Monday, January 4, 2010

Newsweek Editor Claims It's A 'Longtime Clinton Principle' To Forego Today's Pleasures For Tomorrow

From News Busters:

Newsweek editor Jon Meacham’s shoeshine of an interview with Bill Clinton in the year-end issue (complete with Meacham making sure his use of the word "Sir" is included in the magazine’s transcript) ran three pages and had only three questions or statements from Meacham. Clinton was allowed to talk at extreme length, befitting his status at Newsweek as a global statesman. But this question from Meacham was the most likely to spur giggles:

What you're describing is the end of "future preference" [the idea that each person has an obligation to sacrifice today for the benefit of tomorrow, a longtime Clinton principle].

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My Comment: And people wonder why I roll my eyes when I talk about the media and the Clintons.

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