No “scumbag”: VF’s Purdum is “the nicest guy in journalism”

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Bill Clinton thinks Todd Purdum (left) is a scumbag, but Joel Achenbach says the Vanity Fair writer is actually “the Platonic ideal of the Perfect Gentleman” and that “if you were to ask Todd to feed your cat while you were out of town, you’d come back to discover that he’d also taken the creature to the vet and mowed your yard and sent your wrinkled shirts to the cleaners.” || Jeffrey Goldberg: “The arguments mustered against Todd are comprehensively unconvincing, though, Todd, really, it couldn’t hurt to pick up the phone a million or two more times.”
> “Clinton raises one intriguing and fundamental journalism critique” (NPR)

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