CRANKY CLINTON AND THE STATE DEPT. POPPED A SQUAT AND TOOK ANOTHER DUMP.
THE E-MAILS ARE FILLED WITH DETAILS.
SUCH AS LESLIE GELB ATTEMPTING TO TRICK HER INTO DOING A COVER STORY WITH THE HARD HITTING AND MUCKRAKING PARADE MAGAZINE.
REACHED FOR COMMENT, CRANKY TOLD THESE REPORTERS, "I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S MORE EMBARRASSING -- THAT HE PROMISED ME I COULD VET HIS COPY OR THAT LESLIE GELB IS WRITING FOR PARADE MAGAZINE?"
Where there is wasted resources and bad reporting, there is the New York Times.
It's a fact the paper never seems to stop flaunting.
The ridiculous Peter Baker and Steve Eder rush forward to remind us of that today in an article about . . .
Well is there a point to it?
The State Dept released some of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's e-mails.
This is a paragraph in the blather Baker and Eder offer:
Her policy priorities come through in the messages as well. In July 2009, when an aide forwarded Mrs. Clinton a message about treatment of gays and lesbians in Iraq, both before and after the reign of Saddam Hussein, she wrote back quickly: “So sad and terrible. We should ask Chris Hill,” the American ambassador, “to raise w govt.”
No policy priorities come through in that paragraph.
They fail to establish anything and seem less like reporters and more like two dishy teens at first lunch.
"So sad and terrible," Hillary wrote.
Despite being paid to be reporters, neither Peter Baker nor Steve Eder care to share that with the readers.
"We should ask Chris Hill to raise w govt"?
The writers fail to establish what the communication was about or what was going on in Iraq at the time or even why the issue was raised?
Here's the reality piss panties Peter and Stevie can't tell you because they're too busy whoring and lying (for this you left the Washington Post, Peter?), life in Iraq had turned deadly for the LGBT community.
Under Nouri al-Maliki.
Not under Saddam.
Under Nouri al-Maliki.
It's a fact, quit whoring and lying, Peter Baker and Steve Eder.
Human trash is that which covers for the crimes of a thug. By that definition, Peter and Steve are human trash.
Oh, C.I., you always blame Nouri!
Because I pay attention and I'm not in a coma.
And maybe if others paid attention as well, Baker and Eder wouldn't get away with this garbage.
July 2009 is when Hillary's suddenly learning of "so sad" life for Iraq's LGBT community.
Who's raising the issue?
Not the moronic New York Times, never the idiotic and homophobic New York Times.
But July of 2009 is when Ashley Byrne's "Saddam's rule 'better' for gay Iraqis" (BBC News) appears,
What else was the BBC offering as coverage that month?
From the July 7, 2009 snapshot:
Gay Life After Saddam is a documentary the BBC commissioned which was set to air Sunday, July 5th on BBC Radio 5 Live; however, the Wimbledon Men's Final ran late Sunday and the program has been rescheduled to air Sunday July 12th from nine to ten p.m. (1:00 to 2:00 p.m. PST). Ashley Byrne did the investigative reporting for the documentary and, at the BBC, Byrne explains, "What is clear, and confirmed by separate evidence from various human rights groups, is that some gay men have been subjected to appalling violent abuse. . . . Gay men inside Iraq have been able to seek santuary in safe houses, thanks to the UK-based Iraqi Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) group, which manages them from London. The documentary team were granted exclusive access to one of the homes on the outskirts of Baghdad". The people Byrne speaks to maintain it was easier to be a gay Iraqi when Saddam Hussein was in charge of Iraq. So much for 'liberation' and 'democracy.' Again, the specail has been rescheduled for this coming Sunday, July 12th.
Now some whine, 'I'd love to listen but BBC's webpage says it's no longer available.'
How is that my problem?
You didn't pay attention in real time? How is that my problem?
No, the special's no longer available. It was six years ago.
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