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In the tank to

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.