April 18, 2008

HuffPo has dug up a doozy from 1993 of George Stephanopoulos decrying the same vapid and petty "side issues" he and Charlie Gibson dedicated half of Wednesday's Democratic debate talking about.

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Transcript via HuffPo:

STEPHANOPOULOS: What he's going to do in this campaign is focus on what's important to the American people, on the jobs and the education. That's what the American people care about. They want to move into the future. They don't want to be diverted by side issues, and they're not going to let the Republican attack machine divert them.

Check. Mate. What a difference 15 years makes.

Does it surprise anyone that the establishment media back then, in this case Sam Donaldson, focused on the same petty "character issues"? Me neither.

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