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Newt and Hillary

The front-page huzzahs over Newt Gingrich and Hillary Clinton finding “common ground” are just the latest attempt for the press to move Hillary rightward. It’s sad that Newt is so hungry for the spotlight that he’s assisting. (Just as he assisted in pushing DeLay for more disclosure.) But can these pundits find the actual location of the “common ground” they’re finding? I’m guessing it’s so common everyone would agree on it if they looked it over. For their own sake, conservatives need to focus less on her supposedly brilliant strategic positioning and more on her ethical improprieties. If the indictments of Tom DeLay’s aides can be used by the press to suggest “clouds” and “troubles” surrounding him, the same ought to be applied to Mrs. Clinton.

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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