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Tuesday, August 7, 2007
NewsBusters Wants to See Chelsea Clinton Drunk
Topic: NewsBusters

What is with NewsBusters' obsession with Chelsea Clinton's (long-ago) drinking habits?

An Aug. 7 post by Scott Whitlock marks the second time in a month that this issue has come up there. This time around, Whitlock is miffed that a "Good Morning America" report that referenced "Jenna Bush's many underage drinking incidents" didn't mention "the public drunkenness of Chelsea Clinton." Like Mark Finkelstein before him, Whitlock fails to acknowledge one crucial difference: Unlike Jenna Bush, Chelsea Clinton didn't break any laws with her drinking.

That link Whitlock supplies, by the way, is an 2-year-old anonymous report from a gossip blog -- hardly concrete evidence of Chelsea's alleged debauchery. Would Whitlock accept such evidence against the Bush twins?

Posted by Terry K. at 2:24 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, August 7, 2007 2:50 PM EDT

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