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Chuck Todd: In the ‘90s, We Couldn’t Cover Bin Laden; Too Busy With Lewinsky


[See NewsBusters for more.] Cover Osama bin Laden in the ‘90s? Journalists were too busy with Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. That was the casual, lazy way in which Chuck Todd on Monday explained lack of journalistic alarm about the terrorist. Todd talked to actors Jeff Daniels and Peter Sarsgaard about their new TV series on the pre-9/11 hunt for bin Laden, The Looming Tower. He dismissed: “Bin Laden was an undercovered issue and person in our news media in the late ‘90s because we were focused on another story.... Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.”

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