I. News Coverage of the Clinton Scandals: An Overview. The Chronology of Coverage. Structure of This Study -- II. Differences in the Coverage: Whitewater vs. Troopergate/Paula Jones. Little Coverage, With Exceptions. Stories Printed and Aired. Standards of Proof. Treatment of Sources -- III. Why Journalists Were Reluctant to Cover the Personal Scandals. Squeamish on Sex: Values of the Media. Journalists' Self-Esteem. Peer Review and Public Reaction. It's the President, Stupid. Sex vs. Official Misconduct. An Easy Exit Strategy -- IV. Lessons and Prescriptions. Options for Future Coverage. Categorizing Stories. Applications to the Clinton Sex Chronicles -- Sidebar A: It Was the Best of Times. It Was the Worst of Times -- Sidebar B: The Post and Ms. Jones -- Sidebar C: Trooper L. D. Brown: The Forgotten Trooper -- Sidebar D: Times are Tough... On the Clintons -- Sidebar E: The Half-Truth and Nothing but the Half Truth: The White House Credibility Gap Revisited.
Sidebar F: Old Lessons Re-Learned -- Sidebar G: Sex Please - We're British! Clinton's Press Across the Pond -- Sidebar H: The Joke's on Clinton: A Sampler of Scandal Humor.