Former Secretary of Education and CNN contributor William Bennett joins the ranks of those seeking to deflect attention away from the News Corp phone hacking scandal by comparing the scandal to WikiLeaks. He also joins a cadre of people, who are using the scandal to whip up hysteria about the “unethical” conduct of the press in America when it comes to coverage of national security matters.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday July 21, 2011 6:00 am|
|By: Swopa Friday February 4, 2011 8:00 pm|
Hopefully, you’ve been too busy in recent weeks following real news — like the ongoing events in Egypt — to have heard about someone’s lame attempt to relive the Clinton years by writing a gossipy pseudo-biographical novel about Barack Obama.
|By: Michael Whitney Friday September 24, 2010 12:35 pm|
America’s first Drug Czar and conservative commentator Bill Bennett penned an op-ed for CNN.com in which he suggests that Showtime’s series “Weeds” is “damaging,” and “would never be aired” if “our country was making a serious assault on drug abuse.” But Bennett’s crazy doesn’t stop there. He co-authored the piece with Alexandra Datig, a business, political campaign, and real estate consultant, recovering addict, and Prop 19 opponent whose website, NipItInTheBud2010.org, suggests that legalizing marijuana is “un-American,” puts “our national security at risk” and compares legalization to 9/11.