The Whitewater media arc

Alter, Jonathan
March 1994
Newsweek;3/28/1994, Vol. 123 Issue 13, p21
Opinion. Contends the dynamics of the press coverage on Whitewater are predictable. Regardless of the scale of wrongdoing, the arc of scandal moves from frenzy to boredom and back again. Phases of the story, starting in March 1992; Elements that ignited the frenzy in 1994; Boredom as the newest phase of the Whitewater arc; How coverage should give way to a calmer, more challenging dynamic: context.


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