White House, Bloggers Plot Privilege Defense

RAW STORY REPORTS:

“The White House hosted a blogger conference call to discuss the issues surrounding the Bush administration’s use of executive privilege in the probe of the firings of eight federal prosecutors,” wrote Ed Morrissey, who produces the blog Captains Quarters. “The White House arranged the call based on a recommendation by this blog, in order to familiarize the blogosphere with the legal and political arguments on which the administration will rely to prevail in the upcoming fight regarding the contempt citations Congress seems likely to approve.”

The White House did not immediately respond to queries about the conference call from RAW STORY …. [MORE]

The extreme and desperate coordination of ‘news’ from all quarters continues with a sort of Alamo-esque ferocity. Can we call it a ‘Constitutional Crisis’ yet?

This reinforces the point made in my earlier posting.

Courage.

Update: the original CQ posting is HERE. Concluding with the line, “Also, let me extend a welcome to Raw Story readers.”

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About Hart Williams

Mr. Williams grew up in Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and New Mexico. He lived in Hollywood, California for many years. He has been published in The Washington Post, The Kansas City Star, The Santa Fe Sun, The Los Angeles Free Press, Oui Magazine, New West, and many, many more. A published novelist and a filmed screenwriter, Mr. Williams eschews the decadence of Hollywood for the simple, wholesome goodness of the plain, honest people of the land. He enjoys Luis Buñuel documentaries immensely.
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9 Responses to White House, Bloggers Plot Privilege Defense

  1. Isn’t this something. Blogosmear is right. It’s another appalling day… ARGH!

    I’m going to the beach tomorrow.

  2. Ginny Cotts says:

    Gee, do we have the talking points yet?

    Hart, I remember rather poorly a piece that was probably in Playboy, lampooning erotic writing. The author did a template that allowed the ‘writer’ to insert one of the choices of verbs, adjectives, body part, into the blank spots in the sentences. A little experimenting was quite hilarious.

    Given your writing experience, you could do a template of what happens when the RW bloggers take some incident, twist it, blow it up, bat it between them until RW radio shows ramp it up,Faux Nooz picks it up, the RW weeklys start running it, then the rest of the media starts getting on the wagon. The choices would be Obama, Clinton, whatever. Or their could be two paths – one for the dems and one for the pugs.

    I think Media Matters may have laid out the scenario somewhat like you did – but much to dry. I think this would illustrate the ‘whole cloth’ better than all the articles and books that have been devoted to it with facts, figures, etc.

  3. Ginny, that’s a damned good idea. I remember the piece you’re talking about.

    Only danger is that it will sweep the Rightie blogosphere, relieving them of the necessity of thinking.

    What am I saying? That’s already what the Rightie blogosphere is about. It would be perfect.

  4. Darrell Prows says:

    Those on the right wing side will believe themselves because they always do. Also, the underlings will believe what they are told by one of the right wing authority figures (Rove usually uses talk radio for this, but Snow came from talk radio so he works also) because they always do. In the end, the foot soldiers will spread this crap all over hell, because they always do, and no one in that entire niche of society will care even slightly that it’s all bullshit. Because it almost always is.

    Take a kernel of truth (“Executive Privilege” exists) warp it into whatever you need it to be, and then try to spread it all over the world. Ain’t it humorous what mind games the right wing noise machine plays with itself. Mental masturbation of the highest order, and it’s always engaged in only for the lowest purposes.

    How empty must these people be that this is what passes as life for them.

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