November 9th, 2007


Media Priorities

I love quotes like this.

The set-up, for those of you who don't have the time or inclination to read "Clinton Gets an Instant Chance to Wield a New Weapon" by Jim Rutenberg: The Clinton campaign has set up a web site devoted to instantaneous rebuttal of incorrect news reports. Yesterday, the site was used to refute a claim that Clinton had failed to tip her waitress at a Maid-Rite diner in Iowa.

The Times contacted the waitress, Anita Esterday, who seems to have shown a lot more sense than the rest of the world on this issue:

“You people are really nuts,” she told a reporter during a phone interview. “There’s kids dying in the war, the price of oil right now — there’s better things in this world to be thinking about than who served Hillary Clinton at Maid-Rite and who got a tip and who didn’t get a tip.”