November 13, 2008
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COLLEEN O’BOYLE AT 703.683.5004
Pick Up That Paint Brush, and Join the Whitewash
Campaign Demands Still More Complicit Business As Usual From the
Alexandria, VA— Media Research Center (MRC)
President L. Brent Bozell could not help but laugh at today’s
revelation that the Hillary Clinton campaign has issued a preemptive
threat to Thursday night’s Democratic debate moderator Wolf Blitzer.
“This is not in the least bit surprising,” said Bozell. “Any
deviation into actual journalism by any member of the normally
accommodating media is grounds for war for team Clinton. This
warning to Blitzer is her campaign’s equivalent of saber-rattling,
with the intent of beating a potential enemy into submission.”
This occurs on the heels of NBC moderator Tim Russert having the
audacity to ask Senator Clinton a legitimate question in the last
Democratic debate regarding whether or not she would allow illegal
aliens to obtain driver’s licenses. The candidate gave both a “Yes”
and a “No” answer inside of two minutes.
In anticipation of CNN’s Blitzer daring to ask a similarly pertinent
question this Thursday, a top Clinton insider said “This campaign is
about issues, not on who we can bring down and destroy. Blitzer
should not go down to the levels of character attack and pull 'a
“I take it then that to pull ‘a Russert’ is to practice actual
journalism?” asked Bozell. “Tim (Russert) should be flattered.”
“So, Senator Clinton wishes to run a campaign about issues? Fine,
what about the issue of driver’s licenses for illegals?
“It speaks volumes as to the kid glove treatment Hillary is used to
receiving from the media that she would take such offense to the
simple posing of a good and fair question,” said Bozell.
Bozell’s new book, written with MRC Director of Research Tim Graham
and released November 13th, is entitled Whitewash: What the Media
Won’t Tell You About Hillary Clinton, But Conservatives Will. It
documents in detail how the media have consistently and continuously
avoiding reporting on her stridently liberal record and agenda and
her great many personal, political and financial scandals, and how
they have instead served as her de facto promotions
Said Bozell, “The full Whitewash is on; Russert rested his bristles
for but a moment, and the Clinton response was swift and harsh.
“Her message is clear: brush off the facts, and keep those whitewash
schedule an interview with MRC President Bozell or an MRC
spokesperson, please contact Tim Scheiderer (x. 126) or Colleen
O’Boyle (x. 122) at 703.683.5004.
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