Clinton White House Report: "The Right-Wing has Seized Upon the Internet"

It explains how “Republican staffers surf the Internet,”


The report has been released by the Clinton Library. Unlike the Clinton White House which chose to keep it under wraps.

Why? It's a collection of "vast right wing conspiracy" theories that blames a right-wing conspiracy for covering Clinton's affairs, claims that the Wall Street Journal is a right-wing outlet, complains about British tabloids covering Clinton's affairs under the influence of the right and then whines about the internet.

It's very much a staple of embarrassing 90's liberalism and it's of little interest aside from its view of the internet.

The White House counsel’s office and Democratic National Committee produced the report, which explains how “Republican staffers surf the Internet,” and describes it as “one of the major and most dynamic modes of communication.”

“The Internet can link people, groups and organizations together instantly,” the report reads. “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 does not mention Matt Drudge, who went on to do quite a bit of damage to Bill. Interestingly enough however, the Communications Decency Act, the first big attempt to censor the internet in the US, debuted next year.

That may be another reason why the report was never published.