Thursday, November 29, 2007

CNN Duped by Clinton Supporter? Right...

The Clinton News Network was "duped" by a Clinton supporter. And of course didn't discover it until the end of the debate. Oh come on!
It turns out that Keith Kerr, retired Colonel., U.S. Army; retired Brigadier General, California National Reserve, who submitted a YouTube question about gays in the military, is actually a member of Hillary Clinton's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual Americans For Hillary Steering Committee. He's also part of a film production crew trying overturn the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

UPDATE: In the final seconds of the post-debate coverage, Anderson Cooper acknowledges that CNN messed this up and states that CNN did not know that Kerr has a position within the Clinton campaign and that had they known, they would have disclosed the association.
Wonder if they do any research on these people? I'm going to end my cynicism there. Because if you honestly believe they weren't complicit then you must believe that they are as amazingly incompetent as they appear.

And in other hypocrisy, Bill Clinton was ALWAYS against the war in Iraq. And the NYT gives him support by quibbling over how "absolute" his statements were.
During a campaign swing for his wife, former President Bill Clinton said flatly yesterday that he opposed the war in Iraq “from the beginning” — a statement that is more absolute than his comments before the invasion in March 2003.

Before the invasion, Mr. Clinton did not precisely declare that he opposed the war. A week before military action began, however, he did say that he preferred to give weapons inspections more time and that an invasion was not necessary to topple Saddam Hussein.
This is either the continuation of Clintonesque word play (what is is?) or we have further pandering to the base to help Hillary along. No doubt St. Bill will be given a pass on this, again.

But no doubt this won't help Hillary, since she did vote for the resolution to use force. If he was so against it, then Hillary obviously didn't listen to him and that makes an interesting position on what the next Clinton White-House could look like.

1 comment:

BobG said...

"It depends on what the meaning of the words 'is' is."

And since "was" is the past the past tense of "is"...