by Scoobie Davis
Soros is Bad--Compared to Whom?
Right before last Thanksgiving, I asked readers what was wrong with this op-ed criticizing George Soros and his money that was going to Democrats. I received many e-mails regarding the most obvious flaw of the op-ed. I promised to give the answers in a few days but I let it slip my mind. Better late than never: here are the answers:
1. The “newspaper” that printed the op-ed was the Sun Myung Moon-owned Washington Times. The Times has a lot of gall to cast stones regarding the ethics of political sugar daddies. John Gorenfeld has a succinct chart that illustrates the absurdity of this criticism of Soros.
2. Only one person e-mailed me about the gall of the author of the to judge the moral fitness to participate in American politics. Bossie is one of the most repellent characters in American politics. One example: During the 1992 campaign, Brown and Bossie hounded the relatives of a woman who had committed suicide to support a smear that the woman, one of Bill Clinton’s former law students Susan Coleman, killed herself after being impregnated by Clinton. Bossie barged into the hospital room of the deceased woman’s mother who was visiting her husband. When CBS’s Erik Engberg reported on Brown and Bossie’s activates, the Bush White House repudiated them, calling them “the lowest forms of life.” Sadly, it didn’t take long for Brown and Bossie to be fully rehabilitated by the American right.
3. Another example: In Brown and Bossie’s hit book, Slick Willie, they include a “special thanks” to virulent racist Jim Johnson (also, in Slick Willie, they present the law student smear as established fact).
4. Bossie is a complete whacko—he peddled wild tales about Vince Foster’s death. It seems odd that he feels that he has room to determine the political hygiene of others.
5. At the end of the op-ed, Bossie is listed as “a former chief investigator for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.” This is correct, but I thought it would be something that Bossie would want us to forget. You see, Bossie was unceremoniously fired for doctoring tapes of Web Hubbell for partisan purposes.
The benighted masses that watch Bossie being treated as a legitimate pundit by Fox News’ Greta Van Stretched-Face don’t realize who Bossie really is. Thanks, Greta for the fair and balanced coverage.