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Dean Broder’s Double Standard

I don’t care that Rudy Giuliani is a thrice-married serial adulterer. I care that there’s one level of scrutiny for Democratic presidential candid

I don’t care that Rudy Giuliani is a thrice-married serial adulterer. I care that there’s one level of scrutiny for Democratic presidential candidates, and an easier one for Republicans, when it comes to personal lives.

Greg Sargent notes that the Washington Post’s David Broder chatted with readers late last week, and there was a brief-but-interesting exchange.

New York: Will you and the media ever apply as much scrutiny to the Giuliani marriages as you have done to the single Clinton marriage?

David S. Broder: I plan to leave both subjects alone.

Is that so?

It's odd, given that Broder has devoted quite a bit of energy to the Clintons’ marriage, during Bill Clinton’s presidency and after, while giving Giuliani's scandalous personal life a pass. But now the Dean of the DC media establishment plans to leave both marriages alone. How big of him.

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