Coming soon to The New York Times? Globe reports Bush marriage breakup
Posted by mythoughtsandnews on December 15, 2006
Summary: In Patrick Healy’s recent front-page New York Times article on the state of the Clintons’ marriage, Healy noted that a “tabloid photograph” of former President Bill Clinton “was enough to fuel coverage in the gossip pages.” Media Matters does not endorse the decision by elite media figures to take their cues from tabloids, but if they do so, we expect them to be consistent. As it happens, the cover of the May 29 edition of the Globe magazine contains a headline about another high-profile political couple: “BUSH MARRIAGE BREAKUP! EXCLUSIVE! SEPARATE LIVES IN THE WHITE HOUSE.”
In his May 23 front-page article in The New York Times, staff writer Patrick Healy asserted that “[w]hen the subject of Bill and Hillary Clinton comes up for many prominent Democrats these days, Topic A is the state of their marriage” and how it “might affect Mrs. Clinton’s possible bid for the presidency in 2008.” Healy offered no specific reasons for this purported interest among “prominent Democrats” aside from the amount of time the Clintons spent apart, a mention of a decade-old affair, and a reference to year-old “concern” over a “tabloid photograph showing Mr. Clinton leaving B.L.T. Steak in Midtown Manhattan late one night after dining with a group that included Belinda Stronach, a Canadian politician.” Healy continued: “The two were among roughly a dozen people at a dinner, but it still was enough to fuel coverage in the gossip pages.”
Bush is screwing up America just like he is screwing up his marriage. Family comes first above all else. I guess Bush is more concerned about how big he can make his and his buddies bank accounts than he is about his marriage.