Monday, February 16, 2004

No Kerry-ing on?

It's interesting to remember that the Monica/Bill infidelity story was first revealed by a blogger. The national press had avoided "going there" until The Drudge Report started talking about the affair. Then the mainstream "journalists" jumped in with both feet.

Is the same thing happening right now with John Kerry? There wasn't a whisper in the American press about the story. You had to either go to the foreign papers or back to The Drudge Report.

It will be interesting to see whether a blog has once again scooped the American press or whether Drudge did nothing more than feed the unsubstantiated rumors. Of course, how do you substantiate a rumor if the person continues to deny? With Monica, if you will recall, the President claimed she was "psycho" and started his bimbo alert to quickly discredit poor Monica. But Monica, being no airhead after all, kept some evidence in the form of her dress with Presidential fluids. Faced with the DNA proof that could not be side-stepped (unlike "Yes I smoked marijuana, but I did not inhale"), Clinton finally had to admit he was a liar. Except he did not admit he was a liar since "is" was not "is" and sex was not sex.