|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.