TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2003
THERES ONLY ONE WORD FOR JUDY WOODRUFF: The Clinton wars dragged sadly on when Sidney Blumenthal appeared on CNNs Newsnight last night. Sadly, Judy Woodruff sat in for Aaron Brown. Believe it or not, heres the way she introduced the brief interview session:
WOODRUFF: Remember the days of the little blue dress, the vast right-wing conspiracy, the scandals, the gossip, the wild accusationsand equally wild counter-accusations? Well, that was back before we talked about White House morning prayer sessions, parties that end at 8:00 p.m., back before there was a war in Iraq or a war on terror. It was a war, but a different kind: a fight for political survival, for posterity, from the inside of the Clinton administration.Let us count the ways:
WOODRUFF: Why did Bill Clintonhelp us understand why he had the relationship he did with Monica Lewinsky?By her third questionabout Monica, of courseshe is telling her guest to hurry it up. Remember, this is only Woodruffs third question. And by the way, could a question possibly be more trivial?
Could you possibly think of a stupider question? But question 4 is really the beauty. Who cant interpret this query?
WOODRUFF: You also write about how the president, during the campaign of 2000, wished that he could, in so many words, have at the George Bush, George W. Bush campaign. At one point, you quoted, you said, because he would have, quote, run their asses down. What would Bill Clinton have done differently than Al Gore did, do you think?Translation: Quote Blumenthal (or Clinton) saying rude, venal things about our prayer-lovin commander-in-chief.
Make no mistakethe Clinton wars are still being fought. They wont stop until Woodruffs cohort is gone. The invaluable web site, mediawhoresonline, has created the language for moments like this. Lets face it: Theres nothing Judy Woodruff wont do and say to keep asserting her cohorts world view. It was they who conducted the wars of Blumenthals title, and they dont intend to stop fighting them now. As weve told you, our public discourse lies in the hands of a deeply dysfunctional, deeply corrupt group. Judy Woodruff, spinning hard, makes us a genius once again.
VISIT OUR INCOMPARABLE ARCHIVES: During Campaign 2000, Woodruff and company expressed their contempt for Clinton by actively opposing his successor, Al Gore. During the primary season, of course, this required a Complete, Total Pander to Bradley. Sadly, Woodruff moderated the final Gore-Bradley debate in New Hampshire. Her opening question was one for the ages. See THE DAILY HOWLER, 8/7/02.
Be sure to read this report about Woodruffs prior clowningand mourn your corrupted public discourse. Yes, theres only one word for Judy Woodruff. That other fine website has coined it.