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April 13, 1998
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Where's the Media Scrutiny of Psychic's Accusations Against Starr's Key Witness?
News Media Fall For Nutcase's Story
ALEXANDRIA, Va. --- Media Research Center Chairman
Brent Bozell charged the national news media with rank hypocrisy today regarding coverage of the erupting Clinton scandals. The latest example of this hypocrisy involves the media's willingness to carry the story of an Arkansas woman who has no credibility and her charges that special prosecutor Kenneth Starr's key witness, David Hale, received payoffs for his testimony against President Clinton from a conservative foundation. Bozell noted the media, especially the television networks, never checked her story out before airing it.
Bozell called on the media to correct the record immediately, now that the woman, Caryn Mann, has been exposed as a nutcase.
According to the Washington
Times: "Before she moved to Bentonville [Ark.], Mrs. Mann gave psychic readings at the Golden Leaves Bookstore in Hot Springs. She once confided to her boyfriend, Parker Dozhier, that she knew where Jimmy Hoffa was buried. She also boasted that she could turn the rain on and off, and had guided U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf war through mental telepathy" (4/13/98).
"The national media only seem to be embarrassed when they make the mistake of running false information about Clinton, and the networks are all too quick to join the White House campaigns to discredit Clinton's accusers. Here, a Clinton defender discredits herself as a nutcase but the networks run her fraudulent story and then refuse to correct it. The public's increasing lack of confidence in the national media's credibility will only continue to grow as episodes such as this recur," Bozell said.
To schedule an interview with Mr. Bozell or another MRC spokesman contact Keith Appell at (703)-683-5004.
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