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Tuesday, August 2, 2005
Say What?
Topic: Newsmax
An Aug. 2 NewsMax article makes the claim that Edward Klein's factually flawed attack on Hillary Clinton "will appear on the New York Times best-seller list to be published this coming Sunday, for a record-setting fifth week in a row."

Huh? Since when is five weeks on the Times list considered a record? The list itself notes that Jon Stewart's "America (The Book)" has been on the list for 43 weeks.

The next paragraph clears up things: "Klein's success with his Hillary bio outstrips his success with his previous record of a four-week stint on the Times list for his book 'All Too Human: The Love Story of Jack and Jackie Kennedy.'"

Oh. It's not a record for the list; it's a personal record for Klein. That makes it the biggest ConWeb non-news event since WorldNetDaily breathlessly declared that a book on prophecies had more five-star reviews on Amazon than "The DaVinci Code."

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