Dear Bart -
I'm a big fan who appreciates your blunt, no-bullshit
style. I also appreciate the fact that you
haven't joined the "Hillary is a racist, facist,
child-killing, puppy-eating bitch" bandwagon that
so many progressive sites have gleefully hopped
To that end, I wanted to bring your attention
to something that I've seen plastered all over the
liberal blogosphere (Kos, Buzzflash, DU, etc.),
including a recent e-mail on your site.
The story goes something like this:
On the day of the Texas primary, Bill Clinton
went on the Rush Limbaugh show to campaign
for Hillary. WTF!?!? Can you believe
this!?!? How the hell could he do that!?!?
This proves that the Clintons will say or
do ANYTHING to get elected .... blah, blah, blah.
As "proof," this story is usually accompanied
by a screenshot from Limbaugh's site indicating
that "Mark" will be interviewing Bill Clinton
later that day. The only problem is, it's total bullshit.
What really happened was a canned interview was
distributed to a whole bunch of radio stations
in Texas on the day of the primary, featuring
Bill talking up Hillary's campaign. A local radio host
- Mark Davis - from Arlington, Texas took the
canned interview and filled in his own questions to
make it sound like he was interviewing Bill Clinton.
This is pretty standard stuff for campaigns and
PR firms (the "interview" is on the local
radio station's website ).
Davis, who was filling in as a guest host for
Limbaugh later that day, replayed the "interview" on
Limbaugh's show. A more thorough explanation
of how these canned interviews work - and why
the audio of this interview shows it was canned
- can be found
here in comments 32 and 55 .
Not only was Clinton not on the show with a guest
host, he was never on the show at all.
idiot Freepers knew this was a hoax
What amazes me is how people could actually believe
this crap. Bill go on Rush's show?
And this would somehow not be all over the national
news and talking head shows?
Anyway, next time somebody makes this claim,
PLEASE straighten them out ...
Pete, when people hate someone as much as they hate Hillary,
it's easy to go blind and lose all objectivity and common sense.
It's a good thing Obama is running a "new,
better, cleaner kind of campaign."
I love his philosphy of "building America
up, instead of dragging the other fella down."
I've never, ever seen so much hate towards a fellow Democrat.
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