Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation Sources From Top To Bottom, Left To Right: The Washington Post (2), New York Times, Associated Press, CNN, New York Times, Smoking Gun, Associated Press (2), Newsday

"It's so cliched. It's like, 'There's a slutty girl on the Hill?'"

Jessica Cutler, a.k.a. Washingtonienne, on the media's interest in her blog, detailing her sexual encounters, that got her fired from her job as a Senate aide

"If anybody has a mortarboard, you can move your tassels from right to left, right to left, which is what I hope happened to your politics in the last four years."

George Washington University president Stephen Trachtenberg, at a graduation ceremony

"Looking back, we wish we had been more aggressive in re-examining the claims as new evidence emerged--or failed to emerge."

The New York Times, in an editor's note, saying it relied too heavily before the war on pro-invasion Iraqi-exile sources who provided misinformation on the existence of Saddam's WMD and connections to Al Qaeda

"Some of the students feel that they are so privileged that they have the privilege [to steal]."

Prosecutor Marc Citron, on Princeton students' stealing from the school store. Ten have been arrested since March.

"This disturbing intelligence indicates Al Qaeda's specific intention to hit the United States hard."

Attorney General John Ashcroft, on intelligence from multiple sources indicating that the terrorist group intends to attack the country in the coming months

"I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free, not to make them American. …

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