Monday, June 23, 2014

Ed Klein Gets Debunked by Al Franken & Joe Conason

Ed Klein is pushing his new book "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas." People on the left and the right pointed out the factual inaccuracies in Klein's 2005 book "The Truth About Hillary." Conservative columnist John Podhoretz wrote a brutal review.

ON page 202 of his new tome – just out yesterday – Ed Klein writes, “Greed seemed to be the only explanation for the outlandish book deal.” Klein is referring to the $8 million advance Hillary Clinton received for her autobiography.

These are curious words to be publishing in 2005, when Klein and the world know that her book “Living History” was a phenomenal success and has earned its author more than the $8 million in royalty payments advanced to her.

Curious and revealing. Because if any book in recent memory reads as though it has been written out of greed – a greedy hunger to separate millions of conservative book buyers from their hard-earned 25 bucks – it is Ed Klein’s “The Truth About Hillary.”

This is one of the most sordid volumes I’ve ever waded through. Thirty pages into it, I wanted to take a shower. Sixty pages into it, I wanted to be decontaminated. And 200 pages into it, I wanted someone to drive stakes through my eyes so I wouldn’t have to suffer through another word.

Ouch.

Below is an interview with Klein on The Al Franken Show from 2005. Franken and Joe Conason pressed Klein about his sources and his misrepresentation of quotes. Klein wasn't able to back up the claims he made in his book. The Klein interview is a demonstration of why fact-challenged conservative only go on Fox News and conservative talk radio.

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