Just ahead of a possible Hillary run for the presidency, the Clinton Library released a new load of documents from President Bill Clinton’s years in the White House. One of those documents attempts to explain Hillary’s “vast right-wing conspiracy” claim in which the Clinton administration accused Republican staffers of colluding with “extremists” on the Internet to hurt the Clintons.
On January 27, 1998, Hillary Clinton appeared on NBC’s Today Show. During her interview with Matt Lauer, she claimed that a “vast right-wing conspiracy” had been trying to destroy her husband “since the day he announced for president.”
That interview drew a lot of raised eyebrows and became a joke for years afterward. Hillary’s accusation became such a hot-button issue that Clinton’s White House felt it had to defend itself and drew up a full 28-page report to “prove” that there was, indeed, a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” This conspiracy was brewing, supposedly, among conservative think tanks, in conservative newspapers, and on that newfangled Internet thing, as all were colluding with the GOP to undermine the President.
The report, titled “Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce,” was intended to pinpoint who was behind “all this” and which “right-wing publications” were involved. It also tried to explain “the Internet influence.”
Interestingly, every method used by this “right-wing conspiracy” that the Clinton White House complained about in this report was to be later used by Clinton supporters, such as Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta and conservative apostate-turned-liberal-extremist David Brock, to attack and destroy anyone on the center-right.
It is as if the left-wing attack machine with which we are all so familiar used this report as a blueprint to birth its own efforts at “conspiracy commerce.”
The report showed that the Clintonistas were particularly upset about the Internet, blaming the web for “bouncing” negative Clinton stories “all over the world.”