Team Clinton: The Starting Line-up of the Pro-Clinton Press Corps
Table of Contents:
- Executive Summary
- Admissions of Bias
- Ken Bode
- Tom Brokaw
- Margaret Carlson
- Eleanor Clift
- John Cochran
- Katie Couric
- Sam Donaldson
- Linda Douglass
- Eric Engberg
- Howard Fineman
- Bob Franken
- Bryant Gumbel
- Al Hunt
- Gwen Ifill
- Peter Jennings
- Jim Miklaszewski
- Bill Moyers
- Dan Rather
- Steve Roberts
- Bob Schieffer
- Bernard Shaw
- Maria Shriver
- Evan Thomas
- Nina Totenberg
- Brian Williams
- Juan Williams
- Judy Woodruff
- Jim Wooten
National correspondent, ABC
News; former national correspondent,
"From the start, modesty was not his style. Rejecting the House's
gentlemanly ways, he waged such constant guerrilla war against the
Democrats he was attacked for McCarthyism....It's a record filled with
contradictions: the family-values candidate who divorced his ailing
first wife, the avowed enemy of dirty politics who bounced 22 checks at
the House Bank, and runs a big-dollar political action committee that
won't disclose its contributors....Gingrich himself, bombastic and
ruthless, would be the most dramatic change imaginable."
-- November 2, 1994 CBS Evening News.
"There has been some criticism from civil rights leaders that one of
the reasons why there seems to be some apathy is that twelve years of
Republican leadership have kind of made young people feel that there
isn't any hope."
-- Question to U.S. Rep. Gary Franks (R-CT), August 28, 1993 Face the Nation.
"Steve Forbes pitches his flat tax scheme as an economic elixir good
for everything that ails us....It's the kind of optimistic message
people want to believe. But experts have trouble with many of Forbes'
specific promises, like how the flat tax would boost economic
growth....Forbes claims taxes can be lowered without adding to the
deficit....That was called supply-side economics under President
Reagan, less taxes equal more revenue. It didn't work out that
way...Okay, how about Forbes' number one wackiest flat tax promise?"
Forbes: "Parents would have more time to spend with their children, and with each other."
Engberg: "...The fact is, the flat tax is one giant untested theory. One economist suggested that before we risk putting it in, we ought to try it out someplace, like maybe Albania. Eric Engberg, CBS News, Washington."
-- Feb. 8, 1996.
"George Bush's civil rights record is less than pristine. He vetoed
the civil rights bill of 1990 and when he ran for the Senate in '64 he
campaigned against the Civil Rights Act. He built his '88 campaign
around the Willie Horton issue."
-- September 23, 1992 Evening News.