By Charles P. Pierce
Now it seems that ABC is determined to revive its role from the days of Whitewater in connection to Benghazi, Benghazi!, BENGHAZI! We discussed the other day how one ABC producer became a main conduit for the puke funnel that led from Arkansas con-men to the Whitewater special prosecutor to ABC to the American public. Now, it seems, we must all be shocked — SHOCKED! — that The Talking Points may have gone through several iterations before they went out on The Sunday Showz — where everybody is under oath and subject to the pains and penalties of perjury, especially Dick Cheney when he talked about Mohammad Atta’s frolicking around Prague.
Media Matters puts paid to most of this latest fauxtrage, mainly by demonstrating that there is absolutely nothing new in ABC’s “exclusive.” But it is becoming increasingly clear to me now that B, B!, B! is further along towards being an actual infotainment miniseries than I thought it was. May sweeps are coming, and then the news doldrums of high summer, and that’s when the Whitewater hearings began to multiply back in the day. I honestly believed this particular nothingburger was fed to the hounds last fall. But with Jodi Arias just about finished, and the Tsarnaevs bumped off the radar by the Cleveland case, which will die in a month until when and if there’s a trial, I can see a very long few months of “exclusive” parsing of who said what to whom and when, and when will we get all the facts, and Rule Of Law, and all of it over the preposterous notion that anyone takes The Sunday Showz seriously except John McCain. It will not all be on the Fox News Channel, either. The puke funnel has many outlets.