The constant hatchetman

The Washington Post reports today that the Johnson administration agreed to an FBI investigation into the sexuality of one of LBJ’s top aides, Jack Valenti. It seems that J. Edgar Hoover wanted to determine whether Valenti maintained a sexual relationship with a male photographer. Johnson balked at first but eventually permitted his close friend to be investigated.

But it wasn’t just Hoover who was checking the sex lives of LBJ staffers. The Post’s story reports: “Even Bill Moyers, a White House aide now best known as a liberal television commentator is described in the records as seeking information on the sexual preferences of White Houlse staff members.” Contacted by the Post, Moyers pleaded an “unclear” memory.

What’s really unclear is why the Post expresses surprise at Moyers’ involvement in “dirty pool.” Moyers was a nasty piece of work in the 1960s ( Peter Wehner reminds us that Moyers was a key figure in the creation of the notorious “Daisy” ad) and he’s a nasty piece of work today; just ask James Watt. And he’s a hatchetman man for essentially the same interests as he was 45 years, namely the left-liberalism of the day.

Only our MSM could be fooled by Moyers’ corrupt gig at PBS.

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