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He is plainly contemptuous of his old rivals at the Washington Post. Lelyveld cannot quite bring himself to be candid on that sensitive topic, which is, ironically, the same kind of intellectual failure excoriated so passionately and so precisely by Joan Didion.
Whilst not defending them, they werent concentration camps in the sense we think of them today. Although he oversaw most of the Times coverage of Whitewaterreplete with distortion and omission, Lelyveld avoids mentioning how that fabricated "scandal" led into the Lewinsky affair.
Students of the subject will recognize how inadequate that description is, but it is apparently the best he can do. Noting that Americans now, on average, become sexually active about a decade before they marry and that extramarital sex is one of the big reasons for a high divorce rate, Didion finds wonderment and self-serving political calculation in the ability of politicians and journalists to act so shocked.
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The question he is uniquely qualified to answer, but does not, is why that fascinating and salient story was so assiduously ignored by the mainstream media, including the Times, for so many years.
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She tells us the uncomfortable truth about the way we vote, the candidates we vote for, and the people who tell us to vote for them. she makes the case that most of them wouldn't know a "real American" if they tripped over one of us.
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