Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1999

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Author: William J. Clinton  | Date: February 3, 1999

Statement on People Magazine’s Decision To Print a Cover Story Featuring Chelsea Clinton,
February 3, 1999

We deeply regret and are profoundly saddened by the decision of People magazine to print a cover story featuring our daughter, Chelsea. For over 6 years, the media has understood and respected the unique situation facing Chelsea as she grows up in the spot light focused on her parents. Other than at public situations where she is an integral part of our family, Chelsea has not taken on a public role. We have been very grateful for the media’s restraint in allowing Chelsea the privacy that any young person needs and deserves.

Unfortunately, despite personal appeals with respect to her privacy and her security from her parents, People magazine has chosen to run the story. We can only hope that the media will continue its policy of restraint with respect to our daughter.

Note: This statement was released by the Office of the Press Secretary as a statement by the President and the First Lady.

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Chicago: William J. Clinton, "Statement on People Magazine’s Decision to Print a Cover Story Featuring Chelsea Clinton, February 3, 1999," Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1999 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, February 5, 1999 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995), 35:2680 Original Sources, accessed September 20, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CYSVYP71DMEB4B8.

MLA: Clinton, William J. "Statement on People Magazine’s Decision to Print a Cover Story Featuring Chelsea Clinton, February 3, 1999." Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1999, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, February 5, 1999 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995), 35:2680, Original Sources. 20 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CYSVYP71DMEB4B8.

Harvard: Clinton, WJ, 'Statement on People Magazine’s Decision to Print a Cover Story Featuring Chelsea Clinton, February 3, 1999' in Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1999. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, February 5, 1999 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995), 35:2680. Original Sources, retrieved 20 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CYSVYP71DMEB4B8.