Back in 1993, after Bill Clinton promised to be all things to all people to get elected, and then began flopping his flips once in office, then-presidential aide George Stephanopoulos (now with ABC, very much a lateral move) chastised journalists for being too literal:
He says reporters today all have computers, which means they can look up promises too easily. His bottom line: ”We have become hostage to Lexis-Nexis.” He may have a point, at that.
But that was at the tail end of the stone knives and bearskins era of the online world. These days, “Clinton Campaign Not Compatible With YouTube Era . . . ”
Update: In more ways than one, I’m not sure how compatible CNN is with the YouTube era, either.