Years ago I read this book by Joe Conason and Gene Lyons. This all still stands today. SSDD
Hillary haters you have been brainwashed. Every single day news outlets mention her emails and tell you why should not trust her. Some of you tell me this. “I hate Hillary. Because of ….pick one. Benghazzi, emails what ever.”
This is nothing new and it is planned and plotted. Sad but true.
I may not like the GOP candidates but the “Hate” is special. It should be. There have been millions of dollars invested so you can hate Hillary Clinton.
I started writing this yesterday and I ended up looking up ” What causes hate.” I really believe there is more to it and there is something that goes on in people brains when they “Hate” and this case “hunt.”
No matter what Hilliary does she is hated and she is hunted and the very people who you allow in your living room that calls themselves news are complicit. No matter what she does it’s twisted and turned inside out and outside in.
Not just Fox, but NBC’s today Matt an Savannah have a daily ’email segment.” On meet the press every Sunday it’s a topic. I’m sure more but I don’t watch much more tv. It makes me ill.
In the situation of the server I would probably would have done the same thing. When I needed a server my son set it up and I just told him to tell me what to do. I have all my emails go to one account except for one job where I have to go to a special encrypted site. But the only reason I know that is because they told me. The encrypted site is new to me. Setting it up and getting there is a nightmare.
Just like Bengazi I have no earthly idea what happened because I was not there.
I wrote this the other day about Meet the Press and their sponsors.
Enough of me lets talk about this book.
So who is Joe Conason & Gene Lyons?
is an American journalist, author and liberal political commentator. He writes a column for Salon.com and has written a number of books, including Big Lies (2003), which addresses what he says are myths spread about liberals by conservatives.
From 1978 to 1990, he worked as a columnist and staff writer at The Village Voice.
In 1992, he became a columnist for the New York Observer, a position he still holds.
In 2000, he co-authored the book The Hunting of the President: The 10 Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton with Gene Lyons; the book was turned into a documentary in 2004, which Conason co-produced. The Raw Deal, his book on the Bush Administration‘s efforts to “end Social Security as we know it”, appeared in 2005. In 2007, Conason published It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush
A winner of the 1980 National Magazine Award for Public Service for the Texas Monthly article “Why Teachers Can’t Teach”, he was an Associate Editor at Texas Monthly in 1981, and General Editor at Newsweek from 1982 to 1986. He has written hundreds of articles, essays and reviews for such magazines as Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, Washington Monthly, The Nation, Esquire, Slate, and Salon. His other books include The Higher Illiteracy (University of Arkansas, 1988) and Widow’s Web (Simon & Schuster, 1993).
Lyons writes a column for the Arkansas Times that is syndicated nationally by Universal Uclick.
“In vivid prose, Joe Conason and Gene Lyons, two award-winning veteran journalists, identify the antagonists, reveal their tactics, trace the millions of dollars that subsidized them, and examine how and why mainstream news organizations aided those who were determined to bring down Bill Clinton, The Hunting of the President may very well be the All the President’s Men of this political regime.”
Available on Amazon.
There was also a documentary.
Here is the Trailer
“Mr Star just did what he was hired to do.” A great history lesson by Bill Clinton of how the right wing plots and plans.
Documentary is available on Netflix.
I hope you will take the time to read the book or watch the documentary. I’m not telling you who to vote for. I am telling you to do your research and don’t let anyone on the news give you important information.
Thanks Cindy. Hate (and fear) trump reason and compassion. People respond to the need for fight or flight before all other needs which are relegated to the “nice to have” list. The fact that the publicized threats are bogus doesn’t change the instinctive response from the lizard portion of our brains. The folks that control our media seek profits for themselves and their paymasters by controlling the formation and reinforcement of our society’s “common knowledge.” We need to reform or replace our mass media. I think that process starts with discrediting them as a source of reliable and relevant information.
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thank you David! They need to be replaced. NBC is all of a sudden worse than FOx. After months of reporting on this stupid story they announce that people don’t trust Hillary because of the email story they reported. The very poised Chelsea Clinton went on the Today show to talk about a lovely book she wrote and Savannah asks her some stupid email question. Not even a smart one.
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