Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Vlasto the vile

I usually steer clear of name-calling in this column, but when it comes to ABC news producer Chris Vlasto, resisting the urge is beyond my strength.

Vlasto, you will recall, is the highly-partisan pseudo-newsman whose "objective" coverage of the Susan McDougal affair included his behind-the-scenes functioning as an errand boy for Ken Starr. He covered of the Clinton-era "scandals" with a bias that almost made me think I was leafing through back issues of American Opinion.

He is also -- almost certainly -- the "news producer" responsible for feeding Matt Drudge the phony "Kerry and the intern" yarn.

The Vlastard is at it again -- trying to drum up KerryHate with a new take on the throwing-back-the-medals story. Good god, this thing has been settled. But it seems the gang at ABC has scraped up some old videotape...

Meanwhile, Karen Hughes is trying to weave together a tale which makes Kerry -- not Bush -- into the fellow who lied about his service.

People believe this nonsense, just as they believe that Saddam and Osama were comrades-in-arms. This is the sort of lying that has put Bush ahead in the polls.

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