Ed Driscoll

Memory Holes, Then And Now

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.