In the mid-’90s, President Bill Clinton received a report about the Internet, or as the report puts it, the “Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce.” In particular, the report warns of the growing influence of the GOP online:

The internet has become one of the major and most dynamic modes of communication. The internet 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 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.

The report, available from the Clinton Library,  also details the “media food chain,” part of which relies on leaking stories to British tabloids, which are then picked up by American news media. Of concern: Paula Jones, Whitewater, Gennifer Flowers, Sally Perdue, the Arkansas state troopers and other products of the “right-wing media conspiracy theory industry.”

 

  • Richard J Sunkle

    Cry havoc and let slip the tweets of war.

    • mickeyco

      clever

    • rennyangel2

      terrific

  • http://twitter.com/THE_DAILY_BLEAT VACUOUS CIPHER

    Then he found the porn sites and forgot all about it.

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      “Hey Monica, get over here so I can try this thing I saw on the internet!!”

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        To paraphrase an exchange from the South Park movie:

        “Bill? If you were in a German ‘scheisse’ video, you… you’d tell me, right?”
        “Sure, Hillary.”

  • Maxx

    No tear shed here. The left has owned the three major networks and the majority of printed press for decades.

    • Perry

      That’s what he knew. They decided what news would be shown, and which wouldn’t. They didn’t like the internet, they HATE it now, which is why Congress is trying to get “hate speech” legislation passed so they can stifle radio and the internet.

      • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

        Because anything that might shed light on the failures of Democrats is a threat to their agenda. How can they promote the next economy crushing policy if people are pissed about the current one?

        • Suzyqpie

          Bingo, Blow back from 0bamaCare is exactly why democrats will not put their economy crushing global warming tax legislation on the table. That all-nighter stunt a couple of weeks ago, exactly that, a stunt.

      • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        My mother opined that Obama said Obamacare is affordable if people got rid of their cable and smart phones solely in the belief that if people got news online or through Fox news, they’d be more easily controlled and bamboozled again.

      • rennyangel2

        That’s also why they hate Beck and Fox. Can’t let the free market or ideas actually work.

    • Fairfax51

      And they are all losing viewers to the net…..ya gotta love the pendulum.

  • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

    Which is why the left is pushing for censorship…

  • waltermitty2012

    Bill – “You mean I can use the Internet to look for interns. Cool.”

    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1307761147/ Don Meaker

      Bill had state troopers find women for him. Another way the internet takes advantage away from the powerful

  • DG

    The Left is just ticked off because while they were concentrating on taking over the Main Stream Media and Major News Outlets on T.V., those of us on the right found Talk Radio and the Internet. Their power was usurped in a brilliantly executed coup.

    Free Speech always finds an outlet.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      This was about the same time Clinton tried to blame Rush Limbaugh personally for McVeigh and Oklahoma City..

      When the left began the meme, all conservative criticism of democrats was hate speech that inspired terrorists…

      a rule they never applied to themselves when during Bush’s terms they openly fantasized about shooting Bush… even wrote a broadway play about it…

      the thing.. McVeigh never was a Rush fan, just the opposite.. but Al Qaeda in Iraq openly used democrat anti-war propaganda, especially their fondness for calling our troops monsters who targeted civilians, torturers,…. yeah Al Qaeda had a field day with democrat hyperbole…

      but the left calls any… ANY criticism from us hate speech.

  • NixTyranny

    “Republican staffers surf the internet, interacting with extremists”

    There is no such thing as an extremist in the Democrat Party as far as they are concerned because extremism is the norm for them.

    • Maureen

      They are scary enough, but can you imagine what Democrats would consider an extreme Democrat?

      • NixTyranny

        Maybe former bomber Bill Ayers, King Barack’s friend? No, guess not. He’s just a mainstream Dem now that I think about it.

  • DG

    Thank God for the Internet and the Right’s ability to recognize it’s future usefulness.

    And Thank God for Al Gore inventing the internet……right? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4zyjLyBp64

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    So Bill Clinton doesn’t approve of Free Speech for Republicans either? No shock here.

  • WhoDat

    He was a CISPA proponent all those years ago, it seems.

  • BoscoBolt

    Some things never change; democrats have been waging war against America and denigrating Americans for generations.

  • twinx

    Dumbass.

  • Chuck Vipperman

    The internet has proven to be the Democratization of information. Those who prefer control over information are still not too keen on it.

  • dovndce

    Al “Lock Box” Gore must be incensed the GOP has seized his creation for their own purposes.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I’ll bet Bubba really chewed out Al Gore for inventing the Internet.

    • AT

      Stole my post. Get out of my brain! 😉

      • PJ in Texas

        But its so roomy in there

        • AT

          That’s not true. I’ve rented out most of it to alcohol.

          • PJ in Texas

            Is there enough for me to have a swig?

  • EastValleyConservative

    He has no idea how many people support Paula Jones. :)

  • Bob

    Thank God for the internet. It has allowed conservatives to work around the leftist gatekeepers in the so-called Main Stream Media, helping to break their propagandistic stranglehold on the flow of information to the nation.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    A Major Megalomaniac’s Obsession is their Chronic Leftist Extreme Fear of That Which They Are Unable To Control.

    Live Free!!!

    We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
    OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
    (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • Zach Smith

    The internet 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.

    There is nothing scarier to a liberal than unregulated data and information.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      That is the absolute truth. And the 0’Dictator Marxist Separatist Megalomaniac revolutionary is reeling with all his handicaps, because he’s up against a KGB agent that is still a extremist authoritarian-communist brut, whom wanted to be the World Ruler, too… 0’s job is enjoined under more than just with the auspices of the Open Society Foundation’s-Soros money, Steyer’s Money, Other Money/FRB, etc. and Communize, Totalitarianize, through Fascist Extremism the 50 States Sovereignties and it’s more than just social popularity being done. By way of all the hook up links and many types of satellites, everywhere, and businesses become part of the fascist state to make money, for surveillance, and surveillance products, etc., to include physical feet on the ground spies are out in many forms. Yet it might have been a slow, prog creeping, creep that hadn’t caused much of an alarm, until Snowden…Yes, we are surveilled like one would not be able to fathom. And it is destroying all of our freedoms, liberties as we know that our doors can be broken down, with just a general warrant, now if they decided to find a convenient truth for it.

      They are so paranoid, and jealous that we might have something that they don’t have which is our “free will”. A U.S. Constitution, State(s) Constitutions that they don’t understand, and they never had, and it’s flight by the seat of Barry’s pants with a whole lot of bigotry and separatists and other issues with that. They are all so busy obsessing with their addictions. And it is a sickness that we can’t cure with them. They have absolutely nothing that we desire, nor need. They sold themselves. You don’t know what you’ve lost until it’s gone. That’s where they don’t get it. Because they don’t know what they’ve done to people, how they’ve lost, how they’ve tormented them, troubled them in so many ways. Feral wolves in a pack is our analogy of them, they don’t care that the bunny rabbit will be hurt as they chase it down, to quench their hunger, and yet they just make sure they have a big chunk left to take back to the Alpha. You, and we know what you had when you lost it, because you and we knew what we had, they don’t, control is all they know. There is no replacement, there is no other place…Freedom, Privacy, Private Property, Liberty. The best we can all do to restore America is remember in Nov and we have this which is part of the U.S. Constitution:

      http://conventionofstates.com/

      We apologize for the length, it’s just that we Love America and our Fellow Americans!

      We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
      OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
      (Mr. and Mrs.)

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      That’s why they built that compound in Utah. Can’t be having anything non regulated by the federal government/

      http://www.wired.com/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/

  • Zach Smith

    This appears to be a political document, yet it was prepared by the White House Counsel’s office using taxpayers’ money. Wasn’t this therefore illegal?

    • mickeyco

      Prob’ly. Just add it to the list.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    It’s okay Bill, the NSA has got it covered and what they miss the IRS catches. LOL!

  • AmericanMom

    As it happens, MM has hired a high-priced, anti-union management firm to help it limit the union’s efforts as much as possible.

    Well, you might think that if you expected such an organization not to be filled with hypocrites. But, the truth is, Media Matters for America is like every other leftist organization. They only support things they want to impose on others. When those things are turned on them, however, they want nothing to do with it. http://www.publiusforum.com/2014/04/17/eating-union-wants-unionize-extremist-left-wing-media-matters-website-owners-furious/

  • agentm0m

    Damn that 1st Amendment!

  • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

    Then he needs to blame his good buddy Al Gore. He invented it, so it’s his fault!! /sarc.

  • URGR82

    The internet is racist

  • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

    Don’t tell them that right-wingers have access to PHONES and PENS and PAPER.
    The conspiracy never ends, does it lefties?
    Heh, heh, heh…

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      Don’t give em any ideas, if they could get away with it, they’d ban private conversations lest you … whisper,… “conspire against is ::hem”,… also known as working to get out the GOP vote… we already know they consider voting for anyone but them a criminal act,……

      They call every republican conservative libertarian an extremist with every news cycle,.. NBC MSNBC CNN CBS ABC NPR….. where news is omitted, or so heavily distorted it bares no resemblence to the truth, isn’t an accident.. like in every institution they gain temporary control of, they deny tenure, they blacklist, they conspire to prevent any but their most devout from ever being hired… for over 60 years they have been doing this..

      so when they can ignore an out of control president and his bumbling minions targeting Americans for harassment, false prosecutions imprisonment.. Tom Delay was a political prisoner, Ted Stevens nearly was one,.. they do not completely control the courts yet… or the military… but that is Obama’s goal.. ditching Chaplin’s, purging generals for their lack of party loyalty…. this son of a bltch is actively subverting and weaponizing every institution to create his banana republic…

      and only online, am radio and FOX do you hear about it.

      which is more disgusting, an outright theft of America by a thug president… or a democrat party loves the idea?.. but they have been working against America since Wilson… so it’s not a shock they do it, just a shock so many Americans have been sheep trained to cheer it on

  • lainer51

    what a freakin loser!!

  • mickeyco

    He’s still (and forever) mad at Matt Drudge for breaking the Lewinski scandal. Of course, the rest of the libs said Obama won because of his use of internet & social media, so who knows what they really think?

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    I love how they think inventions are only for the left. Wow! A way to communicate to the masses! Oh wait, the right will use it too? Nevermind, this thing sucks.

    • Maureen

      I guess since Al Gore “invented” the internet, I supposed they was assume it is only for them to use.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      They believed their own bullsh*t about us being old and out of touch. Hating technology,.. etc. Etc. Etc….

      we always confuse them, because so many of them in the foot soldier party slots believe their own press releases about how’re stupid crazy, about our supposed ignorance, how we hates us some sciencey stuff.. so they like frat boys after a keg decide yeah….. “they’re stupid, we can completely refute in a speech tomorrow what we supported completely last week… they will never know”…

      So when their conflicting positions are run in their opponents campaign ads 24/7 and they lose….

      “They’d a got away with it too, if’n it tweren’t for those darned kids…… and their damned dog too.”

  • Jason

    I hope that serviceman bleached that keyboard before he touched it.

  • craigzimmerman12

    As opposed to Clinton using the internet to find sex partners.

    • Maureen

      does he belong to Match.com?

    • AmericanMom

      He doesn’t need the internet, women throw themselves at him and he just hasn’t been able to say no. He’s the predecessor to Obama trashing the most dignified office in the land; both of them democrats unworthy of the job.

  • Renny

    So, was the internet supposed to be a ‘liberal only’ thing?

  • PatriotRG

    What Bubba means is – the left find it harder to control the internet than they do main stream media like the printed press and tv. Its basically a complaint that the left are getting their asses kicked by people exercising freedom of speech

    • Jake Bradford

      Exactly. The internet has been a net loss for leftist control, even as much as they themselves use it. When you are the side fighting to keep people from the truth or something other than your talking points…more conversation/information btwn people is not a good thing.

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Bill Clinton identified in lawsuit against his former friend and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein who had ‘regular’ orgies at his Caribbean compound that the former president visited multiple times

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2584309/Bill-Clinton-identified-lawsuit-against-former-friend-pedophile-Jeffrey-Epstein-regular-orgies-Caribbean-compound-former-president-visited-multiple-times.html#ixzz2zL0X1aS9

  • $18912735

    “unregulated data”

    Pretty chilling when you think about it.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      Beyond chilling.

  • AmericanMom

    Billy Boy has just discovered the majority of Americans consider democrat lapdog media irrelevant and get the news via reliable sources on the internet. Candy Crowley, George Steppanouplous, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, etc. can push global warming, race-baiting, democrat corruption news without saying the corrupt are democrats, & pushing democrat ideology. We, the people, are smarter than that.

  • CharacterHasNoColor

    Dem/Prog/Lib cabal members find freedom and individuality abhorrent.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Yes, only Clinton’s prostitutes should be allowed to use the Internet to set up cigar sessions, everyone who’s not a lying Democrat slimebag should not be allowed to use it.

  • LegalizeShemp

    The truth is the leftist Democrat’s biggest enemy, isn’t it?

  • Danny Wheeler

    Paranoid, Mr. Clinton?

  • rennyangel2

    Yes, and we scare them to death–new book out on Moll Hill and how she wanted the net monitored and ‘gatekeeper’ed because it was just too open and free.

    • in_awe

      Sen. Markey just introduced a bill to permit the feds to monitor the web for “hate speech” and take action against those who post it. Wanna guess who will define “hate speech”?

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1307761147/ Don Meaker

    To share ideas, the left wing would have have an idea worth sharing. Envy, theft, and slavery don’t share well.

  • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

    Yea, we were slinging vast right-wing conspiracy theories across the information super highway on our 14.4 dial-up modems back then. :rolleyes:

  • Jake Bradford

    “Extremist” to a Democrat means someone who does not vote for them.

  • PNWShan

    This is around the same time that Clinton was complaining about talk radio (mostly Rush Limbaugh). They tried to blame the Oklahoma City bombing on Rush, saying he stirred people up.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

    LOL, “extremists.” Ya mean like, extremely suspicious of your shenanigans?

  • brando

    The internet is free for anyone to express their ideas, even if there are ideas you don’t like. Or no, you hardly respect people’s rights to express their internet off the internet already. God forbid

    • in_awe

      http://www.markey.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2014-04-08_HateCrimes_Legislation1.pdf

      Great idea – the federal government monitoring free speech in order to
      curtail it.

      Given recent demands from the left that anyone even questioning the received wisdom of manmade climate change should be charged with a hate crime and imprisoned, along with the traditional targeting of conservatives this type of bill is quite dangerous.

  • DebsFriends

    “Republican staffers surf the internet, interacting with extremists in order to exchange ideas and information.”
    Those darn Republicans, at it again, exchanging ideas and information. lol Give the man a cigar (pun intended), he can look into the camera and deny almost convincingly. By the way, is the blue dress in the Clinton library? Maybe now after all these years he can define what “is” is.

  • tarandfeatherthecrooks

    It was a little troublesome surfing the web after the keyboards were missing all those W’s. Remember when your staff destroyed the keyboards in OUR WH by removing the W’s from the keyboards as you and Killary were dethroned? What difference does a couple thousand more taxpayer dollars misused or stolen? What difference does it make?

    • Michelle Dekkers

      How was he “dethroned”? His second term came to and end.

  • Dennis the Dreamer

    The net majority are libs country, look at the selfies, they’re everywhere. Libs are not interested in politics most of them are narcissist and only cares about themselves like the Obamas. So when they posted something relating to politics they’re like kids misbehaving and crying ‘QQ’ing’ w/ nonsense.

  • Exodus2011

    D*** that internet and that guy Drudge! If it hadn’t been for the internet, only a trickle of people would have found out about me, monica, the cigar and the blue dress!

    and folks would not now be making and selling those ***UNPATRIOTIC, UNAMERICAN*** 2016 bumper stickers …

    Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend’s wife for President 2016!

    btw, wife of Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend!

    the wheels of Justice turn s l o w l y …but they DO TURN

  • Dave

    There is a lot of gullible suckers out there that believe and forward those email hoaxes. Over 90% of the media is controlled by 6 megacorporation’s.

  • BO_stinks

    so?

  • in_awe

    I think the conservative presence on-line has gained some traction when you see the results of the poll this month that showed 37% of respondents think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another
    24% said he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters said
    “only now and then” and 15% “never.” A majority also thinks he lies about big issues.

    Easy to see why Sen. Markey just introduced legislation to have the feds monitor the internet for “hate speech”, and take action against those who the feds says are doing it. Remember when Obama’s campaign created “truth squads” in 2007-2008?

  • Ax2root

    It allows “…. UNREGULATED DATA and IDEAS..Available to ALL”

    must regulate!!!!……DEMonic control

  • Pat Loudoun

    How dare they!

  • ashknothole

    Five seconds after skimming the report about unregulated speech Clinton turned to surf for some porn.