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
PBS Omnipresence; NBC
News reporter and host of
"Big winners won this round -- corporations, investors, people with
high incomes, including yours truly....But every good deal carries
trade-offs and here are some to this tax bill. One, it invites the
return of mischievous tax shelters that distort the economy. Two, you
can't be sure of its results. The 1981 tax cuts were followed by the
biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Three, by
encouraging consumption over savings the tax bill risks inflation.
Four, it stirs sleeping cynics. How come so many tax breaks are
proposed for wealthy individuals and corporations who've been pouring
money into party coffers at the rate of $123,000 a day?"
-- April 6, 1995 NBC Nightly News commentary on the Republican tax cut proposal.
"They're angry now that, most of the people who were killed were
connected, in one way or the other, to the federal government. They
thought of themselves as public servants. Then politicians and talk
radio turned them into faceless bureaucrats, and finally the terrorists
turned them into victims, and they're angry."
-- Promoting April 12, 1996 Dateline NBC on Oklahoma City bombing victims.
"Gingrich uses words as if they were napalm bombs...He sent
conservative candidates a long list of words to smear their opponents
-- words like `sick,' `pathetic,' `traitors,' `corrupt,' `anti-family,'
`disgrace.' With talk radio quoting it all back to us, our political
landscape is a toxic dump."
-- March 7, 1995 NBC Nightly News.
"A majority of people say they don't like what they're learning
about this Contract. They know the difference between reforming the
welfare state and replacing it with the corporate state....Some of this
stuff...could only get through hidden in the hubcaps of a juggernaut."
-- On Gingrich, March 23, 1995 NBC Nightly News.