Posner, the Propagandist
by DCDave

No, not that one. There's another one out there. Check this out:

"The true 'Clinton haters' are only the fringe of the considerable opposition to him, but a fringe that bled into and in the eyes of many contaminated the investigation and prosecution of his suspected crimes. The fringe has beliefs best described as paranoid fantasies such as that Vince Foster, the Deputy White House Counsel who committed suicide early in Clinton's first term, was murdered because he knew too much about the Clintons' complicity in Whitewater crimes; that Clinton when Governor of Arkansas had operated an international drug-trafficking ring from a secret airport in the state; that Clinton is or was a cocaine addict and as a result has had to have surgery on his nose (cocaine destroys the septum); and that his supporters regularly murder anyone who might reveal his illegalities to the world. In or near the fringe is the wealthy philanthropist, Richard Mellon Scaife, who has financed investigations into whether Vince Foster was murdered. (That Foster was murdered is the core, the defining, belief of the Clinton haters.)"

--Richard A. Posner, An Affair of State, The Investigation, Impeachment, and Trial of President Clinton. Harvard University Press, 1999, pp. 62-63

Do we need any more evidence of the corruption of our institutions? How would you like to have the man who penned those lines of pure, unadulterated propaganda passing judgment over you in a court of law or deciding whether you pass or fail in a law school class? Richard A. Posner is a noted legal scholar with many books and articles to his credit. He is also the chief judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (See Judge Richard A. Posner), but when it comes to the matter of the highest ranking federal official since President Kennedy to die a suspicious, violent death, all he has to offer is childish name-calling and the brazen dragging of red herrings.

As a learned legal professional he would certainly know that we are not dealing in "beliefs" here, but a very large body of evidence that simply has to be swept under the rug or the government would fall. So he does his part by sweeping most vigorously. He can get by with characterizing the charges of the doubters of the official government/press line with respect to the worst of the scandals as "paranoid fantasies" because the news of the existence of the Clarke/Knowlton addendum to the Starr Report on Foster has been completely suppressed, as has a lot of other important news. You can read the addendum by clicking on "attached evidence" at FBICOVER-UP.COM to see what they are keeping from you. Judge Posner certainly knows all about it, but he writes with the smug assurance that most of you are ignorant. Tyrants have always liked it best that way.

David Martin
September 8, 1999

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