New York Slimes and their liberal friends
When it comes to Chelsea Clinton, it was hands off for the New York Slimes,
New York Slimes, December 3, 2000
From the beginning, Bill and Hillary Clinton made it clear that they wanted their only child to enjoy as normal an upbringing as possible. And to an extraordinary degree, journalists and the general public conformed with their wishes.
For years, this peculiar arrangement made sense. When her father took office, Chelsea was 12 years old, frizzy-haired, freckled and with a mouthful of braces. She looked vulnerable and was treated accordingly.
When reporters requested interviews with her, or even information about her, says Neel Lattimore, the first lady's former press secretary, "I had the feeling they were kind of sheepish about it, kind of apologetic, like, 'My editor asked me to do this, and I know the answer is no.' "(Which it always was.) Indeed, so solid was the consensus on leaving Chelsea alone that when People magazine published a highly complimentary cover article about how gracefully she seemed to be weathering the impeachment scandal, Geraldo Rivera was among the chorus of indignant voices. "I'm glad it's their story," he harrumphed, "not mine."
The consensus on Chelsea has held for both virtuous and less virtuous reasons. After all, nearly everybody who has kept her secrets found some sort of pride or self-satisfaction in doing so. Washington reporters, for example, are still patting themselves on the back for shielding Chelsea. But they have done so not only out of a decent inclination to protect a young person who never asked to be famous but also out of the sense that self-restraint might earn them something: access to her parents, perhaps.
When it comes to SCOTUS nominee John Roberts, his adopted kids, who are 5 and 4, they are fair game?,
The TIMES has investigative reporter Glen Justice hot on the case to investigate the status of adoption records of Judge Roberts two young children, Josie age 5 and Jack age 4, a top source reveals. Judge Roberts and his wife Jane adopted the children when they each were infants. Both children were adopted from Latin America.
A TIMES insider claims the look into the adoption papers are part of the paper's "standard background check."
Previously the WASHINGTON POST Style section had published a story criticizing the outfits Mrs. Roberts had them wear at the announcement ceremony.
One top Washington official with knowledge of the NEW YORK TIMES action
declared: "Trying to pry into the lives of the Roberts? family like this is despicable. Children's lives should be off limits. The TIMES is putting politics over fundamental decency.? One top Republican official when told of the situation was incredulous. "This can't possibly be true?"
The vile left should stick with insinuating that Roberts is a closeted gay because he did pro bono work on a case supporting gay rights. I thought liberals are in favor of gay rights? Why don't they applaud Roberst for this work? Because they can use it to smear him, that's why. They use it to insinuate that he is gay, in a cheap, tawdry and transparent effort to rile the conservative base. It is the same slimy tactic used by both John Edwards and John Kerry in the past campaign with regard to Dick Cheney's daughter, who IS gay. At least Roberts is an adult and can defend himself from these vile scum.
Roberts Donated Help To Gay Rights Case
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. worked behind theLiberal blog BlueMassGroup,
scenes for gay rights activists, and his legal expertise helped them persuade the Supreme Court to issue a landmark 1996 ruling protecting people from discrimination because of their sexual orientation.
What to make of this? Is Roberts a clandestine agent of the dreaded
"homosexual agenda"? Is he, in fact, secretly gay? (Perhaps that would explain his son's controversial pastel clothing?)
I suppose the refreshing thing about this is how unashamed some liberals are about sliming a good and decent man. Indepundit linked to this, a poster named Geso on The Daily Kos, who sure is proud of himself,
That's my justification for conducting a one man smear campaign on a conservative justice- besides, spreading the rumor that he's gay wouldn't piss off anyone I respect, which makes the rumor that much more entertaining.
I need to go take a shower now.