for Salon Magazine!
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This on-line zine is
doing the major investigative reporting on the DC "sex scandal"
that the print media such as the New York Times, the Washington
Post, the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times should be
If you're a newcomer,
don't despair. They have an archive
on The Clinton Crisis. Some of the major articles:
Mollie Dickenson's Starr
Chamber---- wherein she gives the skinny on the reason Starr
was chosen and some dirty dealings in the 1992 election by guess
which side. (This is in three parts; be sure to get it all.)
Road to Hale---- wherein Jonathan Broder and Murray Waas drop
the bomb that Starr's prize witness, David Hale (whose testimony
was needed to indict the McDougals and Jim Guy Tucker), had received
numerous secret cash payments from billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife.
Broder and Waas give
the details on how this was accomplished in Portrait
of a Bag Man. (Two parts.)
All about Scaife--- Karen
Man Behind the Mask. (Two parts.)
Mollie Dickenson details
how the major print media have erroneously and selectively "reported"
the story in A
Massive Journalistic Breakdown. (Two parts.)
Do not miss Gene Lyons'
Some Evil, Hear Some Evil.... about the blind eye that Kenneth
Starr has turned to the probable perjuries and other felonies of
four of his witnesses. (Four parts.)
Bruce Shapiro in Case
Closing gives his analysis of how "Starr's long, expensive
inquiry is running out of oxygen." (Two parts.)
How the anti-Clinton
Arkansas Project mounted a smear campaign against the respected
judge who had been chosen to preside over the criminal trial of
Jim Guy Tucker and how Kenneth Starr used these articles of questionable
origin to have the judge removed after he had quashed Starr's indictment
of Tucker ----- The
Smearing of Judge Woods by Lyons, Conason and Waas.
in Black (Robes)---- Bruce Shapiro points up Chief Justice William
Rehnquist's part in the whole scenario; he further suggests we shouldn't
be too hasty to get rid of the office of independent counsel-----
we may need one to investigate Kenneth Starr.
And now my own observations starting from about the second week
of February, 1998: My Ruminations on the Starr-Tripp and Lewinsky-Clinton
Imbroglio (hereinafter referred to as STALC)
1. The leaks and media
spins achieved by the Starr Chamber are very reminiscent of the
newspaper propaganda and destabilization engineered by the CIA in
countries such as Chile and Guatemala before their coups detat.
2. The high approval
ratings that are being maintained by President Clinton tell me that
a) the people in the
US are more sophisticated than the Guatemalans of 1954 or the Chileans
of 1973 and