After calling former New York Times reporter and current Vanity Fair writer Todd Purdum "sleazy," "dishonest," "slimy," and a "scumbag,” former President Bill Clinton retreated a few steps to clear up his comments, according to The Huffington Post.
The ex-president's spokesman, Jay Carson, released a statement today saying, "President Clinton was understandably upset about an outrageously unfair article, but the language today was inappropriate and he wishes he had not used it."
Clinton made the comments to The Huffington Post after Purdum wrote a story discussing the company kept by the former president and its effect on his wife's bid for the presidency.
With Sen. Barack Obama set to win today's final two primaries, Sen. Hillary Clinton needs all the support she can get. In his tirade against Purdum, Clinton noted the article would not bode well for his wife's campaign. "But I'm telling ya, all it's doing is driving her supporters further and further away – because they know exactly what it is – this has been the most rigged press coverage in modern history – and the guy ought to be ashamed of himself. But he has no shame. It isn't the first dishonest piece he's written about me or her."
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