In the '90s, they gushed over Bill's (and co-president Hillary's) "unprecedented" economic record. Today they note that Hillary's "trail of unpaid bills casts doubt" on her ability to manage her own money, let alone the United States economy.
Before, they dutifully disseminated her contrived vast right-wing conspiracy theory as if they'd co-authored it. Today they are mocking her newfound association with the arch villain of that sinister cabal, Richard Mellon Scaife.
A while back, they were defending the Clintons' refusal to turn over documents to the independent counsel and their suspicious blackout on their presidential records at the Clinton library. Now ABC News is dogging Bill and Hillary for not releasing their family tax returns and portraying Bill, who has received approximately $50 million in speaking fees, as part of the class of super-rich people he customarily excoriated during his populist heyday.
They're even hinting at impropriety in Bill's financial relationships with billionaire Ron Burkle and fundraiser Vinod Gupta and questioning Clinton's offshore investments. They quote Jack Blum, "an attorney and leading expert on offshore tax havens," saying, "No average person has interest and funds in the Cayman Islands. This is all the above-average, non-tax-paying, super rich."
During the Clinton glory years, the MSM went so far as to defend Clinton's perjury as justified to counter a "perjury trap" set by that dastardly "renegade, partisan prosecutor." They pooh-poohed his finger-wagging denial that he had sex "with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky." Today they are repeatedly spotlighting his "frequent tirades" and including damning quotes from Democratic superdelegates on the receiving end of them, such as, "It was one of the worst political meetings I have ever attended."
If the MSM were capable of objectivity, we might even see some pockets of skepticism in their fiercely monolithic complicity in pressuring Hillary to drop out of the race, even though she's virtually tied with Obama, has won most of the states Democrats need to win in the general election, and Obama is potentially unelectable. We're operating under a new MSM template.
In the scheme of things, considering such concepts as justice and karma, the Clintons couldn't be more deserving of this whiplash-inducing reversal in MSM treatment. But we all should recognize this seminar in MSM bias and its powerful effect as the sordid reality it is.
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