It Proves She Didn't Know
Today Remembers Hillary's Falsehoods
To mark the one year
anniversary of his "historic" interview with Hillary Clinton, Today
co-host Matt Lauer invited two Hillary defenders to the program on
January 27. The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Ann Douglas, a
Columbia professor and author of a glowing Vogue profile of Mrs.
Clinton, honored the occasion with liberal spin.
After airing a clip of Hillary
denying Clinton had relations with Lewinsky, Lauer inquired, "So, Bob,
at that moment, no doubt in your mind that the First Lady did not know
the truth about the story."
Woodward, demonstrating a lack
of his usually reliable skepticism, responded, "Well based on the best
evidence we have at this point she obviously was speaking from the
heart, and, which she is able to do with is, I think we all agree, great
force. The important thing, she was speaking to a number of audiences
here. She was speaking to the Democratic base in the party and she said
‘Look, I’m on his side, I believe him.’ I also think she was speaking to
her husband, who then the next day went and gave his first flawless
State of the Union address after the scandal broke."
On the other hand, Lauer did
ask Douglas, "Ann, people have questions about the First Lady. They say
here is this enormously intelligent woman, how could she not have known?
How could she not have suspected, considering especially that she had
been through this, similar situations in the past?"
After Lauer played part of the
interview where the First Lady admitted if the charges were proven true
that it ‘would be a very serious offense,’ Lauer asked Woodward, "How
does that sound a year later?"
Woodward did not explore her
disingenuousness. If she didn’t know the truth about Lewinsky, how could
she plausibly claim it never happened on national television? Instead he
contended her statement only proved she didn’t know the Lewinsky
allegations were true. Woodward claimed, "I think it shows that she
really did not know and that in fact for her to say that it would be a
very serious offense if this is true, I mean, I take her at her word
there. I do not think this is an act."
Later, after Woodward partially
debunked Mrs. Clinton’s conspiracy theory by saying he didn’t think Ken
Starr was part of a conspiracy, Lauer pressed: "Real quickly, she said
if, ‘The real story here if anyone wants to take the time to investigate
it.’ Has enough time been spent on that aspect of that story?"
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