Papers Ignore Bill Clinton Taunting 'The Teabaggers Are Inflamed' Because Dems Are Winning

The New York Times and The Washington Post both reported on former president Bill Clinton's pep talk with Senate Democrats on Tuesday. But both skipped over what the folks at Politico recounted:

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said Clinton described the ongoing tea party protests against the Democratic agenda as a sign their party was making progress.

Whitehouse quoted Clinton arguing: "The reason the tea-baggers are so inflamed is because we are winning."

Perhaps the top editors felt this quote was not suitable for a family newspaper. Or perhaps they thought for Bill Clinton to joke about someone else's crotch being inflamed was just too embarrassing (to Clinton fans) to pass along.

The Washington Post hyped another quote on their front page:

"The worst thing to do is nothing."

That's what former president Bill Clinton told Senate Democrats on Tuesday about their upcoming vote on health care legislation. A3

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