November 10, 2014 8:30 am -

The right wing media is trying to demonize President Obama’s Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch by suggesting she was involved in the Whitewater investigations of the 1990s. There’s only one problem with that. They have the wrong Loretta Lynch.

You can see how they made the mistake, though.

Obama’s nominee is shown on the right, while the Loretta Lynch Breitbart and other Conservatives refer to is on the left.

[su_center_ad]It’s two totally different people, and yet, Breitbart’s author wonders why “few are talking about” the fact nominee Lynch “was part of Bill Clinton’s Whitewater probe defense team in 1992.”

Again, maybe it’s because they aren’t the same person.

Media Matters reports:

According to a November 8 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, Senior Editor-at Large Joel Pollak wrote, “The connection to Whitewater ought to provide additional fodder for Republicans during Lynch’s confirmation hearings”:

The connection to Whitewater ought to provide additional fodder for Republicans during Lynch’s confirmation hearings. It is odd that Obama chose someone so close to the Clintons–or perhaps not, given the prominent role played by Clinton insider John Podesta in the second term of the Obama White House. Lynch has been rewarded throughout her career for her political loyalty–not an unusual path up the career ladder for federal prosecutors, but certainly one that will allow the GOP, as well as Obama, to raise the political stakes.

The New York Times article refers to a California based attorney who worked on several prominent political campaigns. That woman is a totally different person from the Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch.

American Thinker made the same error. WorldNetDaily attacked the wrong Ms. Lynch, too.

Attack! Attack!

Obama’s nominee became a federal prosecutor in 1990. That’s two full years before the other Lynch participated in the Whitewater investigation.

In 1999 she was appointed by President Clinton as a U.S. Attorney and she currently serves as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, according to Media Matters.

Or, are they the same person? You never know.

Breitbart updated their post, but that didn’t stop the commenters from being angry. Grrr!

Those comments come from voters who just brought us the Republican Senate and House. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

16 responses to Conservative Sites Try To Attack Obama Nominee, Go After The Wrong Loretta Lynch

  1. R.J. Carter November 10th, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I’m just excited to see this example of the America Dream coming to fruition. Imagine, someone who was born a poor coal miner’s daughter in the hills of Butcher Holler is now up for the office of America’s Top Cop. It does my heart good.

    • Anomaly 100 November 10th, 2014 at 8:45 am


    • Candide Thirtythree November 10th, 2014 at 9:00 am

      The GOP’s stupid party won’t know the difference anyway.

    • Carla Akins November 10th, 2014 at 10:11 am

      Kinda makes you want to sing, doesn’t it?

      • R.J. Carter November 10th, 2014 at 10:25 am

        She ain’t woman enough to take my plan.

  2. Budda November 10th, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Oops. Mistakes have been made.

    • R.J. Carter November 10th, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Of course this means that all future government documents are going to have to begin including pictures of people, places, and objects.

  3. Candide Thirtythree November 10th, 2014 at 8:59 am

    It was not a mistake, they did it on purpose to chum up the sharks because that is what filth Barfbait is.

    • frank D November 10th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      I agree, nothing they say is by accident, cunning and deliberate. Now idiots who read this “controversy” will be using it in FB, and their little debates to validate how BAD Obama is.

  4. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker November 10th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Since when to facts mean anything to republicans anyway?

  5. Roctuna November 10th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Those comments certainly confirm post-racial America don’t they?

  6. Maxx44 November 10th, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Facts to Repubs are like direct sunlight to vampires.

  7. edmeyer_able November 10th, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Waiting for an apology in 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 lol

  8. tiredoftea November 10th, 2014 at 10:48 am

    More crack investigative reporting from breitbart. Maybe O’Keefe is making a video about her Whitewater involvement?

  9. tracey marie November 10th, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    willfully ignorant and proud of it.

  10. Bunya November 10th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I can understand the mistake. The resemblance between the two women is uncanny!