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February 17, 2013

Your view: Letters to the editor


For his actions throughout a robust investigation into this affair, combined with claims from other women, in December 1998, Clinton was brought up for impeachment on two charges — obstruction of justice and perjury. A very close vote kept the chastised Clinton barely and celibately in the Oval Office.

Through Watergate and the Clinton affair, the reputations of Nixon and Clinton, along with already questionable judgment and integrity, suffered largely.

However, no Americans were murdered, no terrorist involvement was suggested, no international political positions were compromised. But media watchdogs did their jobs. Did I mention that no Americans were murdered?

The Obama administration knew within hours of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi that the attack was terrorist, planned, and without demonstration as context. In short, nothing was “spontaneous.” The administration lied. The lies were delivered by Susan Rice. The face and fixture of the administration is Barack Obama. He knew.

The news agencies that are supposed to investigate, probe, inquire on behalf of the people cowered in the face of duty, fearful that doing their jobs might get them removed from the administration.

We hurtle toward totalitarianism with little commentary and in growing darkness.

Barry McCloskey


Brown’s Fox gig mars future candidacy

To the editor:

Scott Brown is getting a job at Fox? What a surprise.

Fox is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who of course has a lot of interests that the federal government (and just about every other government on the planet) regulates and otherwise oversees. Obviously as well, Murdoch and his family are very rich, too, and want to pay as little of that in taxes as possible.

Fox gives high-paying jobs to a lot of out-of-work politicians, not just here but also in other countries, many of whom will doubtless hold high office again, perhaps including Brown himself.

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