What "Liberal Media"? A Decade Later, In An Unrelated News Story, New York Times Won't Let Clinton Forget Lewinsky
The New York Times has long been lambasted by fact-challenged conservatives as the nexus of the "liberal" media. But those able to look past the blind stereotyping would likely agree with this assessment from The Daily Howler:
"Celia Dugger writes a long, intriguing, front-page report about Bill Clinton’s work on AIDS in Africa. She considers Clinton’s record as president — and his work on the issue in the years that have followed. Clinton “plays a unique role in shining a light on the problem,” Bill Gates says at one point in the piece. But omigod! Early on, Dugger can’t help herself. Early in an informative piece, Dugger is found typing this:
DUGGER (8/29/06): [O]n this trip, Mr. Clinton seemed anything but a man tormented by guilt. Rather, he reveled in his role as a private citizen championing people with AIDS.
''The reason I do this work I do is that I really care about politics and people and public policy,'' he said in one of several interviews, scornfully dismissing questions about whether his global AIDS work is a form of redemption for what he failed to accomplish on the issue as president, or for the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Clinton was busting his ass about AIDS. But to Dugger, the question just had to be asked. What did all this say about Monica? Can’t we get back to The Girl?
But then, for the empty souls of our mainstream press corps, it has always been All About Monica."