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KKW A A. SAMUELS
Shame on you media
Bill and Monica.
It seems as though their story will never end.
The most recent account of their saga concerns the worldwide
release of Clinton’s 4-hour and 3-
minute grand jury testimony that
took place Sept. 21. Under ordinary
circumstances a grand jury inquiry
is supposed to be secretive. This
time, however, independent coun
cil Ken Starr decided it would be in the best interest of the country to
finally know the truth about what happened between the President and
Monica, and released his reports to the public which included the
deposition tape of President Clinton.
The media seemed to have agreed. The presidents of CNN, ABC,
NBC and FOX said it was "history in the making," and "everyone
should have the chance to view it." According to the Sept. 28 issue of
Broadcasting and Cable, none of the networks previewed the tapes,
having only received them five minutes before air time. Their resolu
tion; show a disclaimer saying there will be graphic material discussed.
The quality of media has definitely declined. I am embarrassed to
be a student of a profession who wants to take advantage of a situation
that normally would not have escalated this far.
The opinion expressed in this column is that of the author and does not
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Do you think the media should have released the
information about the grand jury investigation to the
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MAJOR: BUSINESS ADMIN.
HOME STATE; VIRGINIA
HOME STATE; ILLINOIS
The video shouldn't have been re- Everything that Clinton did with
leased. What Clinton does is no Monica Lewinsky is his business.
one's business but his. He should As long as he is doing his job I
be punished by Hillary and no one really don't care what he does.
else. He does his job in the office
and the happier he is the better his
job will be. All the media want is
entertainment. Shame, shame on
HOME STATE; FLORIDA
That information is a part of
Clinton's personal life and if he
was any other man it would not
have been released to the world.
HOME STATE; TEXAS
If Clinton was not in his leadership
role the tapes wouldn't have been
released. So we should not have let
these tapes get released.
MAJOR: MASS COMM.
HOME STATE; CALIFORNIA
The media should be entitled to
scrutinize Clinton's personal life.
If he weren't the president no one
HOME STATE; TENNESSEE
/ don't believe the tapes should
have been released to the public
especially over the internet. This is
an issue that should have been
kept in the files and not displayed
for children to see. This is a matter
for the Clinton family to handle. I
believe he's done a fine job run
ning the country.