January 28, 2002

Return to Normalcy?

Factualness Analysis Punditry
Early Clinton Coverage 59% 23% 18%
Early War Coverage 75% 14% 11%
Later Clinton Coverage 74% 18% 8%
Later War Coverage 63% 22% 14%

The press coverage of the Clinton scandal in March 1998, a period that was not as speculative as earlier, was actually more factual in tone than coverage of the war on terror in the months after September 11th.