FauxPolitik

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

The Other Thing: We learned, too, this weekend, that the Kerry sex-scandal news eruption was apparently a false alarm. (Don't bank on it being dead, though.) It was instructive, though, in at least one way. The gossip grapevine -- and Drudge in particular -- serves as a reminder that there is quite a bit of information out there that isn't reported. Several (conflicting) reports said that this story had been floating around for months or years, that it had kept Kerry off the ticket in 2000, that it was the reason Dean was staying in the race. If you read the New York Post's Page Six (specifically the "Just Asking" items) then you know that, but for that minor issue of sourcing, there are any number of stories the press is just dying to run.

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