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Fox Morning Show Slams Clinton for Conspiracy Claim

Reported by Judy - March 14, 2007 -

Do the folks at Fox News understand the meaning of the word "conspiracy"? The behavior of the crew on the Fox News morning shows on Wednesday (March 14, 2007) makes me wonder. The bunch actually believe there was no concerted effort on the part of conservatives to get President Clinton. With video.

In segments spread over both "Fox and Friends First" and "Fox and Friends," the morning crew ridiculed Sen. Hillary Clinton for using the term "vast right-wing conspiracy" in a speech in New Hampshire about the phone-jamming scandal in which Republican operatives jammed the phones of a Democratic-get-out-the-vote effort in the 2002 election.

Co-host Steve Doocy berated Clinton for using the term, claiming that there was no conspiracy against President Clinton when he was impeached for the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

How wrong Doocy is. We know because of the book by David Brock, now head of Media Matters, who was part of the vast right-wing conspiracy against the Clintons in the 1990s. In Blinded by the Right: The Consscience of an Ex-Conservative, Brock details the interworkings of the Arkansas Project funded by Richard Mellon Scaife, and plans by conservatives to keep delving into Clinton's personal life and have the special prosecutor question him in hopes of catching him in a lie. Plans that Brock says were laid months and months before Lewinsky's name ever surfaced.

So although Doocy and the others giggled with right-wing author William Sammon about Clinton's use of the term, the joke is on them. There was a conspiracy. The secret is out. Everybody's known about it for years, and they can't laugh there way out of it.