that beclouded Clinton's presidency represented both a venting of the Right's rage at liberalism's quiet victories on the issues of sex, race, and religion and an evasion of conservatisms own political weaknesses on those issues.
Jones was the subject of front page scandal-mongering
in, of all places, the Sunday Telegraph last weekend.
Since no such canonization is likely, Clinton will blame independent counsel Ken Starr and the scandal-mongering
media for denying him his rightful place in history and in the hearts of his countrymen.
The symptoms of an actual reduction in civility and compassion are all around us: the growing marginalization of the poor; the downsizing of corporations and the fear it induces in working people; the heightened antipathy toward immigrants; the decline in standards of political debate; the personalization of politics by a scandal-mongering
press; an accompanying decline in political participation; the contraction and deterioration of the public space; the retreat from community involvement (as illustrated by Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam in his essay "Bowling Alone"); and the outbreak of venomous new conflicts between the races, sexes, and generations.
Whatever the outcome of the Paula Jones/Monica Lewinsky cases on the Clinton presidency, the media's scandal-mongering
should be viewed in a broader context.
Hillary was frustrated with the scandal-mongering
and ineptness of the reporting and wanted someone with a reputation of toughness and independence to write the full story.
But his scandal-mongering
in the press won him few friends, and he was unable to find the requisite number of sponsors for admission to the Royal Society; so he turned his acid pen on that organization as well.
For his part, Clinton might have expected a respite from the scandal-mongering
when he entered the White House.
It is well known," wrote James Callender, a scandal-mongering
writer and a Jefferson enemy, "that the man .
It was a rumor-ridden, scandal-mongering
, gossip-plagued partisan, politican press.
The president, his wife and the Archbishop all felt obliged to issue statements responding to Phileleftheros' scandal-mongering
The press has engaged in a horrific exercise in scandal-mongering
, replete with rumours and lurid commentaries which are all aimed at one thing - to sell more TV time and newspaper space to advertisers.