Sponsored Content




Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!



Sponsored Content: GenBiz GenBiz GenBiz

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups





























































« David Brooks: "The Obama Administration Has Been Remarkably Scandal-Free" | Main | Big? Rumor Says Scientists Have Finally Detected Elusive "Gravitational Waves" »
February 09, 2016

In 2009, Hillary Clinton's Press Handler Philip Reines Demanded that Marc Ambinder Describe One of Her Speeches as "Muscular" In Exchange For an Early Transcript Of It

Gawker looks through Hillary's emails and finds why Hillary gets good press -- because she actually blackmails people into it, and then forbids them from saying they were blackmailed.


And no, I'm not making that up -- in the email in which Reines demands that Ambinder characterize her remarks as "muscular" (as well as demanding he note the heavy-hitters she's delivering the speech to, to, I assume, further suggest that Hillary is a Powerfully Strong Woman), his first demand is that Ambinder not say he was "blackmailed" into any of this.

Well, don't take my word for it. Here's the email:


Incredible.

And did Ambinder (then working as the politics director of The Atlantic) deliver?

You bet he did, folks. You bet he did.

Hillary Clinton's "Smart Power" Breaks Through



MARC AMBINDER JUL 15, 2009

When you think of President Obama's foreign policy, think of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. That's the message behind a muscular speech that Clinton is set to deliver today to the Council on Foreign Relations. The staging gives a clue to its purpose: seated in front of Clinton, subordinate to Clinton, in the first row, will be three potentially rival power centers: envoys Richard Holbrooke and George Mitchell, and National Security Council senior director Dennis Ross.

Reines specifically demanded that last bit, that Ambinder mention that the staging was not a coincidence, and sent a message.

Ambinder provides his own word -- "clue" -- so, see, he wrote this himself!

He does not mention he was blackmailed into writing precisely these words.

So, she got the trifecta.






Recent Comments
m: "884 What devilry is this? Awakened out of deep dre ..."

Lucy's Psychiatric Help 5 cents [/i]: " [i]What devilry is this? Awakened out of deep dr ..."

Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM): " Garland suffers from Post Traumatic Aborted Appo ..."

Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM): " What devilry is this? Awakened out of deep dream ..."

Wolfus Aurelius [/i] [/b]: "Decided to have my Friday pipe this afternoon afte ..."

Divide by Zero [/i]: " Claiming to still have 'integrity' after conduct ..."

m: "“I will not stand by silently when their int ..."

m: "“I will not stand by silently when their int ..."

All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace : "877 Tonight's challenge is to use the words 'pant ..."

Wolfus Aurelius [/i] [/b]: "Morning, all! The jury is still out on whether th ..."

Divide by Zero [/i]: " Tonight's challenge is to use the words 'panty r ..."

Skip : "Or I'm here to talk about what I can't talk about ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64