This is not surprising. It highlights yet again the extent to which the #oldmedia is in many respects just a mouthpiece. For the record the video in the attached article from Mediaite has been removed and I can not find it elsewhere at this moment. (I’ll post if it shows up later in the day.)
This is one of the ways the crony system works. Find a stream of income, technically authorized by Congress and then exploit the hell out of it. Such abuse is widespread. For instance former Speaker Boehner still gets hundreds of thousands per year from American taxpayers to maintain a staff and office on Capitol Hill. He will for another 4 years.
So Bill Clinton isn’t the only one on this gravy train. But he might be one of the boldest.
This piece is from last year.
The video below is reflective of a theme which has run through this week, “The Revolution Won’t Be Televised.”
The official version of the Dem convention on the mainstream media outlets and the version we see actually coming from the people on the ground at the convention are very different.
Another great report from a citizen journalist.
This was from the previous night.
ACC is a completely non-partisan organization.
Clinton changed the rules of political speech-making for cash. He would push not just corporate hosts but also nonprofits and universities to pay fees well beyond what they were accustomed to. His aides would turn what had been a freewheeling format into tightly scripted events where every question from the audience was screened. He and Hillary Clinton would become so skilled at churning profits out of their lectures that they would net more than $150 million from speaking alone after he left the White House.
One of the great truisms of life is that one gets what one pays for. This is almost always the case.
Ouch. Wonder whats going on with the FBI? Not a lot of nuance in his statement.
Oh man. Goldman Sachs is just a full service firm I guess. And I mean full service. Private Banking. Venture capital. Global economic manip…er…I mean analysis. And hey, speech writing too.
OK future Washington hacks – Dem, GOP and otherwise, this is how you do it. Actually, it’s probably best that you skip this article now that I think about it.
The rest of our readers however, the ones who are actually sane, who would never willingly spend their lives in a blind quest for power, should read this article. Bill and Hillary have raised $3 billion in their careers. That’s a hell of a lot of money and it all came from people who wanted something.
It didn’t happen. Looks like someone figured out it might not look so good.
Perhaps Bill was getting the lay of the land for Dennis Rodman’s later trip to the hermit people’s republic.
In fairness Pyongyang in the spring is lovely we hear.*