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Call Brian Ross of ABC News at 212-456-7612 and tell him politely what you think of him bringing up "the blue dress" now

I just did.

Brian Ross is the head of ABC News Investigative Division. And this is why they wanted Clinton's White House schedule?

This is investigative journalism? The headline:

Hillary Was in White House on 'Stained Blue Dress' Day.

Oh, yeah, and then the subhead qualifies it: "May have" been in the White House.

So it's a fucking non-story story. Unbelievable. Stay classy, ABC. Stay classy.

We'll be waiting for Obama to condemn ABC for refighting the battles of the 90s. Yeah, right.

NOTE Some people are of the opinion that misogyny has been pervasive in this campaign. How could they have gotten such a crazy idea?

UPDATE Thank The God(ess)(e)(s) Of Your Choice, If Any, that standards at the Wall Street Urinal didn't sink after Murdoch took it over. They're right on top of the Vince Foster story.

UPDATE Glenn has more on these bottom-feeding voyeurs. As he rightly says:

Is there anyone other than reporters who, when Hillary was being pressured to release her First Lady schedule, thought about the fact that this would finally enable us to know whether she was in the White House and slept with Bill on the days when he had sex with Monica Lewinsky?

I'll bet that panty sniffin' fool Dave Broder did!

UPDATE And speaking of the Boyz on the Blogs, because CD [kisses!] wants me to stop being inappropriate, I'm going to reprint BooMan's response without comment:

I don't really care where Hillary was while Monica Lewinsky was going down on her husband in the Oval Office. It takes a total lack of professionalism for ABC News to report on this. But, as I said way, way back before the primaries even began, I do not want eight more years of discussing the Clintons' sex life. They exhausted me and the Democratic Party back in the 1990's. If you thought the media was going to hold themselves to a higher standard in this decade, you were smoking the pipe.

But the more important point is that Clinton cannot win the nomination at this point and she is only being destructive to Obama's chances out of some kind of sense of denial/entitlement/spite/plan for 2012. And I've had enough of it. I am barely even able to muster outrage on her behalf over this reporting.

OK, one comment. Five, four -- counting! -- three, two, one sentences until lift-off: The change of subject to "Hillary should quit." I wonder if Lord Kos--should he deign to comment -- will take that long?

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Submitted by amberglow on

doesn't even tell us or the media his schedule ever--and they don't even dare ask.

we have no clue what he does everyday or who he meets--and he refuses to tell us.

insane.

I don't give a shit about Hillary's schedule--she was in the news enough all the time when first lady--we knew where she was and what she was doing.

Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on

hey, ya really wanna screw with ABC... Ross's voice mail message says "Operator, accept all collect calls". So when you call Ross, call collect. even if it doesn't cost you anything >)

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Submitted by Anna Granfors on

...I really don't think calling these degenerates to tell them "bad! bad journalist!" will do any good. we've been doing it for too long, and it's only getting worse.

I could recommend actions that I think would be more effective, but I don't feel like being arrested for sedition tonight.

Submitted by lambert on

On this, I'd rather do something than nothing.

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

FrenchDoc's picture
Submitted by FrenchDoc on

who has stopped watching ANY TV coverage of the primary / election?

I mean, when was the last time you guys saw anything valuable coverage that really provided information and relevant analysis?

Submitted by lambert on

This has been another edition of simple answers to simple questions.

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by FrenchDoc on

on any given day. Does physical location determine everything?

I imagine the Media and Big Blogs Boys are already drooling all over these files to find something that will justify outrage, pearl-clutching, smelling salts and fainting couch all at the same time...

Can we predict the conclusions?

- if she were actually doing stuff: "who elected her?"
- if she was in the WH during the Lewinski snafu: why didn't she go Lorena Bobbitt on Bill?
- if she was in a geographical location OTHER than some international issue: GOTCHA, she couldn't possibly have been involved cuz she wasn't there (because phones, emails and other modes of communication did not exist back then)

Conclusions:
She lied
She will do anything to win
She's hiding stuff (even she didn't do the redacting)
This all proves BO has more experience

Did I miss something?

FD

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Submitted by OxyCon on

This is what they do.
Ross is the person who "broke" the Wright controversy and the reason why the rest of the MSM felt compelled to cover the story.
So like all good, non-partisan reporters, he had to go out of his way to dish up some "fair & balanced" dirt on Hillary so no one can call him biased.

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Submitted by BDBlue on

Although calling collect is definitely worthwhile.

Steve Soto at the Left Coaster:

As you may have heard by now, the Clinton Library released Hillary’s calendar today from her eight years as First Lady.

So what’s the first thing in the AP's story?

Hillary Rodham Clinton was home in the White House on a half dozen days when her husband had sexual encounters there with intern Monica Lewinsky, according to Sen. Clinton's schedule, released Wednesday among 11,000 pages of papers from her years as first lady.
Glad to see we’re focusing on matters of substance here.

How did some of the others handle this story? Well, the NYT, which walked quickly away from its John McCain/Vicki Iseman story after getting bitch-slapped by McCain and the right wing assault machine (even though the influence peddling aspects of the story were never refuted) ran a 28-paragraph story on the release of Hillary's calendar. And how many paragraphs did they devote to Monica in this story?

Nine out of 28. More than a third.

For comparison, the Washington Post ran a 30-paragraph story yet dedicated only 2 paragraphs to Lewinsky.

The corruption, it runs deep.

And now I will probably get to see it spread to the Big Boy Blogs because somehow I suspect they'll be climbing on this bandwagon instead of circling the wagons.

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Submitted by XicanoPwr on

Whoopee!!! WOW .... lets give this vato a Pulitzer Prize. Really, this is very low of ABC. Whats next, it really was a three way.

Oh wait ... I forgot ... that is already being used on another politician.

Are we suppose to jump up for joy on what Brian Ross would consider as hard hitting investigative reporting. Where exactly did he expect her to be that night, at a hotel?

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Submitted by amberglow on

that he would be speaking the next day--now they're doing "balance" and making it attack Hillary week, but all this isn't shocking or new to anyone alive--Wright really was shocking and new.

The media dropped Wright fast -- and was happy to do so. it sucks. They want Obama v. McCain--it's a better contrast, they feel, and the media still and always hates Hillary.

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Submitted by bringiton on

That may be an intention, but it seems to me that if it has any effect it gets her points for sticking with the marriage. Good for her for not letting Bill's weakness or the machinations of some delusional trollope destroy the Unity of her family, for Transcending great divisions and for drawing on her Faith to help her preserve her family.

Don't see any minuses here for Clinton except a brief respite for Obama, and that won't last. If anything, a net plus.

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Submitted by amberglow on

being the wronged victim is not what she's selling herself as at all--it cuts into competence in some ways, and reminds me for one of how she lied for Bill and knew all along he was a player, which is partly why the media is pouncing on the stuff that parallels Obama's embarassing Preacher (but it's more likely that they never were happier/feeling strong than during the Monica days, even tho they failed in destroying Bill and actually helped him).

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Submitted by Mr.Murder on

Bill had high approval ratings when he left office, on average Americans median savings were at record levels.

Yeah, let's compare.

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Submitted by Mr.Murder on

Paid vacation, time and a half if I work?

Has Dubya made it a national holiday yet?

bringiton's picture
Submitted by bringiton on

but spent only a minute on it, and the Fox affiliate woman anchor commented "Why is this important?" to which the male co-anchor replied "I have no idea." The big segement, a full five minutes, was on the cost of the Iraq invasion and what else the money could have been spent on.

This old sex scandal will be dead again by the weekend.

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Submitted by myiq2xu on

Who cares if Hillary was around the White House somewhere when Bill got blown?

WTF does it prove?

With the exception of the HillaryHaters, I can't see how this could hurt her and I think it will help by exposing how unfair the media has been to her.

Submitted by lambert on

I can't help but contrast the treatment of this story with how the story of McCain stepping out with that blonde lobbyist got treated, er, buried.

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

Pamela's picture
Submitted by Pamela on

Lambert

One of my readers phoned me this morning to say that the phone number goes to a private residence. I tried the number and found the same thing.

Pamela's picture
Submitted by Pamela on

Try it again because a young woman answered saying hello and said it was her home phone. Of course they could be scamming us.

I did find this number: 818-460-7477, for ABC Headquarters where you can leave a message.

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Submitted by CognitiveDissonance on

The more the male press continues to dig around in Sen. Clinton's panty drawer, the more women are going to get fed up. I think it's going to be a net plus for Hillary, as their misogyny has been so far. Paul, I love the tip about calling collect.

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Submitted by BDBlue on

I'm not sure a lot of democratic men, who mostly like Bill Clinton, are anxious to re-live his failings either. Especially when so many of their own lives are falling apart thanks to a shitty economy, the robber barons on Wall Street, and a multiple front, endless war.

Historically, the quickest way to rally democrats to either Clinton was these kinds of attacks. And yes it's sad that so many "progressives" now echo and use some of these tactics, but I don't think those folks are going to make up the majority of voters in the upcoming states. Echo chambers don't have all that much influence.

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