Friday, March 21, 2008

Barbara Ehrenreich's character assisination:

Of Hillary Clinton. Virtually all of it garbage:
Clinton has been an active participant in conservative Bible study and prayer circles that are part of a secretive Capitol Hill group known as the "Fellowship" ...

The Family's most visible activity is its blandly innocuous National Prayer Breakfast ...

When she ascended to the senate, she was promoted to ... the weekly Senate Prayer Breakfast, which included, until his downfall, Virginia's notoriously racist Senator George Allen. This has not been a casual connection for Clinton.
Kevin Drum makes some brief remarks.

Ehrenreich crafted a pure propaganda piece. If you read it, you will see various classic techniques employed ("scare quotes", guilt by very-distant association, repeated assertions that someone is hiding something: "secretive Capitol Hill group", "publicity-averse leader").

The strongest charge is:
In the 1940s, The [Fellowship] reached out to former and not-so-former Nazis, and its fascination with that exemplary leader, Adolph Hitler, has continued ...
Barbara better be careful here, especially since her last name is Ehrenreich.


Either a pun went over my head, or you meant "assassination"

By Blogger JeffKw, at 3/21/2008 6:30 PM  

I think it's perfectly reasonable to question Clinton's ties to this group.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/23/2008 10:50 AM  

Di you know about "The Family" and Clinton's participation before Ehrenreich's article?

By Blogger Enterik, at 3/24/2008 10:24 AM  

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