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suskind’s selective editing…

Washington Post: …..One of the most striking quotes in the book came from former White House communications director Anita Dunn, who was quoted as saying that:

“……this place would be in court for a hostile workplace. . . . Because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.”

Dunn says she was quoted out of context and told The Post on Friday that she told Suskind “point blank” that the White House was not a hostile work environment.

On Monday, Suskind allowed a Post reporter to review a recorded excerpt of the original interview, which took place over the telephone in April. In that conversation, Dunn is heard telling Suskind about a conversation she had with Jarrett:

“I remember once I told Valerie that, I said if it weren’t for the president, this place would be in court for a hostile workplace,” Dunn is heard telling Suskind…..

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Kevin Drum: …. there’s a striking mismatch between what Ron Suskind heard and what he reported in his book …. This doesn’t necessarily change the substance of the charge about the White House atmosphere – though it might, depending on what Dunn meant – but it definitely changes what it suggests about Obama himself. Why on earth did Suskind leave that bit out? It’s only eight words, and it’s not as if he was short on space.

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