For the Times, another gutter awaits

If the Clintons' marriage is grist for the mill, why not follow up on a tabloid report about the Bushes?

Published May 24, 2006 1:02PM (EDT)

Quick, can somebody call the New York Times?

If the paper thinks the private married life of a first couple is worthy of a 50-interview, front-page story -- and it clearly does, at least when the couple in question happens to be the Clintons -- then it will surely want to follow up on the story Firedoglake's Jane Hamsher has spotted in a supermarket tabloid in Oklahoma: "George and Laura Bushs marriage has collapsed as his approval ratings plummet and a host of mounting personal problems rip the first couple apart and push them to secretly lead separate lives!"

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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