|About Don Imus|
|Wednesday, 10 February 1999|
Page 3 of 6
Hatch began to talk about Newsweek's Michael Isikoff, and said he thinks that a lot of these leaks are coming from the witnesses themselves – then attacks Anne Lewis and James Carville: "They blame everybody but themselves."
This is a Hatch leak! Of course he's talked to Starr or someone real close to him, and probably every day since the Lewinsky allegations broke.
Hatch continued: "Starr is a very practical, very honest, down to earth guy... considered by everyone as a great guy..."
This was the single most outrageous statement by Hatch, and Imus just let it go – something that bothers us. Starr has conducted more than 50 public interviews during his $60 million "investigation" of Clinton, and is not clawing at a sex scandal as proof of his genius. C'mon. "A very honest guy?" True to himself, perhaps. A man who takes millions from Big Tobacco, the President's biggest corporate enemy, and also accepts a chair at Pepperdine funded by billionaire Clinton Hater Richard Mellon Scaife, who backs maniacs like Chris Ruddy and Dan Burton, who believe Hillary and Bill Clinton had their best friend, Vince Foster, murdered. How someone as savvy as Imus lets Hatch get away with this caca de toro is unexplainable, except to come to the conclusion that Imus has jointed the Clinton-bashing team. Subtle, but effective.
"We'll play one of these things," says Imus – then he goes to an Alan Freed clip and doesn't.
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