Tuesday, September 26, 2006

An E-mail To FOX News

I read an article on FOXNews.com dealing with Bill Clinton's interview with Chris Wallace on Fox. I was slightly appaled by the article so I decided I would write a letter to the author, John Gibson, to tell him what I thought. I really hope he replies, but my guess is he will not, or if he does it will be a short and sweet answer like: "Welcome to the GOP!". Here is the article and below is the e-mail I sent:
Dear John Gibson,

You are of course right about this political war between the parties, it is already a bare-knuckles brawl. I think this political fighting will lead to a lot of misinformation from both parties as people get riled up due to subtle, or not-so-subtle, attacks on their dignity, morals, previous accomplishments or lack there of, by reporters. And I think you are doing just that with your article "Clinton Camp Comes Out Swinging", but you have turned on Hillary Clinton instead of discrediting Bill Clinton's interview. Here is the same quote by Hillary Clinton from your article:

"I'm certain, if my husband and his national security team had been shown a classified report entitled, 'Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States' he would have taken it more seriously than history suggests it was taken by our current president and his national security team."

"Well, he was shown that," was your response.

There is no contradiction here. Essentially what Hillary Clinton said was that if Bill Clinton was shown a report (which apparently he was) about Bin Laden's intentions to attack the US then history will show that he did take the threat seriously and more so than President Bush did in the short eight months after his election. That is it. There is no need for her to "correct the record and apologize for misstating the facts", she just gave her opinion on what she thinks history will say in the future. Your article shows your allegiance to FOX news and for loyalty you deserve some credit, however you appear, in this article, to have "just come out slugging" exactly the type of tactic, that you seemingly despise, of the Clinton campaigns. Talk about "blame, scapegoat and divert": you diverted from Bill Clinton's interview to Hillary Clinton's speech defending her husband, then blamed her for incorrectly stating the facts (of which she did not state any), then used Barbra Boxer, Jane Skinner, and Lanny Davis as scapegoats for the misinformation presented by FOX news. It is this type of reporting that got Bill Clinton so mad in the first place. Do you not see the hypocrisy in your own statements, or is this your own cleaver way of trying excite the republican party?


And that's my word, biyotch...Werd. (That's my attempt at humor, you have to see John Gibson's signiture sign-off to understand it, but I'm guessing even then it will not make you laugh).


Andrew said...

Another letter written by Jeremy:

Mr. Gibson,

Regarding your article, dated today, September 26th, entitled "Clinton Camp Comes Out Swinging".

Quite simply, you're an idiot.

I've noticed the trend more frequently lately, where the GOP makes numerous references to the Clinton Administration in connection to 9/11, and a direct correlation between their lack of action and the horrific nightmare of that day. I guess it's just disappointing to see you using this blatantly ridiculous train of thought as a political ploy. The shortcomings of your current President, and his inability to bring those responsible for that day to justice, aren't a spring board to Clinton. Your President might at least salvage some shred of respect if he just put it out there; that he can't find the person responsible for 9/11, that he doesn't know where he is, and that he owes every American an apology for not making him answer for his crime. A crime which occurred under his Administration mind you. Your party might also be reminded of these facts, and bite their tongue when using 9/11 as a punch line for a political agenda. I say your President, as I will claim no responsibility for his being in office, nor for what that entails.

Perhaps it is your own guilt for your vote that put Bush in office that leaves you reaching for someone to blame? I can tell you this though, the inappropriate way in which you attack President Clinton won't change that, and you should be ashamed of it.

I think you'll find that the American people are getting tired of some of the modern tactics in American politics. It's becoming less and less convincing, each time we hear it is someone else's fault.


Heather said...

Hey, way to go....taking action!