Monday, September 18, 2006

It depends on what your definition of 'path' is...

It depends on what the meaning of the word 'path' isFrom the fantastic Patriot Post...
a nice tie-in to the Clinton reference in the title-banner of this blog:
Let us revisit, for a moment, Bill Clinton’s contortive definition of the word “is.” This, of course, was the tiny two-letter term he wrestled with during his grand jury testimony in 1998—a testimony during which he lied about his sexual relationship with a young intern named Monica Lewinsky. Yet even as the forensic evidence made his sworn statements untenable, Clinton refused to ‘fess up to what had long since become fodder for Leno and Letterman.

And now he’s at it again.

This week, those legacy-starved Clintonistas, reacting to an ABC docudrama called “The Path to 9/11,” demonstrated that they’ve not changed a bit since 1998. The five-hour, two-part television series was a calumny, they cried, since it depicted eight years of Clintonian negligence and malfeasance. This time, we suppose, it depends on what the meaning of the word “path” is...

Previous CBT post

... In a fiery public letter to ABC that none-too-subtly threatened to pull the network’s broadcast license, a handful of Democrat senators charged that “presenting such deeply flawed and factually inaccurate misinformation to the American public and to children would be a gross miscarriage of your corporate and civic responsibility to the law.” We have to ask, does “inaccurate misinformation” mean it’s true, or what?

The Democratic National Committee warned the Demo faithful that:
“’The Path to 9/11’ is actually a bald-faced attempt to slander Democrats and revise history right before Americans vote in a major election... The miniseries, which was put together by right-wing conservative writers, relies on the old GOP playbook of using terrorism to scare Americans. [It] mocks the truth and dishonors the memory of 9/11 victims to serve a cheap, callous political agenda. It irresponsibly misrepresents the facts and completely distorts the truth.”
Having gotten the memo, the New York Times editorial board was just as quick out the gate, writing, “When attempting to recreate real events on screen, you do not show real people doing things they never did.”
It's all about the truth!

Clinton on the Daily ShowUpdate: From HotAir - Video: Bill Clinton on the Daily Show... if you can take it.

Benjamin Franklin:
“In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural Passions so hard to subdue as Pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will now and then peek out and show itself.”
I wasn't going to include that quote, but after watching Bill on that clip, it seemed appropriate.

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