_James Carville is a guest contributor to Media Matters._
Having been on the front line fighting these battles for over 20 years, let me
explain to you the basic rule the Washington Press Corps employs when it comes
to covering Bill and Hillary Clinton. It is an ironclad rule that most any
journalist covering the Clintons must follow: There shall be one standard for
covering everyone else in public life, and another standard for the Clintons.
Because, well.... because they are the Clintons. Henceforth this will be
referred to as the Clinton Rule.
My point to you, dear reader, is that it is the Washington Press Corps' rule,
and they're not going to change it, but we as progressives don't have to
accept it. That is why I am proud to be posting on this site, because no one
is more effective at combatting the Clinton Rule than David Brock and his
One thing I can promise you is that this is not the last made-up scandal.
The endless, breathless coverage of the Hillary Clinton "email scandal" is
nothing more than another made-up scandal in a long, long line of made-up
scandals. Over the past ...