i’ve never seen anything like this before… again!

29Jan08

The establishment media’s loathing for the Clinton’s that is. But this time it’s being identified early. Called out from within by an increasing number of big time voices.

Paul Krugman in yesterday’s New York Times. With a warning to all you political junior achievers who think that, somehow, it is just HILLARY who is devisive and unlikable. Oh that you could see what an Obama administration would REALLY be like, from the perspective of the right wing. Paul Krugman knows. He’s telling you right here.

First, those who don’t want to nominate Hillary Clinton because they don’t want to return to the nastiness of the 1990s — a sizable group, at least in the punditocracy— are deluding themselves. Any Democrat who makes it to the White House can expect the same treatment: an unending procession of wild charges and fake scandals, dutifully given credence by major media organizations that somehow can’t bring themselves to declare the accusations unequivocally false (at least not on Page 1).

Craig Crawford of the Congressional Quarterly. (quote transcribed from MSNBC)

You know, I have sat down here in Florida for the last month. And I have watched the coverage, and I really think the evidence-free bias against the Clintons in the media borders on mental illness. I mean, I think when Dr. Phil gets done with Britney [Spears], he ought to go to Washington and stage an intervention at the National Press Club. I mean, we’ve gotten into a situation where if you try to be fair to the Clintons, if you try to be objective, if you try to say, “Well, where’s the evidence of racism in the Clinton campaign?” you’re accused of being a naïve shill for the Clintons. I mean, I think if somebody came out today and said that Bill Clinton — if the town drunk in Columbia [South Carolina] came out and said, “Bill Clinton last night was poisoning the drinking water in Obama precincts,” the media would say, “Ah, there goes Clinton again. You can’t trust him.” I really think it’s a problem. You know what? You guys make him stronger with this bashing. This actually is what makes the Clintons stronger.

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