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The DUI Non-Story

Tuesday, 07 November 2000 12:00 AM

I received about 800 messages on this subject; about 600 of them were just forwarded articles and links. Of the rest, some were supportive, some not.

I think the ones that amused me the most were the ones in which the writers tried to compare the news of Bush’s 24-year-old DUI with Clinton’s various scandals in office. Yeah, a 24-year-old DUI compares to a rape. A 24-year-old DUI compares to obstruction of justice. A 24-year-old DUI compares to perjury by a sitting president. A 24-year-old DUI compares to the lies that Al Gore has told to investigators. A 24-year-old DUI compares to Al Gore’s secret deal with the Russians to get arms to Iran.

But how did the media treat this? You might be interested to know that it was the lead story on each and every network newscast this past Thursday night. Every one. Do you want to compare that to the network coverage of the charge that Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick? Well, to this very day, NBC’s Tom Brokaw has yet to utter the words "Juanita Broaddrick" on an "NBC Nightly News" newscast.

On the other hand, there’s David Horowitz. How I wish I could write like this man. Read this excerpt from his recent op-ed piece on the DUI story:

"The same party that is trying to discredit Bush because of a youthful indiscretion in which nobody was hurt has made an icon out of a man who, as a sitting senator and the Democrats' presidential candidate in waiting, got himself drunk, drove a woman off a bridge while under the influence and drowned her, failed to report the accident (an act that might well have saved her life), bribed her parents to prevent an autopsy and then muscled the local authorities to escape manslaughter charges. At Gore's convention, Ted Kennedy had virtually his own family night, which is just one more testament to the Democratic candidate's utter lack of a moral center."

Great point! The Democrats have a family night for Kennedy at their convention, and want to disqualify Bush for a 24-year-old DUI.

Also, I haven’t heard where Laura Bush attributed this story to a vast left-wing conspiracy.

Charlie Gibson is probably a pretty nice guy, but why oh why do we have to tolerate idiotic misstatements and liberal bias from idiot leftists in the media?

I was listening to ABC’s Gibson interviewing Al Gore. Gibson made references to George W. Bush’s belief in a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. In making that reference Gibson stated that the Constitution says that blacks are only four-fifths human.

That is absolutely and completely untrue. Nowhere in the U.S. constitution does it say that blacks are anything less than 100 percent human. In fact, the humanity of blacks is not addressed at all.

I’ve written ABC news and asked for Gibson to either tell us where in the Constitution we can find this passage or issue a correction.

Yeah, right. I won’t hold my breath, either.

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