Scandal Interruptus

A Bit Less Jefferson in William Jefferson Clinton

Bill Clinton has been dogged for years by the rumor that in Arkansas he fathered a child of an African-American prostitute. In 1992 the tale was flogged by the tabloid Globe. But it really took off last week when news leaked that the tabloid Star was conducting DNA tests to confirm or refute the rumor once and for all, provoking a frenzy of speculation in Washington after the story leaped, in the usual fashion, from the Drudge Report to the New York Post to papers around the world. Using the Starr Report's FBI analysis of Clinton's DNA as its reference, the...

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