When Credibility Doesn't Matter

Janet Kuypers

    There’s a fine line between what the media says is good and what the public says is good. This much I have discovered with the whole Clinton “scandal”.

    I have made a point to stop listening to the reports on how Clinton is doing, what the media thinks the people think about Clinton, you name it. I did go through an article recently, though, and it started aggravating me right at the first sentence. As the editorial letter says, “President Clinton has lied and lied and lied some more...” I was already intrigued.

    Granted, that was the first line of the story.

    But I think we as Americas know that the average politician lies a lot anyway, to their family, to the other politicians, to their represented people. The only thing that is novel about this story, versus stories of other presidents, is that there is more media in the Presidentís face, and more avenues than there have ever been, to tell the public about the President’s wrongdoing.

    I think the majority of people I have talked to agree that this whole Clinton thing is pointless. The people don’t seem to care so much about wither or not the president bedded someone. Or didn’t. Or lied about it. You get the point. I think people get that Clinton has a private side; Clinton is just subject to a more volatile pressure from groups that want to expose him.

    I don’t think that Clinton is going to make our country go down the tubes with a pending possibility of an impeachment. And I don’t think that Clinton will make love to any stranger he can, whether or not he is the President of the United States. What I can think is there there has to be a fine line for what we as people can tolerate from the people we voted into office. We all have to make that judgement every day, it is just that now we have to do it when we learn more information. So we have been making these kinds of judgements for years; it won’t be too hard to do that again.



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