensive and scrambling to spin the interview.

The watchdogs over at Mediamatters caught Wallace in the lie of claiming that he asked the same questions of the Bush administration.

The Fox Propaganda machine became extremely transparent Monday when users of sites like Youtube and ifilm started seeing this message when looking for the Clinton interview:

"This video has been removed by youtube at the demand of Fox News."

Then the Huffington Post exposed the fact that Fox posted an EDITED version of the interview that left out key parts of Clinton's argument.

This was so transparent it started a deluge of letters from angry Americans like myself who accused Fox of censorship. Apparently some well placed letters had an effect, because by this evening, Fox posted a corrected clip and transcript of the interview and they stopped censoring the videos on youtube. Or it is possible that Youtube simply stopped obeying their "demands". I really don't know for sure yet.

And finally good old Keith Olbermann, the best news anchor on television today, delivered the K.O. (appropriate initials, eh?) with his special comments on Monday.

After five years of skirting even the most inarguable of facts — that he was President on 9/11 and he must bear some responsibility for his, and our, unreadiness, Mr. Bush has now moved, unmistakably and without conscience or shame, towards re-writing history, and attempting to make the responsibility, entirely Mr. Clinton’s.

Of course he is not honest enough to do that directly.

As with all the other nefariousness and slime of this, our worst presidency since James Buchanan, he is having it done for him, by proxy.

Thus, the sandbag effort by Fox News, Friday afternoon.

Consider the timing: The very same weekend the National Intelligence Estimate would be released and show the Iraq war to be the fraudulent failure it is — not a check on terror, but fertilizer for it!

The kind of proof of incompetence, for which the administration and its hyenas at Fox need to find a diversion, in a scapegoat.

It was the kind of cheap trick which would get a journalist fired — but a propagandist, promoted.

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