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1995 Memo: Clinton Admin Feared Internet's Ability to Democratize News 3 Years Before Drudge Bombshell

Three years before Matt Drudge changed the world and how news would be consumed, President Bill Clinton's White House feared that the Internet was allowing average citizens, especially conservatives, to bypass legacy gatekeepers and access information that had previously been denied to them by the mainstream press.

The infamous 1995 "conspiracy commerce memo" tried to demonize and discredit alternative media outlets on the right to mainstream media organizations and D.C. establishment figures.

The memo notes that the "Internet has become one of the major and most dynamic modes of communication" and "can link people, groups and organizations together instantly."

"Moreover, it allows an extraordinary amount of unregulated data and information to be located in one area and available to all," the memo states. "The right wing has seized upon the Internet as a means of communicating its ideas to people. Moreover, evidence exists that Republican staffers surf the Internet, interacting with extremists in order to exchange ideas and information.”

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Seem's like most politicians

I mean very few.. seem to honor the truth anymore.
what I don't get is Clinton looks right at everyone lies and still is in anyone's conversion like he is some kind of hero.

I mean if your a young boy wanting to take advantage of women I can see how you may look at his ability to lie.

But to accept him as any kind of a leader make you worry about your fellow humans ability to THINK!

But how about Mr.Transparent lock whistle-blowers up "O" stop the truth before more start to use it lets stay in the fantasy world where the elite can keep screwing the bottom 99.99%

But to not get that the two party thing is broken and unlimited money for one Political party over another is just broken, and discount Ron Paul is just wrong.

Old old value.. I guess the new old is broken.

Just want what seems to be missing, Truth and Justice for ALL
What is fraud except creating “value” from nothing and passing it off as something?

Hey, A Pittsburgher POS - Richard Mellon Scaife

The memo talks about the media frenzy, the blow back strategy, and slams outlets unfavorable to the Clinton White House as "sources without credibility" before calling Richard Mellon Scaife the "vanguard" of the conspiracy movement that spread stories and "theories" about Jennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, and Vince Foster.

“Scaife along with a handful of other wealthy individuals and foundations use their power to control the Republican Party's agenda and viewpoints," the memo says. "Scaife, in particular, is one of the major backers of Newt Gingrich. Interestingly enough, Gingrich's views on Vince Foster seemed to dovetail with Scaife's following Scaife's pumping of thousands of dollars into Gingrich's GOPAC's coffers."