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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-05-07 07:09 PM
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Official GA-based "Neal Boortz is such a LIAR!!" thread
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Edited on Thu Jul-05-07 07:15 PM by bunkerbuster1
Figured we needed one.

If you hadn't seen this Media Matters entry, you should:

Boortz falsely claimed Clinton was convicted of perjury

On the July 5 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, while discussing President Bush's commutation of former vice presidential chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's jail sentence, Neal Boortz falsely claimed that "Scooter Libby and Bill Clinton got sentenced and convicted for exactly the same crime." As Media Matters for America has previously noted, Clinton was not indicted on criminal charges of perjury by independent counsel Robert Ray or his predecessor, Kenneth Starr. By contrast, a federal jury convicted Libby on four counts of perjury, obstruction of justice, and making false statements. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton subsequently sentenced him to 30 months in federal prison.

After Boortz made his false statement, a caller responded, "I don't remember Bill Clinton actually being convicted for perjury." Boortz told the caller: "I'm sorry, he was." When the caller stated that the Senate had acquitted Clinton on impeachment charges, Boortz repeated the falsehood a third time, saying: "We're talking about a criminal trial, sir. The verdict was guilty."

Later in the broadcast, during the "Information Overload" segment, Boortz repeated the falsehood again, stating, "Scooter Libby was convicted of the exact same thing that Bill Clinton was convicted of."

The Georgia Association of Broadcasters awarded Boortz and his radio show the honors of "Best Radio On-Air Personality" and "Best Radio Program, Any Type" in 2007. Boortz is a nominee for the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame 2007 Career Achievement Award. Boortz's flagship station is WSB in Atlanta.

I loathe Boortz with a white-hot intensity for so many reasons, not the least of which is his hatred of common people and his bigotry against anything even remotely beyond his idea of a norm, the norm being, of course, white, christian, and male.

But mostly, it's just his flat-out inability to tell the truth. He is a fucking LAWYER. He knows full well that he is lying to his audience about Clinton. And he just doesn't care.

Boortz wants to ram a grotesquely unfair, anti-progressive "Fair Tax" down unsuspecting, gullible cult members' throats because he is a fabulously well-salaried hack (he pulls in around two mill a year as a RW goon from his radio shitfest alone) who feels he needs an even more generous break than Chimpy McFuckstain afforded his ilk upon sElection.

The man really needs to be sodomized with a rusty chainsaw. But I'd settle for a rusty microphone.
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