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IN DEFENSE OF JOE KLEIN

12:00 AM, Aug 5, 1996 • By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
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Klein has since written an apologia about his inability to handle that dilemma and for having handled much of it badly. I would never have started down the road he did. But I can understand why, having started, he did what he did.


True, he should not have lied. But the reaction to his offense is as disproportionate as it is hypocritical. If lying about authorship is now a hanging offense, there are not enough lampposts in Washington to handle the volume.



by Charles Krauthammer