CLINTON AND THE PRESS….Paul McLeary of CJR Daily has an interview with John Harris, author of The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House, that’s worth reading. Here he talks about how reporters felt about covering the Monica affair:
It was a drag. I don’t think most people realized ? I’m sure I don’t speak for everybody ? but I speak for a lot of my colleagues, at least in print, that the whole thing was a drag. We weren’t getting into journalism to cover fellatio. I tend to think our actual source of resentment was really toward Clinton himself. Why does he make such a mess of his life in ways that intersect with his public responsibilities such that here we are, spending the whole year writing about blue dresses?
There’s more context to this, so check out the whole thing.