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Is the site gone or just down for repair? Does anyone know?
-- Gary (email@example.com), January 05, 1999
Gary, it goes down frequently, whenever Drudge is updating it. He's doing a run now. :) :)
Today is the day the DNA test results *might* be made public. So far he's posted some funny stuff re how the White House spin machine is handling it. For those of you following 'reporting' techniques, you'll enjoy this one!
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WHITE HOUSE DNA CHASE: TEST RESULTS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED TUESDAY
"I know it's his!" mother Bobbie Ann Williams told the STAR magazine during a preliminary interview. "He's the only white man I slept with that month."
And now the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, preliminary DNA test results in the Danny Williams/Bill Clinton paternity showdown are expected as early as today!
He's been told all of his life that Bill Clinton is his father, and late last month, 13-year old Danny Williams of Arkansas underwent a DNA test to find out the truth.
The STAR magazine and ace investigative reporter Richard Gooding hope to determine Danny Williams' true paternity by matching the teen's DNA with information made public in the Starr report -- information that traced the president to Monica Lewinsky's dirty dress.
Phil Bunton, editor of the STAR magazine, said late Monday: "It could be a 13 year-old hoax, we don't know yet."
But the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal that lab runs on DNA samples provided by Williams and his mother have now been analyzed and are being compared to Bill Clinton's genetic code outlined in information publicly released by the United States Congress.
It is not known if and when the STAR will make the results known.
There is also tremendous intrigue surrounding tuition payments made to a private school in Arkansas that Williams has reportedly been attending. But details on what information Star and Gooding may have regarding those payments were sketchy Monday night.
STAR and Gooding have arranged for Williams and his mother to hold an all-media press conference blowout if DNA results show a link.
Elsewhere, White House staffers of all ranks have been warned to "avoid direct denials" regarding the paternity challenge, at least until results are in, it has been learned.
"It is obviously just a final push to embarrass the president," one insider told the DRUDGE REPORT. "But if there is one thing that we've learned from the past twelve months, nothing is gained by going with absolutes."
Press secretary Joe Lockhart followed the script during a Monday briefing at the White House where he was pressed for official comment:
Q: Joe, I'm not here to defend the STAR tabloid, but it seems to me they broke the story of Gennifer Flowers and the Dick Morris sex scandal. Now, when both of those stories broke, defenders of the President said, oh, it's just the Star, it's just a tabloid, we're not going to dignify that with a response. And that was sort of the way to discredit the story. It seems to me that both those stories turned out to be true -- the Dick Morris story certainly turned out to be true; the Gennifer Flowers story, at least a portion of it, the President has admitted that he had at least one sexual liaison with Gennifer Flowers. And my question is, how can you use that same defense to just dismiss out of hand the story? I'm not asking whether the story is true, but wouldn't it be more instructive to just deny or acknowledge the facts that are in question here, rather than try to smear that tabloid?
MR. LOCKHART: I'm not trying to smear, I'm just telling you that unless you have some independent reporting that you want to bring to this room and ask me about, I'm just not going to comment.
Q: The picture on the Internet he looks exactly like the President.
MR. LOCKHART: That's good. And I'm an alien space baby.
And we're probably related -- so, next.
Q Do we have some of your DNA?
MR. LOCKHART: Sam, that's personal and we'll talk afterwards.
Okay, I think we're done here, guys.
Thank you. END
I can't find the picture on the 'Net that they're referring to. Any linkers out there? ;-)
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-- Leska (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 1999.
Good heavens! !! Lotsa lurker linkers out there! Ratio 1 poster:100 lurkers might be true after all. Let the statisticians figure it out ;) Thanks all for the addys. Here's some piccies. Now what do the photo analyzers think?
If these reports are true (not likely :) then Clinton will not be impeached for being a deadbeat dad. He's paying more than average to send his "kid" thru school? The 'respectable' newsmedia are now covering this ....
Early Pictures of Danny Williams
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-- Leska (email@example.com), January 05, 1999.
Now the topic is "Clinton's Resignation Speech leaked"?......
-- Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 1999.
I don't see any resemblence to Clinton. Really, he doesn't look malatto (sic). But deep down, I hope he is Clinton's. I wonder how Hillary and Chelsey would feel about that? What a mess!
-- WAWONA (WAWONA@jpg.com), January 05, 1999.
If the story is true, my guess is that Hillary and Chelsea already know...
-- Kevin (email@example.com), January 06, 1999.