In the last day a very interesting story has emerged.
It seems the Democratic National Committee has set its sights on continuing its “war on women” bit by attacking both Rush Limbaugh and the Daily Caller, as seen here in the DC, here in Politico and here in Mediaite.
Rush and Daily Caller reporter Patrick Howley (a former colleague here at The American Spectator) are certainly capable of defending themselves, as they have both done today in their respective venues.
But the DNC has raised a very interesting subject when its deputy communications director Lily Adams said this in a letter posted on the DNC website:
You know Rush Limbaugh’s comment was flat-out wrong. I know it was wrong. And I’d bet even Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus can recognize it was wrong. Join me and ask the RNC to stop enabling Rush Limbaugh and those like him whose rhetoric encourages or condones sexual harassment.
Well now. This certainly raises a few questions.
So I have taken the liberty of sending an e-mail to Ms. Adams, reprinted below. I will keep our readers posted on her response.
Dear Ms. Adams:
This is Jeff Lord of The American Spectator.
In light of your recent attacks on Rush Limbaugh and Daily Caller reporter Patrick Howley that their recent show and column respectively “encourages or condones sexual harassment” — demanding that the RNC “stop enabling Rush Limbaugh and those like him” — I have some questions.
• A woman named Juanita Broaddrick (as reported here at the time by then-Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz) went on NBC to quite specifically and graphically accuse then-President Clinton of raping her. Ms. Broaddrick was a Clinton supporter when the attack occurred.
“In a gripping account punctuated by sobs, the Arkansas woman told ‘Dateline NBC’ that in her Little Rock hotel room, Clinton suddenly ‘turned me around and started kissing me, and that was a real shock. I first pushed him away. I just told him “no.”…. He tries to kiss me again. He starts biting on my lip.… And then he forced me down on the bed. I just was very frightened. I tried to get away from him. I told him “no.”… He wouldn’t listen to me.’”
• President Clinton has admitted to lying about his sexual harassment of Arkansas state employee Paula Jones, for which he lost his license to practice law.
• A Clinton supporter named Kathleen Willey accused the President of groping her in the Oval Office.
• The Washington Post, in this news story, reports of a book by journalists Jeff Gerth and Don Van Atta (Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton) in which the two well-respected mainstream journalists write that “during her husband’s 1992 campaign, a team she oversaw hired a private investigator to undermine Gennifer Flowers ‘until she is destroyed.’”
In light of these shocking disclosures and your recent demands, some questions:
1. Will the DNC apologize for giving President Clinton such a prominent role in the 2012 campaign?
2. Will the DNC be issuing a statement from you or Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz that forthrightly condemns Mrs. Clinton and demand an apology for her?
3. If either of the Clintons are involved in fundraising events that have benefitted the DNC either past, present or will do so in the future, will the DNC return those funds and apologize to the American people for accepting money raised by a man accused of rape and serial sexual harassment/assault, and a woman who was reported by reputable journalists to have hired a private investigator to “destroy” a woman who was having an affair with her husband?
You have indeed raised an interesting subject.
I will be publishing this e-mail to you and look forward to publishing your response in full. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks so much,
The American Spectator