Drudge Report: CAMPAIGN DRAMA ROCKS DEMOCRATS: KERRY FIGHTS OFF MEDIA PROBE OF RECENT ALLEGED INFIDELITY, RIVALS PREDICT RUIN
Drudge is infamous for publishing rumors and heresay without any factual foundation. The guy is a major egoist who cant stand to be out of the "15 minutes of fame" loop.
If this woman supposedly told a legitimate reporter, why hasnt the reporter covered the story ?
Drudge has no compunction about sourcing a supposedly "off the record" comment by Clark, but he doesn't once identify anyone from whom he learned any of this...
I don't think it's impossible that any of the candidates has infidelity in his past - however, I certainly wouldn't accept it as fact because Drudge printed it!!!
In the words of Flava Fla
DON"T BELIEVE THE HYPE
Hmm, I guess we've got some Kerry voters here. As much as people want to discredit Drudge, I go by track record, and the fact of the matter is, he's the one who broke the Clinton scandal. Was that fake? No. Was it sleazy and sensational? Yes. Call him a sensationalist, but I don't see the grounds on which to discredit anything he says 'outright.' Also note that according to him, it's not even really his scoop. He clearly wrote that Time, and the Washington Post have been developing this story and only sat on it at the Kerry camp's urging. Why is this so hard to believe??
Say hello to John Edwards, your new Democratic front runner. ;^)
*Come to think of it, Edwards might actually have a better shot at beating Bush.
Actually, I was a Clark supporter..... as far as Drudge breaking the Clinton story, it was given to him by the same guy who paid to have the bogus Gennifer Flowers tapes spliced....
That's my point - a responsible journalists take into account whom his source is and what his or he agenda is...if it's at all suspect, then the reporter tries to develop an alternative source.. which is obviously why the initial reporter who was approached (if even that is to be believe from Drudge's report) by the so-called friend of this woman who supposedly fled the country hasnt published anything...
What about the inherent contradiction in Drudge's own report - he claims Clark fingered an "intern" but above he says that the woman worked at the AP.....
Drudge has been caught so many times with bad and even fabricated information - both the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal have had to issue apologies for using Drudge as a source without independently checking information which later turned out to be totally bogus... How can you trust this guy...
If someone in the mainstream media starts to develop sources on this story, it will be a whole different issue...
Actually what Democrats should be concerned about is Nader who is now considering another spoiler run.... check out:
Drudge always reports everything -- every tiny morsel -- as if it's earth-shaking news. As Peggy Berk says above, no sources are listed for any of Drudge's "information." I'll wait 'til a responsible news organization comes out with a fuly sourced story on this.
And even then I won't give a damn. Private personalbehavior isn't germane to being president.
Burden of proof on the accuser, so I'm waiting for evidence, denial, or acknowledgement. Kinda hard to imagine it's been this long in the campaign cycle without it coming up.
Per Roger, will this matter? Unlikely if true and handled well. Definitely not if not true. Maybe if mishandled, but so far the campaign has been sharp about managing mudslinging.
It'll be interesting to see how this story plays out. I love the press outlets that know they can't report it as fact yet, so they report that Drudge is reporting it.
here we go again!
Clark supposedly made his comment that the Kerry campaign was going to implode three days before Clark quit his own campaign. Does that make any sense to anyone? Of course not. Or for the really slow of mind would Clark quit if he thought his opponent was going to be destroyed very soon? The smear is to distract the press from Bush's AWOL status with the guard.
Ed, as with Kerry, ALLEGED AWOL status.
Who cares about Kerry banging some 20 year old hottie. I want to see some pics of her... wonder if she is a looker or a fat pig like Monica. Plus, I am more interested in seeing pics of Bush cruising around Houston in the 70's rolling his red convertible all coked up with a gaggle of hoes instead of doing his time in the National guard.
The word 'inside the beltway' is that Matt is attempting to make himself a relevant part of an election debate that has passed him by. This story may have no legs to stand on, in which case the response by most major media outlets to leave it alone is the right one. It would be sooo nice to actually be allowed to choose a president without having to dumpster dive.
>Ed, as with Kerry, ALLEGED AWOL status.
Hmm, IIRC, nobody has come forward yet claiming that he served with Bush in the Guards... That silence is deafening, isn't it?
Sure Kerry's a philanderer. But more important than that is what he did as reported in Worldcom: He wrote a letter to Iran apologizing for the actions of America in acting unilatterally and rejecting everything from Kyoto to the World court (implying that he supports the Kyoto treaty). This is a letter that should not have been written: it shows his total lack of presidential bearing. His past and present beliefs and actions suggest that he is a dangerous (to America) antiwar activist who would give away our nation's sovereignty and do nothing if we were hit by a major terrorist attack.
wow! This national gaurd thing, and you libs. say drudge is a gossip queen. I've seen 10 times more crap from the dems. Pic up the Kerry story and run with that, the Chicago Sun reported it days ago also, but the slanted t.v. media avoids any kind of bad news about "one of their own" Quit hating Bush it looks weak, besides he's done a great job with everything. Kerry is a puppet for Drunk Teddy Kennedy. Well his senate voting record will count now, at least with educated Americans.
WHAT ELSE IS NEW THE ONLY THING THAT THEY SEEM TO FIND ON A DEMOCRAT IS SEX SCANDALS WHICH IS NOTHING COMPARED TO LYING TO THE COUNTRY ON WAR ISSUES AND LOSING ALL THE LIVES OF MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN FOR YOUR OWN SELF SATISFACTION. HE VOWED TO GET THE MAN THAT THREATENED HIS FATHER AND HE DID AT THE COST OF THE AMERICANS BLOOD AND MONEY. BUSH'S ACTIONS ARE THOSE OF A DRUNK TRYING TO PROVE HE IS A MAN BUT HE IS A LIAR HIDING BEHIND A PAST. DON'T FORGET MOST MEN WHO WERE DISHONESTLY DISCHARGED FROM THE MILITARY GO NEW PAPERS TO SHOW THEY WERE DISCHARGED IN HONESTY. HE WAS A COWARD THEN AND STILL IS
to all you dems reads the enquirer about kerry this from his ex wife also the coward got out of vietnam six months before he should have,he marries wealthy women to keep him, check out the record on his marriages and what happened between his marriages, he was unable to support himself, surely we don't need a guy who feeds off wealthy wives to run this country,god help us, also I have issues with the carholic church if they embrace this man who is for partial bith abortion.oh by the way heis not irish he is jewish decent and passes himself off tp the voters of mass as irish what a liar
Bush didn't lie, he went on the best available intel.. either you are blind or dense, but it could't be you libs.are so full of spite because he is doing everything you said he was too stupid to do. Including a masters in buss. from Harvard! how bout' those apples!aaahahh
Obviously no one in the responsible media has been able to source the Drudge report yet - on all of this mornings public affairs shows, it was obliquely referred to as "the unmentionable"... (As in "what do you think the fallout will be if the unmentionable turns out to have legs?")... It was actually kind of funny - I wonder what anyone who hadn't heard about the Drudge report thought of these crazy questions about a "mystery" subject...
To quote Salon, "There he goes again..."
To everyone who wants truth in reporting please open your eyes, ears, minds and hearts. It will be difficult for many who have always held the belief that the news stations and newspapers tell the tuth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth...but are you honestly THAT OBTRUSE? If so, I pity you and yours. It astounds me how anyone (with HALF A BRAIN) can even begin to believe they have enough information to make sound judgements when they continually are spoon-fed garbage by the liberal media who ignore all vile matter oozing from "their" president or politicians yet smear any conservative person with lies, innuendos, and half-truths. It's amazing how they can even look themselves in the mirror, even worse, each other in the eye and not feel an ounce of shame or guilt. It's the old mantra of the Clinton-Gore era..."win at any cost". It's reassuring that more conservatives are speaking up to combat (yes, to combat) the vileness and deceits of the liberals. So, go ahead as you've become known in fact, you liberal hatemongers, liars and puppets. Do your best to undermine conservatives...we can and will prevail because we really do have the best at heart..our country, our love of our country, and God will protect and strengthen truth over your dispicable treasonous attempted destruction of America and its citizenry. We are strong and will continue to grow stronger yet. THANK YOU, Mr. Drudge, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and my favorite,Glenn Beck for EXPOSING the biased stories (lies) that permeate the mass media and the liberal agenda of same. If not for you gentlemen, there would be no truth in or on the air waves for those of us who honestly want and demand the facts, regardless whether or not it may upset, insult, embarass or offend someone in the public arena. WE CAN HANDLE IT...WE'RE ADULTS...WE HAVE FULLLY OPERATIONAL MINDS AND WE KNOW HOW TO USE THEM!!
To everyone who wants truth in reporting please open your eyes, ears, minds and hearts. It will be difficult for many who have always held the belief that the news stations and newspapers tell the tuth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth...but are you honestly THAT OBTUSE? If so, I pity you and yours. It astounds me how anyone (with HALF A BRAIN) can even begin to believe they have enough information to make sound judgements when they continually are spoon-fed garbage by the liberal media who ignore all vile matter oozing from "their" president or politicians yet smear any conservative person with lies, innuendos, and half-truths. It's amazing how they can even look themselves in the mirror, even worse, each other in the eye and not feel an ounce of shame or guilt. It's the old mantra of the Clinton-Gore era..."win at any cost". It's reassuring that more conservatives are speaking up to combat (yes, to combat) the vileness and deceits of the liberals. So, go ahead as you've become known in fact, you liberal hatemongers, liars and puppets. Do your best to undermine conservatives...we can and will prevail because we really do have the best at heart..our country, our love of our country, and God will protect and strengthen truth over your dispicable treasonous attempted destruction of America and its citizenry. We are strong and will continue to grow stronger yet. THANK YOU, Mr. Drudge, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and my favorite,Glenn Beck for EXPOSING the biased stories (lies) that permeate the mass media and the liberal agenda of same. If not for you gentlemen, there would be no truth in or on the air waves for those of us who honestly want and demand the facts, regardless whether or not it may upset, insult, embarass or offend someone in the public arena. WE CAN HANDLE IT...WE'RE ADULTS...WE HAVE FULLY OPERATIONAL MINDS AND WE KNOW HOW TO USE THEM!!
I'm puzzled. Two brilliant people, supposedly, had families that were not proud of their Jewish blood.
Why else would not Madeline Albright, and now John Kerry, not know until late in life they have Jewish grandparents.
Why would any Jew look upon them as someone to have in government when they have deserted their heritage and pretend to be something else.
So much has been said of Bush's "hypocrisy." Can any one think of a better example of PERFECT HYPOCRISY...than this?
P.s. Joe Liberman has had to explain his faith over and over, what say you kerry?
I don't know about Kerry, but Madeline Albright's story is not that unusual..unfortunately. Her Czechoslovakian parents gave her to a non-Jewish family when she was very young to avoid having her incarcerated in a concentration camp by the Nazis.... . she was too young to remember and she was raised as a Gentile.
Madeline Albright was brought to the US by her foster family (they were fleeing the communists after the war)..
There are many children who were in this situation who only discovered after decades of investigation whom their families really were....
To call this her "hypocrisy" and to claim that Albright deserted her heritage in the face of the facts is really reaching..
Democrats, leading more americans to communism everyday. More Taxes, huge gov., plenty of social progams. Not very exciting for working people with families. When you get more money back this year or pay less in taxes, spend that money on things you want or need. The economy picks up because buss. have more work and more jobs avail. This is called capitalism....it works.Bush is doing fine. Oh yea, Iraq is the most efficient fought war in history. The american T.V. media is infected, and the internet is worse.
> [..] our country, our love of our country, and *God* will protect
> and strengthen truth [..]
> WE HAVE FULLY *OPERATIONAL* MINDS AND WE KNOW HOW TO USE THEM!!
Hmm, another specimen claiming to have an "OPERATIONAL" brain, yet who
has no qualms invoking some "God", or perhaps some divinely ordained
national destiny. The irony is delicious.
An additional amusing aspect of such people is that they often think themselves
somehow more enlightened than e.g. these pesky Jewish or Islamic radicals...
Hey James who cares about Bush getting an MBA at Harvard! He is still an idiot and only got in because his daddy pulled some strings! Furthermore, Bush got rejected from the University of Texas Law school and won't release his GMAT scores (i bet he got a 600)! What was Bush thinking after he got rejected from UT Law oh I might as well goto B-school not UT B-school (probably would have got rejected from there too) but Harvard. What a joke!!! Bush would have been more at home at The University of Phoenix!!
Hey bush hater. That was pretty good, maybe he was high...I don't know? But he has got a great supporting cast. They did bring the economy roaring back after Clinton left it on a downward spiral his last year in office, 9-11, and enron/ worldcom. Just some simple reaganomics will do it. aahhthankya!
Bush will win with flying colors in 2004! He has done a fantastic time so far, and the liberal Dems are very nervous about it all. None of the Democrat candidates for Pres. have the experience or the integrity that Pres. Bush has demonstrated. As a matter of fact, Bush will go down in history as one of the greatest Presidents ever. The war on Iraq was the shortest and most effective of any wars ever. Thank God Iraqis are now free of Saddam the butcher, and his two wicked sons. God Bless America, and God Bless GW Bush for all his courageous work. And I am proud to be an American.
I love George W. Bush. I supported him in 2000, and will support him in 2004
Kudos to those Dems. They are all a bunch of dam liers.
You guys are SO right. If you want all the news that's fit to air or print, turn on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and the like. Or perhaps you might want to read the extremely non-partisan NY Times, or the LA Times. It'a a good thing we found out about that forged national guard memo from Dan Rather than from an incompetent gossiper like Matt Drudge. Hey, and how about that ABC memo from one of its major executives detailing how ABC should show a little preference in the 2nd debate (toward Kerry...imagine that!)The mainstream press has been using the tactics of distortion, exaggeration, omission (do you really believe NOTHING good ever happens in Iraq?) and you guys get ticked off because someone actually calls them on something and makes them squirm. The reason why you think Fox news is conservative is because you've grown up with a liberal media, and when a relatively new network actually does provide both sides of the story, you've been brainwashed into thinking they are conservative. I'm a degreed professional journalist, and my old professors would roll over in their respective graves if they could see what passes for "jouralism" these days.
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