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Dick Clarke’s American Grandstand

Dick Clarke was live on ABC this morning while Rice handled the other two networks. My overwhelming first impression is that it’s a little odd to let a guy who sat for many years in the White House while the Clintons did zippy claiming that the Bushies did “nothing” before 9-11. The nets are playing down the fact that he was a Clinton aide, and they’re certainly not asking the are-you-a-bitter-partisan questions they would ask if the internal dissenter were in a Democratic administration. (Even Colin Powell would have been hammered somewhat if he had done a Clinton-sucks book in 1995.) If Clarke had written a book on Clinton that came out two years ago, he would have been ignored just like Rich Miniter’s book, which cites Clarke, was).

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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