We would all understand if you missed Breitbart’s big scoop over the weekend which, as it turns out, was laughably inaccurate.
The crack team at Breitbart reported over the weekend that Loretta Lynch, the president’s nominee for attorney general, was a part of President Bill Clinton’s Whitewater defense team and even worked for his campaign! Shock! Horror!
But as Media Matters points out, they’ve got the wrong Loretta.
According to a November 8 Breitbart.com article by Warner Todd Huston, “few are talking about” the fact nominee Lynch “was part of Bill Clinton’s Whitewater probe defense team in 1992.” Huston pointed to a March 1992 New York Times article that “reported that Lynch was one of the Clintons’ Whitewater defense attorneys as well as a ‘campaign aide.'” And in a November 9 article Huston’s colleague, Breitbart.com Senior Editor-at Large Joel Pollak wrote, “The connection to Whitewater ought to provide additional fodder for Republicans during Lynch’s confirmation hearings.” [...]
The Loretta Lynch referred to in the New York Times article is a California based attorney who has worked on several prominent political campaigns, not Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch. [...]
Conservative website American Thinker made the same mistake, misidentifying the “Whitewater” Lynch as a graduate of Harvard — the school attended by nominee Lynch.
I can hardly contain my amusement that a conservative website called American Thinker made the same mistake by misidentifying a white, California-based attorney with a black, Brooklyn-based attorney.
By misidentifying a white woman as a black woman, I assume they didn’t even do an image search let alone perform research beyond reading a New York Times article from 1992.
Even if it was true that the correct Loretta Lynch performed duties for Clinton’s defense team, I wouldn’t see a problem with that.
As you may recall, the president’s nominee to head the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, Debo Adegbile, was blocked because he participated in a NAACP legal defense team for a man convicted of killing a police officer.
Conservatives apparently don’t agree that everyone deserves representation. At least not if you’re poor, black or a Democrat.