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Paul Sperry, the WorldNetDaily Washington bureau chief who broke the
White House porn-gate story, being attacked by supporters of President Clinton as a journalism lightweight, spent 12 years reporting for Investor’s Business Daily, has a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin and won a prestigious media fellowship at the Hoover Institution.
Though Sperry’s reports on national security issues have been picked up by virtually every major news agency in the world, he is most well-known for a White House picnic confrontation with
Clinton last year for which he was banished from future
Sperry has extensive reporting and editing experience on national affairs, economics, manufacturing, real estate and general business coverage. While at IBD, he helped create the popular features “IBD’s Top 10,” “To The Point,” the “Leaders & Success” page, “Industry Snapshot” and “IBD Brain Trust.” He also helped launch the IBD poll of top CEOs.
|WorldNetDaily Washington Bureau Chief Paul Sperry|
But it was last fall when Sperry became the talk of Washington and the nation. During an informal White House gathering for much of the press corps, Sperry asked Clinton when he might be holding his next press conference. Initially Clinton brushed off the inquiry. But Sperry persisted.
“Who are you with?” Clinton asked.
Sperry answered him and repeated his question about the press conference.
Clinton asked why he should hold a press conference, and Sperry answered that the American people had many questions about the growing China scandal involving his administration and an FBI investigation.
According to witnesses, Clinton grew extremely agitated. Among the statements made to Sperry was that the FBI only focused attention on the China scandal to divert attention from the agency’s own role in the Waco scandal. As a result of the unusual confrontation, Clinton’s White House banned Sperry from White House functions.
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