BREAKING: We can't make ourselves go there again!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Quick overview of the loathing:
At the end of last week, we made a promise we won't be able to keep.

We said we wanted to discuss Michelle Cottle's recent editorial in the New York Times about Hillary Clinton. We said we wanted to relate it to this New York Times front-page report in October 2016, a report which vouched for Gennifer Flowers all over again and battered Candidate Clinton in the process.

Twenty-four years of such work by the Times explains why Trump is president. We even said we'd relate the endless vouching for Flowers to Carl Bernstein's account of the Clintons' apparent actual marital problems during the Arkansas years, a report he presented in his 2007 biography of Hillary Clinton, A Woman in Charge.

We said you've never seen Bernstein's report discussed. We even explained why that is—because our press corps lives off novelization and narrative while eschewing normal journalistic behaviors and assessments.

We promised to run through all this material for the ten millionth time. Yesterday, we tried to start that process, but we simply couldn't make ourselves go there again. Our last remaining shreds of sanity won't allow us to do that.

We'll make these quick suggestions:

In October 2016, we did a three-part series in the wake of Megan Twohey's front-page report in the Times. Twohey beat up on Hillary Clinton because Clinton had allegedly beat up on several of Bill Clinton's sex accusers in the distant past. Cottle returned to this treasured claim in her recent editorial.

Twohey focused on Flowers above all. We know of no particular way in which Hillary Clinton ever beat up on Flowers, whose claims were almost surely false and who performed like a total crackpot over the course of quite a few years, as we've detailed about a million times in the past.

In Part 2 of our series (links below), we reported the gist of Bernstein's account of the Clintons' marital troubles in Arkansas, which, he says, had them seriously considering divorce at one point, as many people do. Having said that, let us also say this:

If Bernstein's reporting was accurate, you're invited to figure how Bill Clinton could have had the torrid, twelve-year love affair with Flowers which the extremely shaky Flowers seems to have invented for purposes of major profit. Our guess would be this:

Our guess would be that Hillary Clinton always knew that Flowers' claims were bogus. This is the possibility you aren't allowed to contemplate within the very strange novelized world of our deeply strange "mainstream press."

This whole slimy gong-show topic involves anthropology lessons. Some of those lessons are highly counterintuitive, but here are two:

First anthropology lesson: It's true! Some people do invent crazy claims in pursuit of fame and cash! It's entirely possible that the extremely sleazy Flowers is and was one such person.

Our second lesson is more deeply puzzling. Here it is:

Second anthropology lesson: At this point in time, members of our upper-end press corps routinely engage in crackpot behavior concerning pols they dislike.

Also, they love to churn tabloid novels about sex. In fact, they often have a very hard time focusing on anything else.

Children are dead all over the world because these very strange people have behaved this way for decades. That said, this strange behavior creates a major problem:

For most people, it's very, very hard to believe that "educated" "professional" people actually do things like this.

We understand that difficulty, but "educated" "professional" people do behave this way! (Or do you believe that Candidate Gore said he invented the Internet? That he said he inspired Love Story? That he said he discovered Love Canal? That he lied about the union lullaby? About the cost of the doggy arthritis pills?)

Our journalists do behave this way, and they do so as a group. Children are dead all over the world because of that highly puzzling fact. It's hard to understand this behavior, but it plainly does exist, helped along by career ambition and a potent group dynamic.

You've never seen Bernstein's account discussed within the mainstream press corps of which he's a high-ranking member! Once again, that's because our discourse runs on thrilling novelizations, not on normal journalistic behaviors.

It's very, very hard to believe that our "journalists" behave as they do. It's very, very hard to believe.

Weirdly, though, it's true.

Visit our incomparable archives: In October 2016, the children began to tell their favorite stories again. Eventually, there was Twohey, on the front page, vouching for Gennifer Flowers.

This bullshit was tied to Donald Trump's claim that he was going to bring Flowers to his first debate with Hillary Clinton. He never did that. But the children became very excited and started repeating their tales.

For perhaps the ten millionth time, we tried to establish the more accurate record. For starters, see THE DAILY HOWLER, 9/30/16, with links to the previous day's post.

Sadly, on October 3, Twohey's front-page report appeared. We discussed it in three reports: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Bernstein's published report is summarized in Part 2. You've never seen his report discussed in the mainstream press for the reasons we've cited above.

Ours is a deeply disordered species. That's especially true the higher you go within our "mainstream press," which sat around for all those years covering for their twin multimillionaire gods, Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer.

They endlessly covered for Charlie and Matt, told thrilling tales about others. This is what our species does. Anthropology teaches us that.

In which we take a bow: In Part 3, we really walked the talk! Skillfully, we typed this:
DAILY HOWLER (10/7/16): The career liberal world has sat and stared as this gong-show has unfolded. It's what the Chaits, the Dionnes, the Marshalls and even the Krugmans have done for the past twenty-four years. This has led to the current state of loathing of Candidate Clinton, a state of loathing which means that Candidate Trump could still emerge as the winner of this year's White House campaign.
Elsewhere, you were getting upbeat weekly reports about the fact that Candidate Trump couldn't possibly win.

We liked it when we read stuff like that. This brought us back to those sites and channels for more.

It was wonderful business practice. All hail President Trump!

22 comments:

  1. "Twenty-four years of such work by the Times explains why Trump is president."

    Whoa, once again: lib-zombie contempt for the fellow Americans.

    Well, tomorrow we'll see. If, during this time of peace and prosperity, more than 10-15% of them will vote for the opposition party, then, perhaps, your haughty attitude does have some merit...

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    1. MY NAME IS VICKY AND I AM FROM SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA,I WANT TO SHARE A
      TESTIMONY OF A SPELL CASTER WHO REUNITE MY MARRIAGE WENT HIS POWERFUL SPELL
      CASTER.AND I ALSO WANT TO USE THIS OPPORTUNITIES TO WARN THOSE OUT THERE
      READING FAKE TESTIMONY ON SOCIAL NETWORK.BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BY SO
      MANY FAKE SPELL CASTER. BE CAREFUL HERE BECAUSE NOBODY CAN HELP YOU HERE OR
      EVEN SUGGEST HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR EX OR LOVER BACK, TESTIMONIES OF MOST
      SPELL CASTER HERE MUST BE IGNORE.BECAUSE MOST OF THEM ARE SCAM I MEAN REAL
      SCAM WHICH I WAS A VICTIM OF BEFORE, I GOT RIPPED OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
      BECAUSE I WAS SO ANXIOUS TO GET MY HUSBAND BACK AFTER HE LEFT ME FOR OVER 2
      YEARS WITH MY 7 YEARS OLD SON HARRY,I HAVE APPLIED TO 5 DIFFERENT SPELL
      CASTER HERE AND ALL TO NO AVAIL THEY ALL ASK FOR SAME THING SEND YOUR NAME
      YOUR EX NAME ADDRESS AND PICTURE PHONE NUMBER ETC WHICH I DID OVER AND OVER
      AGAIN AND MOST OF THEM WERE FROM WEST AFRICA UNTIL I SAW A POST ABOUT DR
      ALEXZANDER SPELL AND I DECIDED TO GAVE HIM MY LAST TRAIL.HE ASK ME FOUR
      THINGS MY REAL NAME,MY EX AND MY EX MOTHER NAME AND SAID MY EX WILL COME
      BACK IN 48HOURS, I HAVE SPEND ON SPELL CASTING AND NOTHING HAVE WORK FOR ME
      AFTER 2 DAYS I WAS THINKING ABOUT HOW MUCH I HAVE LOST SO FAR SO I SAID LET
      ME GIVE HIM A TRY SO I CALLED HIM AGAIN AND SEND MY REAL NAME,MY EX AND MY
      EX MOTHER NAME. BECAUSE I SWEAR IT WAS MY LAST TRY SO I WAS WAITING AS HE
      TOLD ME TO WAIT TILL NEXT DAY AND I COULD NOT SLEEP THAT NIGHT BECAUSE I
      REALLY LOVE MY HUSBAND AND WANT HIM BACK SO MUCH, THAT DAY I SAW MY HUSBAND
      WAS ONLINE ON FACEBOOK AND HE SAID HI AT FIRST I WAS SHOCK BECAUSE HE
      NEVER TALK WITH ME FOR THE PAST A YEAR AND 11 MONTH NOW I DID NOT REPLY
      AGAIN HE SAID ARE YOU THERE? I QUICKLY REPLY YES AND HE SAID CAN WE SEE
      TOMORROW I SAID YES AND HE WENT OFF-LINE I WAS CONFUSED I TRY TO CHAT WITH
      HIM AGAIN BUT HE WAS NO MORE ON LINE I COULD NOT SLEEP THAT NIGHT AS I WAS
      WONDERING WHAT HE IS GOING TO SAY, BY 9.AM THE NEXT MORNING HE GAVE ME A
      MISS CALL I DECIDED NOT TO CALL BACK AS I WAS STILL ON SHOCK AGAIN HE
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  2. Whatever degree of unfairness the media applied to Hillary is nothing compared to how they treat Republicans. George W. Bush, with degrees from both Harvard and Yale, and an academic record superior to Gore's, was continually portrayed as stupid. The NY Times ran repeated columns falsely asserting that Romney had tied his dog to the roof of his car. And, media coverage of Trump has been unceasingly negative, despite some significant achievements, such as:
    -- record low unemployment for minorities
    -- real wage growth, for the first time in a decade
    -- ISIS substantially defeated
    -- NK ending its belligerent behavior and possibly moving toward denuclearization.

    A pathetic way in which some media are unfair to Trump is to misunderstand his jokes and take his words seriously (or pretend to do so.) E.g., see https://althouse.blogspot.com/2018/11/youre-not-allowed-to-use-word-beautiful.html

    For me, Trump's excellent sense of humor is an appealing characteristic. But, if you read only the liberal mainstream media, you might never know that he's a funny guy.

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    1. Kim Jong-un has a good sense of humor, too. Did you enjoy a hearty laugh when he promised to give up his nukes?

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    2. Bush's stupidity was an act that endeared him to his base and yes, many liberals and media were too dumb to realize this and portrayed it as real which was a Carl Rove double dip cream dream. They depend on our ignorance and resultant overreach.

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    3. I agree with DinC and Fagan; George W. Bush didn't hand the U.S. Treasury to defense contractors and pharmaceutical companies because he's stupid.

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    4. Trump saying that massive corporate tax breaks would lead to investment in the economy, was certainly a joke.

      BTW, did you hear the one about decreasing illegal immigration being a 'crisis'? The man is a hoot.

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    5. The military and pharmaceutical industrial complexes had the Treasury handed to them long before and long after Bush haha.

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    6. The Iraq War and MediCare Part D. LMFAO.

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  3. I'm taking the time for a number of things that weren't important yesterday.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-EUwlV1bSE

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    1. Disappointed, would have been perfect with the two bought and paid for moron trolls' comments left ignored.

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  4. "Or do you believe that Candidate Gore said he invented the Internet?"

    Yes, definitely. Denial is not a river in Egypt, Bob; get over it already.

    And by the way: Gates invented the toilet. So what.

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  5. “Twenty-four years of such work by the Times explains why Trump is president.”

    No, I’ve heard from this blog that Hillary was a weak candidate, and that she called some Trump supporters “deplorable”, and that’s why.

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  6. Why would negative stories about Hillary in the Times cause Republicans to vote for Trump? That makes no sense.

    Besides, Somerby constantly criticizes liberals and their “identity politics” for turning away voters, so he doesn’t limit his complaints to the mainstream media.

    Did negative stories about Hillary in the Times cause liberals to dislike Hillary? Ask Susan Sarandon.

    The “mainstream press” is a convenient scapegoat, but there are many other factors that influence the way people vote and the outcome of elections. Not all
    voters are automatons.

    (Note that the two concepts of “mainstream media” and “identity politics” are right wing tropes that Somerby never critically examines.)

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  7. Love how Karma finally caught up with Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer.

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  8. Bob, I'm looking forward to your turning the screw. You’re an excellent and funny, ironic writer.

    That said, for DinC:

    https://youtu.be/Byvu5k9oupU?t=133

    Leroy

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  9. The State Department says it will impose additional sanctions on Russia because Uncle Vova uses Novichok.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions/u-s-says-to-issue-chemical-weapons-related-sanctions-against-russia-idUSKCN1NB2M7

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  10. "Children are dead all over the world because these very strange people have behaved this way for decades." Thinking especially of those 500,000 Iraqi children whose deaths were accomplished through the Clintons' Sanctions policy, children whose deaths, according to the Clintons' foreign-policy honcho Mme. Albright, "were worth it."

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    1. For a second, I thought this was worse than the President having a consensual sexual relationship with an adult. Then I came to my senses and remembered that the USA is exceptional.

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    TESTIMONY OF A SPELL CASTER WHO REUNITE MY MARRIAGE WENT HIS POWERFUL SPELL
    CASTER.AND I ALSO WANT TO USE THIS OPPORTUNITIES TO WARN THOSE OUT THERE
    READING FAKE TESTIMONY ON SOCIAL NETWORK.BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BY SO
    MANY FAKE SPELL CASTER. BE CAREFUL HERE BECAUSE NOBODY CAN HELP YOU HERE OR
    EVEN SUGGEST HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR EX OR LOVER BACK, TESTIMONIES OF MOST
    SPELL CASTER HERE MUST BE IGNORE.BECAUSE MOST OF THEM ARE SCAM I MEAN REAL
    SCAM WHICH I WAS A VICTIM OF BEFORE, I GOT RIPPED OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
    BECAUSE I WAS SO ANXIOUS TO GET MY HUSBAND BACK AFTER HE LEFT ME FOR OVER 2
    YEARS WITH MY 7 YEARS OLD SON HARRY,I HAVE APPLIED TO 5 DIFFERENT SPELL
    CASTER HERE AND ALL TO NO AVAIL THEY ALL ASK FOR SAME THING SEND YOUR NAME
    YOUR EX NAME ADDRESS AND PICTURE PHONE NUMBER ETC WHICH I DID OVER AND OVER
    AGAIN AND MOST OF THEM WERE FROM WEST AFRICA UNTIL I SAW A POST ABOUT DR
    ALEXZANDER SPELL AND I DECIDED TO GAVE HIM MY LAST TRAIL.HE ASK ME FOUR
    THINGS MY REAL NAME,MY EX AND MY EX MOTHER NAME AND SAID MY EX WILL COME
    BACK IN 48HOURS, I HAVE SPEND ON SPELL CASTING AND NOTHING HAVE WORK FOR ME
    AFTER 2 DAYS I WAS THINKING ABOUT HOW MUCH I HAVE LOST SO FAR SO I SAID LET
    ME GIVE HIM A TRY SO I CALLED HIM AGAIN AND SEND MY REAL NAME,MY EX AND MY
    EX MOTHER NAME. BECAUSE I SWEAR IT WAS MY LAST TRY SO I WAS WAITING AS HE
    TOLD ME TO WAIT TILL NEXT DAY AND I COULD NOT SLEEP THAT NIGHT BECAUSE I
    REALLY LOVE MY HUSBAND AND WANT HIM BACK SO MUCH, THAT DAY I SAW MY HUSBAND
    WAS ONLINE ON FACEBOOK AND HE SAID HI AT FIRST I WAS SHOCK BECAUSE HE
    NEVER TALK WITH ME FOR THE PAST A YEAR AND 11 MONTH NOW I DID NOT REPLY
    AGAIN HE SAID ARE YOU THERE? I QUICKLY REPLY YES AND HE SAID CAN WE SEE
    TOMORROW I SAID YES AND HE WENT OFF-LINE I WAS CONFUSED I TRY TO CHAT WITH
    HIM AGAIN BUT HE WAS NO MORE ON LINE I COULD NOT SLEEP THAT NIGHT AS I WAS
    WONDERING WHAT HE IS GOING TO SAY, BY 9.AM THE NEXT MORNING HE GAVE ME A
    MISS CALL I DECIDED NOT TO CALL BACK AS I WAS STILL ON SHOCK AGAIN HE
    CALLED AND I PICK HE SAID CAN WE SEE AFTER WORK TODAY I SAID YES SO HE END
    THE CALL. IMMEDIATELY I GOT OFF WORK HE CALL ME AND WE MEET AND NOW WE ARE
    BACK AGAIN I CALL DR ALEXZANDER THE NEXT DAY THANKING HIM FOR WHAT HE HAS
    DONE IN FACT I STILL CALL HIM AND THANK HIM AS MY LIFE WAS NOT COMPLETE
    WITHOUT MY HUSBAND PLEASE BE CAREFUL HERE I HAVE BEEN SCAM THOUSANDS OF
    DOLLARS IF YOU WANT A TRUE LOVE SPELL THEN CONTACT..alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com.

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