It's the height of hubris for Newsweek to now claim the Lewinsky story was their scoop when they passed on it and allowed themselves to be scooped by Drudge and the Washington Post three days later.The cocktail circuit has never been able to live down the fact that they wee outscooped by one of those Internet kids on their lawn...
Sure, Isikoff did the reporting, but his editors and publishers held the political and media establishment's false construct of propriety in higher regard than their readers' right to know. They respected the opinions of their friends at Washington cocktail parties more than the intelligence of their readers.
Yes, it was Newsweek's story, and they killed it. It was Drudge's scoop and he changed the world with it.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Who scooped whom?