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Since the Stormy Daniels story broke, network and cable news have given the scandal near-daily attention, with CNN even devoting over half of its total primetime coverage one evening to the porn star’s lawsuit against President Trump. Her appearance on 60 Minutes, which is set to air on March 25, has been hyped enthusiastically by the media, and it will no doubt receive additional attention in the days after it airs.
But Donald Trump is not the first President to have been accused of sexual improprieties. When President Bill Clinton faced allegations of sexual harassment from Paula Jones and even a rape charge from Juanita Broaddrick, these same outlets looked for reasons not to cover those charges.