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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Breitbart News Attacks Wrong Lynch!


We really should not laugh; it happens. But a funny thing happened to the famous  news impersonation site Breitbart News Dot Com. The funny hitting took place as Breitbart world like all conservative media in slamming President Obama/s nomination to replace the resigning Eric Holder.

It is interesting, this Breitbart fiasco is a bit different than its more often fabricated news. This case was a simple case of running to press without verification of facts. A violation of Journalism 101. I used the journalism characterization to illustrate a point that is actually lost when consider Breibart.  I used the word "journalism!" Right media is not about the business of delivering news. It is an integral component of the GOP's propaganda machinery to the American public...and it works.

But, even Bretibart quickly worked to clean-up its mess; as stated just below the Media Matters piece headline. 


Breitbart's Attack On Obama Attorney General Nominee Goes After The Wrong Loretta Lynch

Blog ››› ››› TIMOTHY JOHNSON
UPDATE: Breitbart.com posted corrections to the articles that confused the two attorneys, noting at bottom that "[t]he Loretta Lynch identified earlier as the Whitewater attorney was, in fact, a different attorney."
Members of the conservative media are attempting to scandalize President Obama's Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch by suggesting she was involved in the Whitewater investigations of the 1990s. However, the Loretta Lynch that played a bit role in Whitewater -- an investigation into fraudulent real estate deals that did not include any wrongdoing by the Clintons -- is a different person than Obama's attorney general nominee. 
According to a November 8 Breitbart.com article by Warner Todd Huston, "few are talking about" the fact nominee Lynch "was part of Bill Clinton's Whitewater probe defense team in 1992." Huston pointed to a March 1992 New York Times article that "reported that Lynch was one of the Clintons' Whitewater defense attorneys as well as a 'campaign aide.'" And in a November 9 article Huston's colleague, Breitbart.com Senior Editor-at Large Joel Pollak wrote, "The connection to Whitewater ought to provide additional fodder for Republicans during Lynch's confirmation hearings": 
The connection to Whitewater ought to provide additional fodder for Republicans during Lynch's confirmation hearings. It is odd that Obama chose someone so close to the Clintons--or perhaps not, given the prominent role played by Clinton insider John Podesta in the second term of the Obama White House. Lynch has been rewarded throughout her career for her political loyalty--not an unusual path up the career ladder for federal prosecutors, but certainly one that will allow the GOP, as well as Obama, to raise the political stakes. 
The Loretta Lynch referred to in the New York Times article is a California based attorney who has worked on several prominent political campaigns, not Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch. Obama's nominee is shown on the right, while the Loretta Lynch Breitbart refers to is on the left.

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