Posted by Dhm on July 15, 2004
In Reply to: In the tank to posted by DH on July 14, 2004
: "The mainstream press was in the tank to Starr until the Starr report came out...."( TIME mag)
: Bill Clinton said it; Joe Klein wrote it
: Would some politically hip correspondent please explain
: Incidentally, the expression also goes, "in the tank for..."
: ----Thanks guys
I think it's originally a boxing expression. To "go in the tank" is to take a dive or throw a fight. To be "in the tank to Starr" would mean that the press had not stood up to the special prosecutor as it should have.