Judicial Watch Is What? By Lee?
What liberal media? Judicial Watch has Filed Suit against the Clintons, which means that the media are going to go back to referring to them as a “conservative” watchdog group.
A conservative watchdog group with a history of dogging the Clintons urged a Senate panel on Monday to investigate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton over a Hollywood fundraiser for which a former staffer faces charges.
The fundraiser is the focus of a federal trial set to begin Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Prosecutors charge that former finance director David Rosen understated the cost of the star-studded August 2000 gala, which raised money for Clinton’s senatorial campaign. Rosen denies the charges.
Under the campaign finance laws then in effect, underreporting the cost of the event would have given the Clinton campaign more money to spend on the race. The senator has not been charged in the case.
Judicial Watch, which has pushed officials to look into the fundraiser, filed paperwork with the Senate Ethics Committee on Monday saying she had to have known of the alleged misreporting.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton argued that Clinton closely monitored the Hollywood fundraiser and knew its actual cost was much greater than the $400,000 tab reported in campaign financial filings.
“They’re false and she knows them to be false,” Fitton said. He equated her situation with the ethics controversy surrounding House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who has been criticized for privately funded travel.
When Judicial Watch files papers against the Bush Administration, which they have done numerous times, they’re a “legal watchdog group.” When they file papers against a Democrat, especially a Clinton, they’re nothing more than the public face of the vast right-wing conspiracy. All it takes is the addition of the word “conservative” to imediately cast doubt upon their efforts. CNN, who I have quoted here, put it in the first line. “Not only are they conservative, but they’re going after the Clintons again!” Once they established that Judicial Watch couldn’t be trusted, they then got on with reporting the facts of the allegations. For an illustration of what I am talking about, go to this Google News page and see just how many different ways Judicial Watch is referred to by the various news sources.
Oh, that liberal media.
This content was used with the permission of Lee from Right Thinking From The Left Coast