Thursday, March 20, 2008

Investigative journalism at its finest

Yesterday, the National Archives released its records of Hillary Clinton's schedule from her years as First Lady. Luckily, "Brian Ross and the ABC News Investigative Unit" were right on top of the story. Their hard-hitting "initial review" of the 17,481 pages of the schedule turned up this important fact: "Hillary Clinton spent the night in the White House on the day her husband had oral sex with Monica Lewinsky, and may have actually been in the White House when it happened."

Out of all possible news stories, or out even out of all possible news stories based on Clinton's schedule, that's what ABC News chooses to focus on? And obviously they've been waiting for this for a long time, or they wouldn't have been able to rush it out on the first day the records are released, complete with composite photo of Hillary, Monica Lewinsky, and the notorious "blue dress." I mean, what kind of sleazy, filthy-minded pervert journalist would even think to himself, "I wonder if Hillary was in the White House when Monica was blowing Bill?" much less wait weeks (months? years?) to jump on the story the second he can find out? The Brian Ross kind, of course. Is it possible for American journalism to sink any lower? (h/t: Glenn Greenwald)

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