Former Edwards advisor, Joe Trippi has been happy to play the part of the hapless Fox Democrat for some time now, but once in a while he gets a chance to make some good points to counter whatever the narrative of the day is on the network, and this Sunday was one of those occasions.
Trippi appeared along with former Bushie, Mercedes Schlapp and The Hill's Bob Cusack to discuss the latest Clinton fishing expedition over the Clinton Foundation donations, which we've already discussed ad nauseum here. When Kurtz asked him what he thought about the fact that it's been The New York Times and the Washington Post going after Clinton and not just right-wing outlets like Fox, Trippi responded by asking the obvious question everyone should be asking if we're supposed to believe this dust up over this uranium deal.
TRIPPI: I actually think we have a lack of depth of coverage on this, because one of the things that I don't see anybody reporting on is, for any of this to be true you have... who bribed the eight departments in the U.S. government? Who bribed the Utah regulator?
KURTZ: When you talk about other departments, just to clarify, this is including the State Department, you had Treasury and all these other agencies that had to approve this thing, for example, the uranium nuclear deal.
TRIPPI: Right, so assuming there was something wrong with this company getting twenty percent of the uranium and giving it to Russia and all this kind of stuff, assuming that was true and then, what, were the Clintons, and what I mean by this is I didn't see The New York Times or Washington Post, anybody contacting any of those other departments trying to follow this story in that direction.
Because if this is true, it's much bigger than... all these people did this so that Bill Clinton could get the $500 thousand speech, it could have happened, but....
KURTZ: Politics is also about appearances (crosstalk)
TRIPPI: Chris Wallace... that's something they'll have to deal with.
Kurtz went onto say that Chris Wallace did ask Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer about just that, and showed a portion of that interview. And he made sure he changed the subject with where no one on the panel was going to answer Trippi's question. The best response they could come up with is, well, it looks bad.
The Clintons have some questions to answer about their failure to disclose some of these donations as they agreed to do when Hillary Clinton accepted her position as Secretary of State, but these media outlets have got a lot to answer for as well. They're all chasing this story when there are nothing but holes in it from day one and doing their best to conflate donations to a charity with those of the Super PACS to give Republicans cover for their billionaire bucks.