February 23, 2009
Bill Moyers, Hypocrisy Incarnate
Even at coercively funded PBS, no one crawls with their belly lower to the ground than moonbat propagandist Bill Moyers, the utterly unhinged liberal twit who as noted earlier has furtively raked in over $20 million of taxpayer money through the malignancy known as public broadcasting. Moyers was a top thug in the same LBJ administration that featured anti-American gadfly Ramsey Clark as Attorney General, orchestrating the disgraceful 1964 campaign against Barry Goldwater. The Wall Street Journal highlights some new revelations regarding his relationship with J. Edgar Hoover in those days:
Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Washington Post has obtained a few of the former FBI director's secret files. According to a Thursday front-page story, Hoover was "consumed" with exposing a (nonexistent) relationship between a gay photographer and Jack Valenti, the late film industry lobbyist who was then an aide to Lyndon Johnson. Hoover's M.O. was to amass incriminating personal information as political blackmail.
But as the Post reports in passing, the dossier also reveals that Mr. Moyers — then a special assistant to LBJ — requested in 1964 that Hoover's G-men "investigate two other administration figures who were 'suspected as having homosexual tendencies.'"
This isn't the first time Mr. Moyers's name has come up in connection with Hoover's abuse of office. When Laurence Silberman, now a federal appeals judge, was acting Attorney General in 1975, he was obliged to read Hoover's secret files in their entirety in preparation for testimony before Congress — and as far as we know remains one of the only living officials to have done so. "It was the single worst experience of my long governmental service," he wrote in these pages in 2005.
Amid "bits of dirt on figures such as Martin Luther King," Judge Silberman found a 1964 memo from Mr. Moyers directing Hoover's agents to investigate Barry Goldwater's campaign staff for evidence of homosexual activity. A few weeks before, an LBJ aide named Walter Jenkins had been arrested in a men's bathroom, and Mr. Silberman wrote that Mr. Moyers and his boss evidently wanted leverage in the event Goldwater tried to use the liaison against them. (He didn't, as it happened.)
Once again we see that right vs. left is really more a matter of high vs. low. The WSJ further notes:
Memories are short in Washington, and Mr. Moyers has gone on to promote himself as a political moralist, routinely sermonizing about what he claims are abuses of power by his ideological enemies. Since 9/11, he has been particularly intense in criticizing President Bush for his antiterror policies, such as warrantless wiretapping against al Qaeda.
Yet the historical record suggests that when Mr. Moyers was in a position of actual power, he was complicit in FBI dirt-digging against U.S. citizens solely for political purposes.
A devastating argument against socialized media can be made in two words: Bill Moyers.
On a tip from Varla.
Posted by Van Helsing at February 23, 2009 10:22 AM
What pisses me off is that I have to pay for this sanctimonious prick to pontificate his liberal crap!
Posted by: Shooter1001 at February 23, 2009 10:39 AM
he and opb are so full of crap!
Posted by: gomergirl at February 23, 2009 12:30 PM
I quit watching that wretched PBS becuase of those annoying pledge breaks i mean PBS should be totaly eliminated
Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at February 23, 2009 12:44 PM
Moyers was probably just looking for a date...
And I agree with all above. Having to pay for PBS to spout its leftist drivel infuriates me.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 23, 2009 1:47 PM
Is there any money in the porkulus bill to buy Moyers a closet full of jumpsuits, a Buick and a lifelong membership in a Florida country club?
Posted by: Graycat at February 23, 2009 1:49 PM
At least 1/2 of their schedule consists of slavery/poverty/Africa shows and most of the remainder is lefty enviro stuff.
At the risk of seeming uncharitable, after having this 'poor' blacks and 'poor' Africa crap drilled into me for 30 years and then being called a coward by Clinton's sycophant 'boy' I really don't give a rat's ass about any one of those MUTTS (Obama's word, not mine)here or in Africa.
Posted by: Shooter1001 at February 23, 2009 1:57 PM
Its just that us liberals can't stand having fast talking salesmen (and women) bullshit, jiving, bla bla (otherwise known as commercial interludes) ours and out childrens heads and all day ...like say in Rupert Murdoch's Empire TV Propaganda Land, (though I must watch the Simsons). I know... your going to say "but how will you know what to want and fear?"
I guess you people must be special and can take it without turning into brain dead consumers of the next big thing or BS fear monger story... or ....er uh... maybe not. Oops, too much truthieness.
Posted by: Anonymous at February 23, 2009 2:24 PM
Certainly, ANONY, just like PBS DOESN'T air the "global warming" hysteria that you suck up.
Posted by: KHarn at February 23, 2009 3:28 PM
It's pretty hard to take seriously someone who can't even spell "The Simpsons" correctly.
Posted by: Anonymous at February 23, 2009 3:36 PM
Public school product says: Its [sic] just that us [sic] liberals can't stand having fast talking salesmen (and women) bullshit, jiving, bla bla (otherwise known as commercial interludes) ours and out [sic] childrens [sic] heads and all day ...like [sic] say in Rupert Murdoch's Empire TV Propaganda Land, (though I must watch the Simsons [sic]). I know... your [sic] going to say "but how will you know what to want and fear?"
Let me translate into English: "It's just that we liberals can't stand having fast-talking salesmen (and women) bullshit, jiving, bla bla (otherwise known as commercial interludes) ...unintelligible gibberish ...childrens' heads all day ...as say in Rupert Murdoch's Empire TV Propaganda Land, (though I must watch the Simpsons). I know... you're going to say "but how will you know what to want and fear?"
Hiring English speakers to correct your grammar, syntax, and spelling would provide plenty of stimulus for the economy.
But to the "substance" of your point, such as it is: if you can't stand fast-talking bullshitters jiving you, why did you vote for one?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 23, 2009 4:00 PM
Turning on the TV will automatically send you bottom feeding... in the company of Moyers or whatever. A parasite like Moyers probably would have self-destructed had he not found like company in PBS. But Life at the TV is the lowest form of existence so naturally it's where Moyers lives along with such lothesome things like The View and their condemned audiences, Opera, or dozens of other intestinal assortments splayed out for your gaping pleasures.
If you saw that "interview" between Joy Behar and Ann Coulter, you saw a perfect juxtaposition between TV and books... (beast and beauty, blithering and wit, malignancy and grace....pulsatile body odor and cool).
I think one has to ask: Are all those ballgames and the Simpsons really worth exposure to the disease of television? After all, this is where the cancerous Moyers and other liberal trenchmouths metastasize. The traitor Ramsey Clark did not have a career in TV and was compelled to genuflect to the Ayatollah Khomeni and later on to other terrorists, in order to maintain his liberal credentials. But he ultimately deteriorated into obscurity.
Maybe with so many other highlighting options through the web, someday only the feeblest minds (read: Liberal) will attach themselves to that damnable box.
Posted by: Liberal at February 23, 2009 7:17 PM