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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-05 09:59 AM
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73. The debunking was of the claim that AIR traffic was tied up...
Edited on Fri Jan-21-05 10:24 AM by JHB
...not ground traffic. And it wasn't the haircut that tied up the roads for 2 hours, it was the general security procedure.

As for non-autobiography sources, how about the Columbia Journalism Review:
http://www.cjr.org/archives.asp?url=/93/5/d_l.asp
* LAUREL to New York Newsday, and to staff writer Glenn Kessler, for a record-breaking solo flight. With most of the nation's news media zooming in on the president's $ 200 haircut on the Los Angeles Airport runway and roaring about the disruptions his hirsutic hubris caused, Kessler took off in a different direction -- and landed on some hard, concrete facts. His analysis of Federal Aviation Administration records, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, revealed that, contrary to stories of circling planes, jammed-up runways, and inconvenienced passengers (and contrary, too, to the apology the White House felt pressured to make), only one (unscheduled) air taxi reported an actual (two-minute) delay. Unfortunately, most of the nation's news media, in usual near-perfect formation, found neither time nor space to correct a story that had been wildly off course.

Blame your local officials for not working out alternate routes, or the Secret Service for enforcing this procedure, but don't just throw it in Clinton's lap.

ON Edit: speaking of lying (or at least gross imprecision), I guess you should provide your own link to prove the road was shut down. Guess I'm too used to the presidential traffic tie-ups in NYC (all presidents) that I gave you the benefit of the doubt.
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