Now while I appreciate the attempt to inject some objectivity into the current media feeding frenzy, I must confess my concern that these investigative journalists have lost their edge. The standard used for any scandal in Washington was truth. But over the years, truth has become less important, and morality has become a personal affair.
Mr. Bernstein says the current scandal is merely about a "private consensual sexual" matter that bears no resemblance to Watergate. But why should every Washington scandal measure up to the standard of Watergate? And is it completely accurate to say that the Clinton scandal bears no resemblance to the Nixon scandal?
The first article of impeachment against President Nixon stated that he had made "false or misleading statements." President Clinton has admitted as much. He admitted to misleading the public, and I believe Kenneth Starr's report will be replete with other false and misleading statements by the president.
President Clinton, like President Nixon, likes to blame other people and especially those he considers his enemies for his behavior. Both lied to the American people, and both presided over administrations rocked with scandal. Perhaps Woodward and Bernstein should go back and read "All the President's Men." I think the parallels are closer than they might think.
I'm Kerby Anderson of Probe Ministries, and that's my opinion.
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