Clarification - Floyd Brown is a [REALLY BIG] D**chebag
Per the comment section of the post below, Mr. Floyd Brown has asked for a retraction:
You tread on thin ice. Unless you have proof for this blog posting you may be sued for defamation and slander. Your posting is factually wrong and highly inflammatory, Retract and apologize or I may take action against you. -Floyd Brown
OK, the fact was that I saw Mr. Brown's name in my small town's newspaper and pulled some 15 - 20 year old info from my head rather than research it carefully.
Here are the facts - Mr. Brown did not finance
the Willie Horton campaign against former Governor Dukakis. He produced it
, a fact that he is still obviously very proud of.
From one of his own web sites:
Media campaigns organized by Brown have been studied for their effectiveness. These campaigns include the 1988 campaign of Americans for Bush during which he produced the “Willie Horton ad” and the TV campaign in support of the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Also, my comments about "Clinton murder fairytales" should have been much more precise in that Mr. Brown has suggestively implied that one of Clinton's former law students, Susann Coleman, committed suicide while allegedly carrying Clinton's baby. Brown and his associates reportedly harassed the family of the dead woman to the point where the woman's sister started taping the conversations and then provided them to Clinton Campaign and the media.
Brown is also a key figure in suggesting that the tragic suicide of White House Counsel, Vince Foster, was tied to the Whitewater psuedo-scandal, and left open the possibility that it was not a suicide at all.
So the clarification is that Floyd Brown only suggested in a very high profile way that people connected to fake Bill Clinton scandals mysteriously killed themselves. Personally, I think that is lower than simply accusing Clinton of murder. At least Jerry Falwell had the balls to do that, but I digress.....
Brown's hatchet work is also tied to such lies about Bill Clinton as the Mena, AR drug scandal as well as lobbying for Clinton's impeachment over fake scandals long before the world had ever heard of Monica Lewinsky.
Brown was instrumental in the campaign to replace Robert Fiske as Independent Counsel with the notorious Ken Starr because Fiske did not find any wrong doing on Clinton's part during his investigation. It should be pointed out that Starr never found anything about Whitewater or Foster, either, after several years and approximately $80 million. (Although Starr did turn into a heck of a Porn writer with the Starr Report. I bet he could make more money doing that than being the Dean of Pepperdine's Law School.)
There is plenty more scuminess and douchebaggery in Brown's past. Drop me a note if you want a few good books on the subject.
Now that a Democrat is back in the White House, Brown appears to be in classic form. He is a principal in the web site http://www.exposeobama.com/ where he is calling for Obama's impeachment. The web site is part of the National Campaign Fund, a PAC that raised and spent around $1.5 million
to influence last year's Presidential Election.
According to NPR, last year Brown teamed up with the equally noxious Jerome Corsi to try and help spread Corsi's fantastical stories about Obama's place of birth and reported Muslim upbringing.
Sadly for Mr. Brown's ego, and perhaps his checkbook, he has yet to regain the traction and notoriety that he achieved with Willie Horton and "Slick Willie." It has been suggested that even today's far right GOP thinks Brown is radioactive.
(And in another on of my Forrest Gump moments, I used to live only a couple miles from Floyd and I am pretty sure that I used to feed Mr. Brown on a regular basis when he would hold Young America events at The Tacoma Country and Golf Club where I was sous chef before moving east. Odd coincidences never end.)
In closing, let me ask the question - Does a guy like Floyd Brown deserve shot at media redemption when he obviously has no regrets (unlike the late Lee Atwater) regarding his disgraceful past?*
*[edited to clarify my point about whether respectable newspapers should run columns by people like Brown.]