May
01
1994

Whitewater Under the Bridge

How the Press Missed the Story

Supporters of the Clintons suggest that Whitewater, a failed real estate venture from Bill and Hillary's Little Rock days, is old news. The election campaign is over, the argument goes, and the voters chose Clinton. But Whitewater never really became a campaign issue in 1992. Most media gave a great deal of space to allegations of Clinton's sexual affairs and accounts of his draft maneuverings, but shied away from a story about corporate collusion with politicians--perhaps because the story wasn't pushed by an establishment party or politician. Today, leading Republicans seem to want to talk about nothing but Whitewater and […]