Just visited the Drudge Report a short time ago. Drudge has his infamous flashing police light animation on his front page, signifying a bombshell story.
This particular bombshell involves the latest tell-all book on Hillary Clinton, The Truth About Hillary. In it, author Edward Klein allegedly reports some shocking things about the Clinton family — including disturbing and intimate details about the nature of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton’s marital relationship, as well as the circumstances surrounding her pregnancy with Chelsea. I’m no fan of the Clintons, but out of respect and compassion I refuse to repeat the specific allegations here. If you really want to know the details, go check out Drudge.
My point in bringing this up is to say this: The public really doesn’t need to know this sort of thing. I don’t want to know about it. My heart goes out to the Clintons tonight. Who among us would be happy to see the most sensitive, embarrassing, and shameful details of their dysfunctions become grist for the American media machine? I don’t know the Clintons personally, and so I have no way of knowing whether or not Klein’s book is accurate on this point. The truth of the matter is I don’t care. None of us should. One may disagree with the Clintons’ politics or their motivations for seeking high office, but they are still human beings with feelings.
Mr. Klein, if what Drudge says is true, then I have to wonder what your motivation was in putting this information in your book. I think you ought to be ashamed of yourself. I’m even more appalled to learn that John LeBoutillier, author of Harvard Hates America and an incurably pessimistic NewsMax.com pundit, has seemingly thrown his support behind the book in wholesale fashion. I respect Mr. LeBoutillier, but the following statement from his latest article on Klien’s book alarms me:
Over frequent lunches with our mutual friend, famed TV reporter Liz Trotta, a Columbia Journalism School classmate of Klein’s from 40 years ago, we have been discussing the Hillary project from its conception, through the hiring of his research assistants to the actual interview process whereby Klein talked to almost 100 people close to Hillary, going back to the 1960s.
Was LeBoutillier aware of the more tawdry, intrusive section(s) of Klein’s work on Mrs. Clinton? If so, I think he ought to be far less effusive in his praise. LeBoutillier goes on to laud Klein’s journalistic and literary pedigree, ostensibly to elevate the repute of his latest book on Hillary Clinton. Sorry, John, but if Klein has indeed included the contents alluded to on the Drudge Report, then the book is disreputable, and it deserves to fail.
Whatever Klein’s accomplishments as a writer, however accurate the rest of his book’s contents may be, it will all be overshadowed by what Drudge is reporting tonight if it proves true. Here’s why, according to the Scriptures:
“He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.” -Proverbs 11:13
“He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets; therefore, do not associate with a gossip.” -Proverbs 20:19
As far as the Bible is concerned, gossip is utterly despicable. A little folly, Mssrs. Klein and LeBoutillier, outweighs much wisdom. That’s why the accusations of Klein’s participation in a “right-wing conspiracy” will ring true, even if they are genuinely hollow. And Klein’s work will be deservedly rejected by the masses as a result.
aka The MonT-SteR