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Hillary Clinton's Vast Right Wing Conspiracy to Smear Obama

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Published on May 4, 2008

Hillary's campaign gets busted using the same smear merchants that attacked Bill Clinton in the 90s to spread lies about Barack Obama.

Peter Dreier reports in the Huffington Post:
"Sidney Blumenthal [Hillary campaign adviser and former senior adviser to Bill Clinton, the same guy credited with coining the term "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy"] Uses Former Right-Wing Foes To Attack Obama"

"These attacks sent out by Blumenthal, long known for his fierce and combative loyalty to the Clintons, draw on a wide variety of sources to spread his Obama-bashing. Some of the pieces are culled from the mainstream media and include some reasoned swipes at Obama's policy and political positions.

But, rather remarkably for such a self-professed liberal operative like Blumenthal, a staggering number of the anti-Obama attacks he circulates derive from highly-ideological and militant right-wing sources such as the misnamed Accuracy in Media (AIM), The Weekly Standard, City Journal, The American Conservative, and The National Review.

To cite just one recent example, Blumenthal circulated an article taken from the fervently hard-right AIM website on February 18 entitled, "Obama's Communist Mentor" by Cliff Kincaid. Kincaid is a right-wing writer and activist, a longtime critic of the United Nations, whose group, America's Survival, has been funded by foundations controlled by conservative financier Richard Mellon Scaife, the same millionaire who helped fund attacks on the Clintons during their White House years. Scaife also funds AIM, the right-wing media "watchdog" group. ..." (read more)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-d...

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