The Konformist

KON4M 99
April 1999

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Sherman H. Skolnick

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By Sherman H. Skolnick

Producer/Moderator, Public Access Cable TV Program "Broadsides"

Since 1963, Founder/Chairman, Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts

The above title is of a book longtime journalist George Seldes, who lived remarkably to be over 100 years of age. Early in his career, as that book and others by him point out, he worked for a major newspaper.

The editor sent him out to do stories on certain businesses --- who were slow to sign advertising contracts, which Seldes did not find out until later. Seldes' boss told him to dig up dirt and make three copies of his stories. As Seldes later discovered, one copy was delivered by the advertising manager to the business boss who most often then caved in and signed a long-term advertising contract.

The story? It was killed and forgotten. Seldes said this is typical of mass media: blackmail. Seldes was later black-balled for blowing the whistle through his books.

In the 1980s, I did stories about how WBBM-TV, Channel 2 in Chicago, shook down the Dominick's food store chain here, for a 13-week expensive TV advertising contract. At the time Dominick's had 68 stores in the Chicago-areas and Channel 2's newsfakers claimed that in one of the stores they found one package of mis-marked meat.

Channel 2 blew the matter up to supposed world-shaking proportion. Then with Channel 2's crime reporter circulating rumors that Cleveland gangsters controlled Dominick's --- well the food store chain caved in and signed advertising contracts.

On tape, I interviewed, to no avail, CBS News, Broadcasting Division boss who said he would supposedly look into the shake-down by his affiliate in Chicago, Channel 2. When I confronted him with the fact that this sort of thing is a long-standing mass media policy, he said he does not intend to inquire about mass media policies.

The mass media policies to extort advertising contracts, as long-contended by Seldes, were of no interest to CBS or for that matter, to any in the monopoly press.

In about June, 1995, was posted to various news-groups and websites on Internet, my exclusive story: that there was no secret federal criminal indictment of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. The charges involved her in combination with Bill Clinton, and included bank fraud and embezzlement of some 47 million dollars from Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan Association owned by Jim McDougal, of Little Rock, Arkansas.

To cover up this misappropriation, 50 million dollars of federal money, parked with a bank in Chicago, was secretly transferred to Little Rock. As I much later found out, the 3-million-dollar difference, known in mob jargon as "street tax," was grabbed by Clinton-campaign fund-raiser hotshot Rahm Emanuel in November 1991, to jump-start Bill Clinton's campaign for President making him the front-runner. [See the story about Rahm Emanuel, "the fixer," in Chicago Tribune Magazine, Sunday, 11/23/97, page 34]:

"'Between the time he came on board in November 1991 to the first of the year, somehow $3 million was raised,' says David Wilhelm of Chicago, the campaign director at the time and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. 'It was enough to catapult him [Clinton] into front-runner status.'" (Emphasis added.)

In remarks about the mysterious 50 million dollars in the Congressional Record, Cong. Dan Burton [R., Ind.], promised to put the documents of Clinton's crimes in the Congressional Record soon thereafter. Burton said that Clinton transferred the 50 million dollars to a known dope money laundry center in the Caribbean. Apparently the target of blackmail and threats, Cong. Burton failed to fulfill his promise and then-Chief of Staff refused to explain why the documents were not put into the Congressional Record. See Cong. Rec.. 5/29/96, pages H627-28.

The unauthorized transfer of 50 million dollars of federal funds, so far, has kept Bill and Hillary Clinton from being prosecuted for embezzlement. All this, thanks to Cong. Henry Hyde, who has a large financial interest in the operations of Household Bank and Household International of Chicago, where the funds were originally parked.

The funds were parked originally to make good the long-pending claims of Chicago-area caulking contractor, Joseph Andreuccetti, that certain Chicago-area banks had defrauded and swindled him out of millions and millions of dollars.

As a consequence, reputed blackmailer Rahm Emanuel became for years, Clinton White House senior advisor.

As I pointed out in my stories on Internet about the strange 50-million-dollar matter: A senior investigator for the S&L bailout federal agency, Resolution Trust Corporation, who put together the criminal case against Bill and Hillary Clinton, namely Jon Parnell Walker, was thrown to his death from a tall building. He had insisted that the federal government proceed to prosecute Bill and Hillary.

In my 1995 stories, I contend that the indictment was sealed and suppressed by the Chief Judge in Little Rock, a longtime crony, financially tied to Clinton.

I faxed copies of my stories widely, to more outspoken, more independent-type journalists A longtime friend of mine, in the District of Columbia, Sarah McClendon, received my faxes and confirmed the story from her own sources. She had covered the White House for her news service --- get this --- since 1944. Just prior to her going with her version of my story, she picked up for the first time in her long career, some really good-paying clients for her news service.

When she ran the indictment-of-Hillary-suppressed story, Sarah McClendon received cancellations from her new clients. As she later told me, five other Washington reporters were fired form their jobs and made unemployable because of working on similar stories.

Some in the press called me a "liar" and worse. As a result of the criminal prosecution in Little Rock of Susan McDougal, ex-wife of Jim McDougal, owner of Madison Guaranty S&L, pieces of data are coming out that there was indeed an indictment prepared of the First Lady, apparently for bank fraud and embezzlement, but that something happened to that indictment.

At the time of the Susan McDougal prosecution, March 1999, she certainly had to be aware that her ex-husband apparently was murdered while in prison. So even now so-called "Independent Counsel" Kenneth W. Starr and his blackmailers are fudging on the real facts on the indictment-of-Hillary Clinton story. The complete, unvarnished, un-spinmeistered story is yet to be confirmed by Starr's people. [The president could put Starr in prison whenever Clinton pleases. Why? Because Starr is the unregistered foreign lobbyist for the Red Chinese government. Also, Starr's private law client, Wang Jun, is the reputed heads of the Red Chinese Secret Police. Wang Jun, on the other hand, met with Clinton in the White House and Clinton gave him U.S. financial, industrial, and military secrets. Hey, isn't that treason?]

I am unhappy what happed to my longtime friend Sarah McClendon, whom I have known since 1966. She is about 90 years old. Will those canceled clients of her news service now apologize to her? Will the newsfakers who bad-mouthed me and my associates, say they are sorry?

"Tell the Truth and Run" is my motto. You don't get rich and praised by the Establishment telling the truth the mass media bosses do not want known. You just get black-balled, that's all. Stay tuned.

Sherman Skolnick Sounds Off!!!

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