Thursday, May 15, 2003

The Ethics of Jeff Gerth

Much has been made of the question whether the scandal would have been stanched if Hillary had turned over the Whitewater files. Both David Gergen and George Stephanopoulos insisted that if the Post had been handed the documents the Whitewater fuss would have effectively been ended. But Jeff Gerth already had documents, including the long memo from the Arkansas bank commissioner Beverly Basset Schaeffer, with the correct information. The last was not, apparently, part of his picture.

The Clinton Wars, p. 224
It is unknown what kind of affirmative action Jeff Gerth is receiving, but one imagines it is the kind you get when you have pictures of Lelyveld with a goat.