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Wednesday, June 15, 2005
A Little Less Restrained
Topic: Newsmax
A June 14 article makes it clear that, even though it thus far has refrained from reprinting the most lurid allegation, NewsMax will pump up Edward Klein's Hillary-bashing book.

In the article, NewsMax makes two significant changes to the June 14 USA Today article it recycles:

-- It deletes the paragraph stating that "The liberal-leaning says the book contains 'factual errors, misleading claims, and gay-baiting sexual innuendo.'"

-- It adds a completely new paragraph: "In fact, Klein is far from a conservative hatchet man. He's the former editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine, and author of the best sellers 'The Kennedy Curse' and 'Farewell, Jackie.'"

Additionally, NewsMax fails to note that while Klein may not be an obvious "conservative hatchet man," his collaborator on the book, NewsMax columnist John LeBoutillier, is.

(Full disclosure: I work for Media Matters.)

Posted by Terry K. at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 11:04 AM EDT

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