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I Know This Is Off Point

But The Washington Post — the newspaper Michael Isikoff left because it fought him tooth and nail on the Paula Jones story saying there wasn’t enough evidence, there wasn’t enough evidence — leads its front page this morning with the thin story that Strom Thurmond has a black love child. I’m not saying it may not be true. I AM saying that it’s not proven in the story today. For example, the fact that Sen. Thurmond’s office sent this woman a note thanking her for contacting the Senator on Father’s Day…By that standard of evidence, couldn’t the staff have inadvertently acknowledged thousands of “love children” who wrote in on that subject?

Please note within the story that the Post first reported this story in 1992 — in the midst of ignoring Clinton sex stories — based on reporting from Penthouse magazine. They had even less evidence then.

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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