Urbin Report

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The Softball Years...

NRO’s Tim Graham writes about the Gannon dustup. Here is my favorite part:

The problem for Montopoli and other liberals is they seem to think that the need for an adversarial press emerged in 2001, when President Bush was first inaugurated. If we travel back to the Clinton era, it’s not hard to discover a whole chorus of White House reporters who, to use Montopoli’s words, squandered their access to Clinton with helpful softball questions, who put his agenda ahead of the public good and made a partisan spectacle of themselves in front of a large number of Americans who wanted the press to act as a watchdog of President Clinton.

Damn Skippy!
Ht to Mr. Goldstein.