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In a footnote to his Feb. 19 column about Bill Clinton’s lingering headline sway, Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz notes that Marc Rich attorney Jack Quinn is “crying foul” over television footage of Rich’s ex-wife, Denise Rich, presenting Clinton with a saxophone. Because the image accompanies voice-overs about Denise Rich’s political contributions, viewers might conclude that Rich gave the instrument to Clinton at a Democratic fundraiser. But Kurtz explains that the event in question was actually a charity ball for cancer research. So what photo did the Post select for its Page A2 story that same day about Republicans questioning Clinton’s defense of the Marc Rich pardon? Denise and Bill and a saxophone at that same November charity event, with a caption identifying the photo as being taken at an unspecified “gala.” —Richard Byrne