For those who harbored doubts that the media is out to get Hillary Clinton, think again. Hillary Clinton’s schedules as First Lady were released today and the press is having a hey day dredging up and old news in the most shameful and pitiful of styles. Leading the pack was this pitiful and shameful headline from ABC’s Brian Ross. I rolled my eyes in disgust when I first saw it, knowing that I had a large pile of work I had in front of me that has taken precedence of late.
There have been calls from members of the progressive blogosphere, including Lambert at Corrente, to “Call Brian Ross of ABC News at 212-456-**** and tell him politely what you think of him bringing up “the blue dress”” and I am joining in asking Dem Daily readers to get on the phone and voice your disgust. Susie Madrak also chimes in saying:
Digby nailed it:
You could bust a guy for sexual deviancy just for the work it took to produce this swill.
After you’ve called Brian Ross at ABC and told him what you think of his sleazy journalism, drop a dime — $10 for Hillary please! And then you might ask the media to ask Barack Obama where records are…
“11,000 pages of the former first lady’s schedules are now part of the public record and I believe that is approximately 11,000 more documents than the Obama campaign has released up until this point relating to any part of his service especially as a state senator,” Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said in a statement.
Wolfson called on Obama Wednesday to specifically release memos and letters that may relate to indicted Chicago businessman Antoin “Tony” Rezko, who used to be a prominent fundraiser for Obama.
“There is much that Senator Obama can do on the subject of disclosure if he chooses to make this an issue as he has. I think in many respects he has gotten a free ride on this but there is a voluminous amount of information that presumably should be available relating to his tenure in the state Senate that he could release and make available at any time since he thinks that this is so important. I would again call on him to do so,” Wolfson said.
ABC News was too busy reporting sleaze to note that Barack Obama hasn’t released all his records. Now there’s a real story.
UPDATE: I have redacted the phone number as it does not seem to be ABC News. I did find the ABC Corporate phone number where you can leave a message: 818-460-7477.