Thursday, November 08, 2007

Piling On


Hilary Clinton goes to a Maid-Rite restaurant in Iowa. She glad hands, eats a sangwich, glad hands some more, chats with the waitress, and leaves. NPR reports she doesn't leave a tip.
Then, ABC News picked up on the story.
**Clinton campaign official: 'The campaign spent $157 and left a $100 tip at the Maid-Rite Restaurant' The Maid-Rite manager, Brad Crawford, caught in the political mixer, said the senator's staff did pay a tip but "it might have not been disbursed properly."
Then the Drudge Report pulls up a story from February, 2000.
Meanwhile, back in reality, The Huffington Post reports that corrections to the story now run at NPR, ABC News, and MSNBC. All of them carry statements both from the Clinton campaign and the manager of the restaurant. Drudge has a correction of sorts: a linkless sentence carrying the campaign's statement on the matter. In lieu of the widely available exculpatory statement from the Maid-Rite manager, Drudge has recycled a story on a similar incident that transpired eight years ago, reported by the no-doubt entirely non-critical Washington Times.

There are some pretty vile websites out there featuring Hilary Clinton. Some of the stuff is pretty vicious, reminds me of what the Swift Boat lies did to Kerry. I was going to post some of the links, but I decided against it. If you want to read that drivel, you are going to have to find it for yourself.

2 comments:

Jason said...

Yeah, 'cause Hillary's so sweet and innocent, right?

Anonymous said...

Any negative comment on Mrs. Clinton = "woman-hating misogyny", right?

Smirk.