Sunday, June 10, 2018

Nothing new under the Sun: The journalism-for-sex trade-off, revisited

June 9, 2018 By Richard Jack Rail
The Senate Intelligence Committee's security director for the last 29 years threw it all away for a hottie. Another Monica Lewinsky? Kind of. The chick was, and maybe still is, a reporter for the New York Times, and it was a full-blown affair rather than one of those deals where she had sex with him but he didn't with her. This time around, nobody's trying to pass himself off as a victim of a stalker or her the victim of a predator or him a Harvey Wallbanger and her a naïf. It seems to have been a strict quid pro quo. He got access to a young female bod, while she got insider intelligence that made her light shine as a reporter. Stop rolling your eyes; it worked for a while.  It's an old game that never fails a run by new players.

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