Thursday, December 20, 2007

ABC News Tattles On Hillary Clinton

ABC reporter: Mom! Mom! Hillary's set up two attack sites to get Obama!

Mom: Oh honey, not that Hillary business again. Can't you see I'm busy.

ABC reporter: But Mom, she put up two web sites, not one, but two!

Mom: Obama can take of himself.

ABC reporter: But Mom, she's being mean to Obama.

Mom: Now honey, Obama's fine. This is politics dear.

ABC reporter: But they're "attack" sites.

Mom: Well what do they say?

ABC reporter: Well, well, nothing yet. But she's gonna say it, Mom. We just know it!

Mom: How do you know this?

ABC reporter: Cause she's always mean to Obama. Didn't you hear her? We know you heard her.

Mom: Now dear, Obama can take care of himself, after all, this is politics.

ABC reporter: Mom, you never listen.
ABC News has learned that the campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has registered the names of two Web sites with the express goal of attacking her chief rival, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

It's the first time this election cycle a presidential campaign has launched a Web site with the express purpose of of launching serious criticisms on a rival. and are domains hosted by the same IP address as official Clinton Web sites, such, which was launched with much fanfare this week. The Clinton campaign intends to use these new Web sites to paint Obama as cowardly. and are domains hosted by the same IP address as official Clinton Web sites, such, which was launched with much fanfare this week.
According to ABC news Hillary has set up two websites with the intent to "attack" Obama. Even though, according to the same story, neither sites contain any material. So, in essence, without any content, the web sites have been deemed "attack" sites.

This story verges on "tattletalism."

The question could be raised: will the public begin to feel sorry for Hillary because of these types of "tattle tales" which are obviously written to with the intent to inflame.

What's the story here: Hillary has two blank websites.

The reporter maintains that Hillary's specific intent for these two websites is to "attack" Obama. When the eventual content is revealed the question of what constitutes an "attack" will then be able to be addressed.

Lately the word, "attack," has been used as a catch-all. Persons running for office should be able to criticize their opponents record. The blogosphere has become an essential tool for candidates to get their message out, and yes, to criticize their opponents. If an opponent cannot take the slings and arrows of their fellow candidates how well will they handle the job if elected?

This story is based on "intent" based on supposition. In the end, we're left wondering just what the "intent" of this story was.

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