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Watch PBS’s Clinton Documentary … compare it with The Whistleblower

17 February 2012 No Comment

Clinton, part of the PBS 2-part-series of a collection of presidential biographies called the “American Experience,” airs on February 20 and 21. Check it out. Based on the clips and the line-up of familiar faces in the media and the Obama White House including James Carville, Jeffrey Toobin, Leon Panetta (Monica Lewinsky’s old boss and current Obama Secretary of Defense), and John Podesta (serves under Secretary of State Hillary), it appears to be a favorable portrayal of the Clinton years abeit what The Washingtonian descibed as the “blunders”

The blunders?

The blunders are part of history now: the mishandled Supreme Court nomination of Zoë Baird, gays in the military, a budget dispute, and a fitful attempt at health-care reform. As are the heartbreaks: the suicide of friend and legal counsel Vince Foster, the Somalia debacle, and Rwanda. The Whitewater scandal emerges in the first half of the documentary, described as “the scandal that would haunt Clinton’s presidency longer than any other.”

As I document in The Whistleblower, the reason Whitewater haunted the Clinton presidency was because the Clintons deliberately withheld documents under subpoena, thwarted investigators repeatedly, and made a mockery out of the rule of law. If you or I did that, we’d be held in contempt or possiblly thrown in jail– definitely not serving in a top government position. During the Clinton years a special justice system emerged for the ruling class. Today, it is happening again in the Obama White House. To get the unvarnished truth, read The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House and on the World Stage.