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 For Immediate Release
Mar 19, 1999 Contact: Press Office


Establishment Laughs At "Fuhrer's" Jokes

Sickness of Culture Manifested At Correspondents' Dinner As Lewinsky Scandal, Chinese Espionage, Bob Barr All Ridiculed

(Washington, D.C., March 19). There's no longer a need for polls to determine the state of ethics among the majority of the American people, and the Washington-Hollywood establishment which it reveres. The scene at the Radio-Television Correspondents' Dinner yesterday evening unmasked the current sickness of our culture.

President Clinton not only received three rounds of hearty applause, he joked about everything from his adulterous affair with Monica Lewinsky (in front of his wife), the Chinagate campaign finance/espionage scandal, to the House managers who tried him on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. Not wanting to forego his trademark use of the "race card," employed throughout the myriad of scandals engulfing his Administration, he added:

"You know, the House managers were really unhappy with the Senate verdict. In fact, they're appealing it to the judges in the Holyfield-Lewis fight. This is a pretty tough time for the right wing. The President of the Council of Conservative Citizens had to resign because of his alleged ties to Bob Barr."

While all of his remarks were offensive -- and not funny -- the statement about Bob Barr is most revealing. It shows that the President himself was likely involved in the efforts to smear Bob Barr, through his pal Alan Dershowitz -- who has slanderously branded Bob Barr a racist and anti-semite on repeated occasions.

"Bob Barr is neither a racist nor anti-semite; indeed he is one of the few Congressmen who have any demonstrable principles. That the President of the United States would stoop this low, to the applause and laughs of the Establishment, is itself a type of prejudice. Its time to stop laughing at the "Fuhrer's" jokes, and instead do something about the rampant corruption in this Administration. If not, this country will continue on a tragic and irreversible downward slide. There is nothing, repeat nothing, funny about Bill Clinton and his minions," stated Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman.

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