I didn’t realize that blaming the amorphous “right-wing conspiracy” was actually a pattern with Bill and Hillary Clinton. The Clinton Meltdown on FOX News Sunday is just the latest example apparently.
Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post cites another. Note the similar language and hostile tone Clinton takes with the late Peter Jennings (hardly a right-wing tool).
Clinton has on occasion scolded other interviewers, most notably in a 2004 sitdown with ABC’s Peter Jennings, who drew this response after alluding to Clinton’s personal misconduct: “You don’t want to go here, Peter. . . . Not after what you people did and the way you, your network, what you did with Kenneth Starr. The way your people repeated every, little sleazy thing he leaked.”
This was all started, of course, by Mrs. Clinton (as First Lady) creating the phrase “vast-right wing conspiracy” on NBC’s “Today” program. Mrs. Clinton was defending her husband against “false” charges of having an affair with an intern (which in all other cases is also sexual harrassment). Her husband did nothing wrong! (she said). It was all a vast-right wing conspiracy. And once again, the language used by her and her husband are very similar.
“I do believe that this is a battle,” the first lady said.
“Look at the very people who are involved in this. They have popped up in other settings. The great story here for anybody willing to find it, write about it and explain it is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president,” Mrs. Clinton said.
The first lady called the sex and perjury allegations swirling around her husband part of an effort “to undo the results of two elections.”
She was wrong to believe him, wasn’t she? Weren’t we all?
How interesting that Bill Clinton’s finger-wagging moments are never ever his fault. But everyone else. The neo-cons, the mysterious “right wing” conspiracy. ABC News. FOX News. Ken Starr. The CIA. The military.
I found it most interesting in Clinton’s breakdown with Chris Wallace that he said “I have never criticized President Bush.” Well, that is an outright lie. I sat there watching him explode and thinking: “How classless. I can’t imagine President Reagan acting like this. He looks more like Nixon.”
What a very pathologically disturbed couple.