The Lone Starr Hearings

Ken Starr took his case to Congress and lost: he became the target, and few people paid attention

If there was ever any doubt that Ken Starr's daylong appearance before the House Judiciary Committee would not be an edifying experience for the nation, Michael Moore's presence in the room erased it. Moore, who makes a living satirizing the pompous and the hypocritical in films and on television, arrived last Thursday at the Rayburn House office building on Capitol Hill, site of the solemn Watergate impeachment hearings of 24 years ago, wearing a bright green baseball cap and trailing a cameraman. He was there to collect footage for his new cable-TV show, appropriately titled The Awful Truth. But he was...

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