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Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:32 AM

GOP pulls a bunch of shit

But they are not innovative thinkers-like the purity of Ivory soap their content is 99 44/100% not original...Nancy Pelosi's hair??? These guys will stab an infant through the heart while they point at a Democrat and scream "Look what they did!" over lying ridiculous bullshit-and they've done the "hair" bullshit before.

"Two of Los Angeles International Airport’s four runways were shut down for nearly an hour on Tuesday, some incoming flights were delayed and Air Force One sat on the tarmac with engines running — all so that President Clinton’s Beverly Hills hairstylist, Chistophe, could come aboard and give Mr. Clinton a high-price trim before he took off for Washington."

Here is the truth:
"According to Federal Aviation Administration records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, the May 18 haircut caused no significant delays of regularly scheduled passenger flights — no circling planes, no traffic jams on the runways.

Commuter airlines that fly routes reportedly affected by the president’s haircut confirmed they have no record of delays that day.

The FAA records, generated by the regional Air Route Traffic Control Center, show that an unscheduled air taxi flight had the only delay attributed to the closure of two runways for an hour in anticipation of Air Force One’s departure. The air taxi took off 17 minutes after leaving the gate — two minutes late, by FAA accounting."

And why did the media take the bait? "The [Travelgate] story might not have exploded if White House press aides had better relations with the media — or if they had not closed off the upstairs press office so grumbling reporters could have come by to serve as an early warning system on the revolt brewing in the pressroom. But the door was closed, the relationship was already hostile and the failure of aides to recognize the bond between the travel office and press corps was “the best indication of how out of touch” the aides were, says Michael Duffy, White House correspondent for Time magazine.

Newsweek headlined its story on reporters’ reaction to the ousters “Don’t Mess With the Media: The White House Press Corps Gets Its Revenge.”

Clinton paid for having offended the White House reporters over the travel office firings again when news broke on his now-infamous haircut aboard Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bill-clinton-hairgate/


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Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:36 AM

1. I was just thinking of this!!

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Thu Sep 3, 2020, 06:47 AM

2. Yes! I thought of that Bill Clinton haircut right away

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Thu Sep 3, 2020, 06:59 AM

3. Ah, yes, it was always the Clintons' fault that the media were always suckers...

...for Republican horseshit scandalmongering.

Yet people blithely ignore that reporters were falling all over themselves to avoid being accused of "liberal media bias" by those same Republicans. They all got into the act. The New Republic even had a recurring feature called the "Clinton Suck-Up Watch".

There was also careerism involved. Whole swaths of them saw every "scandal" as their Big Chance to be the next Woodward and Bernstein Celebrity Journalist, and made sure they broke these very broken stories.

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