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Adam Clymer

  • American journalist
  • Born April 27, 1937

Adam Clymer (April 27, 1937 – September 10, 2018) was an American journalist. He was a prolific political correspondent for The New York Times.


Democratic politicians have disliked things I've written, Republican politicians... if they all love you, you might as well be driving a Good Humor truck.




Another thing that's quite different in writing a book as a practicing newspaperman is that if you look at what you've written the next morning and you think you didn't get it quite right, you can fix it.




Ted Kennedy is the only person alive who might know more than we do about Chappaquiddick, and he may not.




There's a Washington standard of casually putting things off the record. It's really gone too far. I don't know an easy way to turn it back.




When I came back to Washington to be The Times' chief congressional correspondent in 1991, I was looking for a book subject, and Ted Kennedy stood out for two reasons.




I thought writing about somebody current would be a little closer to what I'm used to doing.



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