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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Maureen Dowd, "Reince Is Right": Guess Who Hates Hillary

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?," she asked, casting her eyes northward in the direction of New York's Westchester County.

Yes, Maureen Dowd despises Hillary.

In her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Reince Is Right" (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/opinion/dowd-reince-is-right.html?_r=0), Maureen Dowd takes aim at a four-hour NBC mini-series, starring Diane Lane, and a CNN Films documentary, both depicting the life of Hillary ("What difference, at this point, does it make?") Clinton. Dowd writes:

"Reince Priebus says a lot of goofy things, but the chairman of the Republican National Committee has a point.

Films can dramatically alter the way famous people are viewed, making them cooler, more glamorous, more sympathetic — and the reverse. Clever filmmakers can offer up delicious soufflés of propaganda and storytelling, putting a new imprint on the historical record."

Hmm, films can make people "more glamorous"? You don't say?

In case you didn't catch it, Hillary declared in January:

"With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk last night who decided to kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator."

"It is our job to figure out what happened"? Well, if that's the case, Hillary and Barack didn't do their jobs.

Last Wednesday we learned from CNN that there has been no serious effort by the US government to investigate the murders of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans (see: http://edition.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2013/07/31/ctw-benghazi-witness-damon.cnn#/video/world/2013/07/31/ctw-benghazi-witness-damon.cnn). CNN's Arwa Damon spoke freely, in public, at a hotel coffee shop for two hours with Ahmed Abu Khattala, a leader of Ansar al-Sharia, who witnessed, and may have directed, the Benghazi embassy attack. No one from the US government ever contacted him.

Suddenly, today, we are informed in a New York Times article entitled "U.S. Charges Libyan Militia Leader in Benghazi Attack" (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/world/africa/libyan-militia-leader-charged-in-2012-benghazi-attack.html) by Michael S. Schmidt:

"Federal law enforcement authorities have filed murder charges against Ahmed Abu Khattala, a prominent militia leader in Benghazi, Libya, in connection with the attacks on a diplomatic mission there last Sept. 11 that killed the United States ambassador and three other Americans, according to senior law enforcement officials."

How's that for damage control?

NBC and CNN will seek to reshape our perceptions of Hillary?

Good luck.

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