“My name is Danney Williams. As you can see, I’m the black son of the former President Bill Clinton and the stepson of Hillary Clinton.”
With these words, at the prestigious National Press Club in Washington, D.C., 30-year-old Danney Williams released a letter asking Clinton’s former mistress and White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, to release the infamous semen-stained dress so that a DNA test and match with Williams can be made. That dress proved Clinton and Lewinsky had had a sexual affair, despite Clinton’s strenuous denials.
Hillary Clinton has said she has spent her lifetime helping children, Williams noted. “If black lives truly matter to her, why not mine? Why don’t you care about me?”
Alluding to a book Mrs. Clinton wrote, It Takes a Village, Williams said, “I just want her to accept me in her village today.”
“I am his only son in this world,” the young man said of the former president, who could get back into the White House if his wife is elected president. “He is my only dad.”
Bill Clinton’s sexual affairs are a matter of public record and beyond dispute, and they reportedly led to Clinton financing an abortion when he impregnated Gennifer Flowers. Clinton was accused of sexual harassment, for which he paid a fine, and was also accused of rape.
Williams, whose mother was an Arkansas prostitute, tells the story of his upbringing in the video, “Banished,” which was seen by millions on YouTube before being taken down by the video-sharing website and then reinstated after protests.
Williams was supported at the National Press Club news conference by black ministers and other supporters, who drew comparisons between the plight of his mother and her son to white male plantation owners who impregnated their slaves.
Williams said an old tabloid report stating that a DNA test had ruled out Bill Clinton as his father was false.
But since Clinton won’t submit his DNA for a new test to determine if he is Clinton’s son, Lewinsky’s dress is his only option. He called for “a true, verified DNA test.”
Williams said Clinton had indirectly acknowledged him while growing up in Arkansas, when State Troopers working on Clinton’s behalf when he was Arkansas governor would deliver gifts and cash to the Williams household. But all of that changed, he said, when Clinton became president. All contact was then cut off.
“Let me borrow your blue dress,” Williams said to Lewinsky. “I have to know who am I and maybe my father and stepmother Hillary will accept me one day. I have to get a DNA test to prove I am their son, once and for all. Ms. Lewinsky, please help me.”
Of course, if you haven’t heard anything about this news conference, it’s because it doesn’t fit into the media narrative that Donald J. Trump is the controversial character in the race for president, and the only sex charges that matter are those directed at him.
The media’s strategy to elect Hillary Clinton is to exaggerate any accusation against Trump, and censor or mock evidence of immoral, unethical or illegal conduct by the Clintons. Hence, Danney William’s painful plea on Tuesday at the National Press Club for his “father” to acknowledge and take him into the Clinton family was mostly ignored by the press.
One exception was Dana Milbank of The Washington Post, a liberal activist whose job is to contain the damage from charges reflecting badly on the “progressive” movement. He was at the news conference and quickly filed a column ridiculing Danney Williams.
In a column with strong racist overtones, Milbank depicted Williams as a puppet for conservative filmmaker Joel Gilbert, who is white, and who introduced Williams and the other speakers. Milbank insisted that Williams had been “hauled” to the event by Gilbert and was given a speech to read. He was “looking to Gilbert for instruction” on what to say, Milbank wrote.
While he read a prepared statement about getting the Lewinsky dress, he spoke from the heart and in deep emotional terms throughout the news conference about how he has sought for many years to get Clinton to acknowledge paternity. Williams said he was prepared to file a paternity suit against Clinton if he does not get the DNA from the dress.
Milbank’s column attacked me personally for pointing out during the National Press Club event what his mission was in being there. I noted that Milbank shows up at conservative events only for the purpose of making fun of the participants and trying to discourage other members of the press from covering conservative news.
Milbank, who scampered out of the press conference as awareness grew about his real agenda, insisted in his column that he had not made fun of Williams. But his column was full of statements and suggestions that the young man from Arkansas was unable to articulate his own case and had to rely on a white man to guide him.
One of Milbank’s more obnoxious lies was the claim that Gilbert had once done a film about a “labor activist” by the name of Frank Marshall Davis, who was Obama’s mentor in Hawaii during his growing-up years. Davis was a veteran member of the Communist Party—with a 600-page FBI file—who dabbled in pornography and pedophilia.
Demonstrating a pattern of dishonesty, the Post has consistently failed to note Davis’s Communist affiliations, since the days when Post associate editor David Maraniss deliberately ignored them before the 2008 election. It turns out Maraniss was a red-diaper baby whose parents were themselves members of the Communist Party.
Predictably, Milbank’s columns find a “conspiracy” when conservatives are trying to expose left-wing cover-ups and urge accountability from left-wing lawmakers. He has consistently done damage control for the Democratic Party in matters involving Frank Marshall Davis and Benghazi. More recently, sporting a beard, he was on CNN accusing Trump supporters of being racists. This led to comparisons to an episode of the old Andy Griffith show in which Goober Pyle grew a beard to look smart but came across as a buffoon.
Part of Milbank’s modus operandi is to use the word “conspiracy” over and over again when referring to what conservatives say and do.
The only sinister pattern of behavior is that of Milbank, who is paid by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, the owner of the Post, to cover what the paper calls “political theater” in the nation’s capital.
If this is theater, Milbank is the comedic sidekick who expects to be taken seriously while the audience laughs at him. But his routine is getting tiresome and old, and is degenerating into the racism he claims to find among conservatives.
Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected].