03/26/2008 10:20 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Press Hits Rewind on the Clinton Scandals

The release of Hillary Clinton's White House schedules hit the rewind button in lots of newsrooms last week as reporters jumped at the chance to talk about White House sex and and pretend it was news. I suppose that was to be expected.

Yet for those who paid close attention to the press during the partisan battles of the '90s and bemoaned the Fourth Estate's collective performance, watching last week's Keystone Kops routine surrounding the relatively simple news story of the first lady's schedules confirmed a disturbing truth: The political press corps, in terms of standards and professionalism, is probably in worse shape today than it was 10 years ago.

Read the full Media Matters column here.