It looks as though this Site has scooped the entire media world.
Below is a Comment I posted on August 4, 2009, the day that President Clinton freed two American journalists from a North Korean prison and flew them back home to freedom in the USA.
Below my Posting is an article dated August 7, 2009 by Joe Conason of Salon confirming everything I said on August 4, and backing it up with lots of Chapter and Verse:
1. CJP Posting on August 4, 2009:
"North Korean media say Kim Jong Il has pardoned two American journalists and ordered their release during former President Bill Clinton’s visit, AP reports.
Matt McKenna, spokesman for former President Bill Clinton, announced at 7:27 p.m. ET: 'President Clinton has safely left North Korea with Laura Ling and Euna Lee. They are en route to Los Angeles where Laura and Euna will be reunited with their families.' "
This is terrible news for Conservatives. The Cons will be sorely distressed that we did not nuke North Korea back into the Stone Ages before securing the release of these two American journalists.
What appeasement we were guilty of. What weakness shown by Obama. What secret deals we must have entered into.
Listen to Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Savage, Coulter, and the entire Right-Wing Media Klan tomorrow and you'll learn what an awful political disaster was committed by Obama and the Clintons. The secret hands of Jeremiah Wright, William Ayres and Professor Gates can clearly be seen in this back alley deal.
Today, Laura and Euna are free again. Tomorrow the Right-Wing Lunatic fringe takes to the airwaves again. Be sure to tune in to Fox News and all the other Far Right Crazies to get your red-hot serving of the latest Right-Wing Lunacy.
2. Excerpts from Joe Conason article in Salon on August 7, 2009:
"Here was an effort that exemplified the best of America -- a society that values the lives of its citizens enough to send a former head of state, with all the power of government behind him, to the aid of two women in distress. Here was a happy reunion, bringing wives home to their husbands and a mother back to her little girl, that surely uplifted the spirit of anyone who actually believes in family values. Here was a moment of pride and joy.
But not for Gordon Liddy, the demented felon and radio bigot who cackled about "Ling Ling and Wee Wee being locked up for nine hours in an airplane with Bill Clinton." Not for Rush Limbaugh, the obsessive guttersnipe who wondered aloud whether Clinton "hit on those two female journalists on the long flight home." Not for Andrea Peyser, the curdled tabloid columnist who insisted that "the whole shebang was nakedly scripted and staged as a device to help rehabilitate the image of former President Bill Clinton" (and who neglected to mention that Clinton did not speak to the eagerly waiting press corps and has given not a single interview on the North Korea mission). Not for Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who predictably seized on Clinton's mission as an opportunity for gratuitous and ugly insults to his wife, weirdly imagining that the prisoner release was "some clever North Korean revenge plot, giving the limelight to Daddy to punish Mommy."
Consider the reaction of the former president’s former advisor Dick Morris, who still pontificates on the Fox News Channel airwaves as a Clinton expert, although he hasn’t spoken with either of them for more than 10 years. Denouncing Clinton’s trip as "awful" and "ridiculous," he suggested with a sickening grin that Ling and Lee should instead have been left to "live with the consequences of their acts" -- essentially a death sentence in a hard labor camp. (Is that what any Fox commentator would say in the unlikely event that any of their colleagues had the guts to try to report on life in North Korea -- and got arrested?)
John Podhoretz didn’t go quite that far in Commentary, but he too felt deeply disturbed by Clinton’s achievement. As a "journalist" who spends most of his life watching television and eating ice cream, he felt moved to mock Ling and Lee for seeking to expose the dark side of the North Korean regime -- and to throw in a few bitter words about Al Gore for employing them at Current TV. If that sounds bizarre coming from a self-styled hard-liner, it is simply another symptom of the mental imbalance induced in some people by the sight of Clinton (and Gore).
Finally there are the "serious" commentators, most notably former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, the former diplomat best known for disdaining diplomacy and rattling the atomic saber until he was mercifully relieved of public responsibilities. In him the syndrome’s most noticeable effect is a severe case of amnesia. On the pages of the Washington Post, he complained that despite "decades of bipartisan U.S. rhetoric about not negotiating with terrorists for the release of hostages, it seems that the Obama administration not only chose to negotiate, but to send a former president to do so." Leaving aside the question of whether this situation in any way fits that description, Bolton has clearly forgotten the Iran-Contra affair, when his colleagues in the Reagan administration, all the way up to and including the president, negotiated with Iran’s leaders to release hostages in exchange for deadly missiles -- violating statute and policy. He also seems to have forgotten how he tried to help cover up that outrage as an assistant attorney general."
Three days later, and everything I Posted on August 4th is fully confirmed. These Right-Wing media flacks are so totally predictable, aren't they?