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 Post subject: The Superpower's SCANDALS - Part 1
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:55 pm 
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POLITICAL ESSAYS
The Superpower's SCANDALS - Part 1
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April 12, 2005
Washington Post
In Recent Scandals, a Rethinking Of
Capital's Conventional Wisdom
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The supposed conventional wisdom: if
you get caught with your hand in the
till, don't try to lie your way out.
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Today's actual wisdom: derring-do!
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The Post present an example.
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Caught:
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Samuel Berger, the national security
adviser in the Clinton Black House.
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Step 1.
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"He and his spokesmen initially said
that he took copies of classified
documents about terrorism from the
National Archives by accident and
then misplaced them in what Berger
described as an 'honest mistake.'"
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Step 2.
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"Earlier this month, Berger struck
a plea bargain with Justice Depart-
ment prosecutors in which he admitted
that he took the copies on purpose
and then destroyed some of them at
his office with scissors.
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"[Berger] pleaded guilty to a mis-
demeanor...."
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The Post generalizes:
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"Even people who got caught in false-
hoods have resolved their cases with
no apparent penalty for the deception."
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The operative word is "apparent."
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Perhaps Berger's been given rope...
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How's that?
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If he ADMITS he took some copies
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ON PURPOSE,
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then CLAIMS he destroyed them;
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if he tells the truth only sometimes
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--then the questions arise:
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WHAT DID HE REALLY DO WITH THOSE
DOCUMENTS?
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WHO did he pass the documents to?
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WHY did they want THOSE documents?
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dy ... ge=printer
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Berger isn't half as bad as the President of the US, his VP, his Deputy Chief of Staff, or the Senate Majority leader...just to name a few. Berger is just a distraction...kind of like Terri S.

The POST needs to focus on the real foxes in the hen house. That'll be the day.... :roll:

Has the POST run any articles about the President's relationship with the "honorable" Rev. Moon of the Washington Times? :?:

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Just what I was thinking Catherine. Clinton's White House was far from perfect, but it's transgressions can never compare to those of the Bush administration.

Still, day after day, we hear all things bad blamed on Clinton. It is four years after he left office, but I imagine the Rs will continue to blame him for all things bad forty years from now (if the planet survives that long).

Why not take a closer look at Ollie North--he and Fawn Hall admitted to destroying and taking papers--as many as they could stuff into their clothing and whatever they carried. He is celebrated as a hero and has done very well for himself in the media--that which is designed to sell the public the rightwing product of hate the poor, love the rich.

Why doesn't media give us the true picture of what rightwingers do and intend to do? Could it be they are their handmaidens? Could they make more of that 'the love of money is the root of all evil' this way than if they told the public anything truthful?

Ideas, whether they contain the truth or not, is media's product. Be careful what you buy.


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Well said, dori. Anyone coming to this site should take some time to explore the reasons for its existance and what they can learn about the so called "liberal" media.

It's a whole "other" education!

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