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Shocking: Clinton's Editor Questions Memoir's Credibility: "Did you make half of that stuff up?"
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Posted on 05/26/2003 9:58:47 AM PDT by rs79bm

An editor working on ex-President Bill Clinton's memoirs has raised questions about the veracity of his account after reading the book's first draft.

"Did you make half of that stuff up?" the editor asked, according to Clinton's own admission during a ceremony at his Little Rock presidential library on Friday.

In little-noticed comments covered by the Associated Press, the ex-president revealed the unnamed editor's skepticism, saying, "When I first showed my editor the drafts of my memoirs, he said, 'Boy you've got a lot in here about Arkansas.'

"And I said, 'Well read it before you cut it out.'"

Then Clinton revealed, "He read it and said he laughed and cried and hooted and hollered and he said, 'Did you make half of that stuff up.'

"And I said, 'No it really happened that way.' "

In 2001, Knopf Books won the bidding war for Clinton's memoirs with a reported $12 million advance.

The ex-president's editor isn't the first to doubt his truthfulness. In 1999 Clinton was fined $90,000 and held in civil contempt for providing false and misleading answers to U.S. District Court Judge Susan Webber Wright, who presided over Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit.

A year before, Clinton became the first elected president in U.S. history to be impeached after he gave false testimony to a federal grand jury probing his attempts to obstruct justice in the Jones case.


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1 posted on 05/26/2003 9:58:48 AM PDT by rs79bm
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To: rs79bm
Just like all letters to "Penthouse"
2 posted on 05/26/2003 10:03:51 AM PDT by tophat9000
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To: rs79bm
"And I said, 'No it really happened that way.' "

"I first met Hillary when I stood beside her at a toilet in the men's room."

3 posted on 05/26/2003 10:09:21 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: tophat9000
"I used to be the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. I always thought the letters to your magazine were phony until I met 'Kiddo', a voluptuos young intern...."
4 posted on 05/26/2003 10:10:07 AM PDT by Skip Ripley
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To: tophat9000
Clinton's contribution to history......ranks right up there with lowlife journo frauds Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair.
5 posted on 05/26/2003 10:10:29 AM PDT by Liz
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To: rs79bm
"He read it and said he laughed and cried and hooted and hollered and he said, 'Did you make half of that stuff up.'"

I don't know about this. Seems to me the reaction of any editor reading Blubba's supposed first draft of his memoirs would more likely be, "He gasped and gagged and vomited and swore and he said, 'You lying piece of crap. How dare you submit this steaming pile of excrement?'"

6 posted on 05/26/2003 10:15:41 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: rs79bm
"In our country during the '50s and '60s, black churches were burned to intimidate civil rights workers. I have vivid and painful memories of black churches being burned in my own state when I was a child."

Bill Clinton, June 1996

7 posted on 05/26/2003 10:15:42 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (This tag line may be closer than it appears.)
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To: rs79bm
"I thought Hillary was sexy. She had a nice butt."
8 posted on 05/26/2003 10:17:05 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: tophat9000
Just like all letters to "Penthouse"

I'd believe those before I believed the bent one.

9 posted on 05/26/2003 10:18:02 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: rs79bm
"I was attracted to Hillary after I saw the pictures of Lenin, Marx, and Stalin she proudly displayed in her room. I thought to myself: this woman and I together can work to bring down this capitalist society, and make it a haven for socialism. But, damn she is ugly; I can only imagine how ugly our kids will be."
10 posted on 05/26/2003 10:22:19 AM PDT by Duramaximus ( American Born, Gun_Toting , Aerospace Worker Living In A State That Worships Socialism)
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To: rs79bm
Clinton will have the last say, I'm sure, after the whole thing has been 'editied' by the editor. He had the pleasure of doing the final edit for his mother's autobiography. Clinton had her saying some things that his mom would never have said. Mostly, in 'her' explanations of the character of Billy. Things that a wise-cracking, horse-race addict would never have said.

Clinton's book will be total bull crap.

11 posted on 05/26/2003 10:25:01 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: rs79bm
An editor working on ex-President Bill Clinton's memoirs questioned Klintoon's veracity?

Oh no, dead man walking. Arkancide is unforgiving.

12 posted on 05/26/2003 10:26:31 AM PDT by zip
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To: Liz
Blair and Clinton are probably the same types: bright guys whose principal talent is being able to con people.
13 posted on 05/26/2003 10:30:35 AM PDT by RobbyS
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To: rs79bm
Half?
14 posted on 05/26/2003 10:33:51 AM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: rs79bm
Shocking: Clinton's Editor Questions Memoir's Credibility: "Did you make half of that stuff up?"

Slick makes it all up except for the rapes, the bj's and lying.<p?

15 posted on 05/26/2003 10:34:35 AM PDT by hgro
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To: rs79bm
'Did you make half of that stuff up.'

No wonder clinton denied it. He made it all up!

16 posted on 05/26/2003 10:36:01 AM PDT by Gritty
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To: Slyfox
Clinton's book will be total bull crap.

It's stuff like this that gives bull crap a bad name.
At least real bull crap is good fertilizer for the garden.

17 posted on 05/26/2003 10:43:21 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: rs79bm
Blimpo is like George on Seinfeld: "It's not a lie if you believe it's the truth". That's our lovely ex-Prez for you.
18 posted on 05/26/2003 10:46:29 AM PDT by gramho12 (God bless our troops)
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To: Gritty
That seems about right. He made up half
of it, and the rest never happened.
19 posted on 05/26/2003 10:59:09 AM PDT by gcruse (Vice is nice, but virtue can hurt you. --Bill Bennett)
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To: rs79bm
How many times are we going to fall for this technique?

Wasn't it just a few weeks ago, the story about Hillary's book, how it was not ready, no title, no nothing, then a week later it is in the book stores?

Just before the video of Clinton's grand jury testomony was released, we were told he really looked bad, and how he "blow up" over some of the questions, only to be shown in control.

This is just so much BS to hype the book, don't fall for it.

20 posted on 05/26/2003 11:06:39 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
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To: tophat9000
You mean all of those letters arent from nubile freshman co-eds at a 'large midwestern university'- I am shocked and stunned!
21 posted on 05/26/2003 11:14:54 AM PDT by ewing
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To: rs79bm
Clinty was in Las Vegas, trolling for dollars last week. According to Fox 411 on the Fox News website on Friday,Clinty had some amazing things to say,to the young blacks gathered-after paying 50 dollars for the priviledge of seeing Clinty for a few minutes.He's become the kind of person who charges for an autograph.

" ..the event was pitched toward young,upwardly mobile African Americans."
"Clinton told the audience that his Web site, which is now up and running, will soon offer his take on news events as they happen. "Now you'll know what's really going on," he promised. "Since you're not told that often these days."

Clinty tells his audience of apparently educated young blacks, that they haven't been "told" the truth about current events,but,now that his website is running-they can go there and finally understand the news. How patronizing and insulting does Clinty have to get,before a black audience realizes how he is treating them? He sure does act like the Plantation owner,telling the slaves that only he can teach them about the world.Clinty never addresses a black gathering with respect-it's all shucking and jiving,cheap jokes and red faced guffaws. Imagine if Trent Lott treated black audiences, the way Clinty does.
22 posted on 05/26/2003 11:16:46 AM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Liz
...and CNN
23 posted on 05/26/2003 11:22:15 AM PDT by demosthenes the elder (If *I* can afford $5/month to support FR: SO CAN YOU)
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To: rs79bm
Jayson Blair should take reporting lessons from Clinton if he wants to reach a lower depth as a lying scoundrel.... which I think is his goal.
24 posted on 05/26/2003 11:25:03 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: rs79bm
I can't wait to read his account of seeing all those church burnings in Arkansas, or how he gave Al Gore the idea to invent the internet.
25 posted on 05/26/2003 11:25:56 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: rs79bm
Clintoons, has never liked telling the truth, for him to
change now, would be a miracle.

Afterall, his Vice President invented the Internet, Not!

And he never had sex with that woman, Not!

Ops4 God Bless America!
26 posted on 05/26/2003 11:26:24 AM PDT by OPS4
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To: Dog Gone
You mean mouth ---according to Monica he's not much interested in the other parts.
27 posted on 05/26/2003 11:30:34 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: DainBramage
"I first met Hillary when I stood beside her at a toilet in the men's room."

Whose was bigger? Yours or "her's?"

28 posted on 05/26/2003 11:30:50 AM PDT by nonliberal (Taglines? We don't need no stinkin' taglines!)
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To: rs79bm
This is just a ruse to sell books. I will wait til they publish the toilet paper edition.
29 posted on 05/26/2003 11:31:45 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (wiping crap off on crap.......very interesting.)
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To: FITZ; Dog Gone
.......according to Monica he's not much interested in the other parts....
30 posted on 05/26/2003 11:36:55 AM PDT by Liz
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To: rs79bm
I've a feeling the editor's incredulousness is about Sick's
descriptions of how Republican/Conservatives were always trying to REALLY, NO REALLY PHYSICALLY ...."kill,maim,sink,deep-six" him at every turn...
31 posted on 05/26/2003 11:37:24 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Hillary's heart is as cold as a cast-iron commode.)
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To: nonliberal
"Whose were bigger, Your's or hers?"

His boobs were bigger, but her calves were bigger than his thigh........OOps!.... oh, you meant whose.........was bigger.....
32 posted on 05/26/2003 11:40:18 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell
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To: rs79bm
Clinton's autobiography will be the first one classified as fiction.
33 posted on 05/26/2003 12:11:51 PM PDT by exit82
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To: CIB-173RDABN; maica
Just before the video of Clinton's grand jury testomony was released, we were told he really looked bad, and how he "blow up" over some of the questions, only to be shown in control. This is just so much BS to hype the book, don't fall for it.

I remember this....and how he delayed, gave long rambling speeches instead of answers and then ran out of time when a few questions from members of the grand jury were about to be asked. The Pubbies in charge of this were really stupid.

34 posted on 05/26/2003 12:15:07 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: rs79bm
It should go to Readers' Digest. They have the most thorough fact checking in the business (busted Mike Barnicle and others). See Readers' Digest writer guidelines.
35 posted on 05/26/2003 12:26:45 PM PDT by pttttt
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To: rs79bm
So in a new -Time of War-..

in a new Century...

with an Enemy that is now...

just around the corner and...

up your street:



.."IS it SAFE?" = HILLARY on Armed Senate Armed Services Committee..

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36 posted on 05/26/2003 12:43:11 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com..)
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To: rs79bm
Shocking: Clinton's Editor Questions Memoir's Credibility: "Did you make half of that stuff up?"

He's way too old to change those "spots". They'll have to sell the book in the FICTION DEPT., I thought that was a given, LOL.

37 posted on 05/26/2003 12:43:53 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: rs79bm
This is another pubilicity stunt. Clinton just wants to sell books. We all know what a morally depraved man he is and until he is convicted for his crimes, I don't want to hear anything else coming out of his trashy mouth.
38 posted on 05/26/2003 12:55:11 PM PDT by freekitty (W)
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To: rs79bm
... He read it and said he laughed and cried and hooted and hollered and he said ...
A senior editor at Knopf books "hooted"?

It's hard for me to imagine anyone "hooting".
39 posted on 05/26/2003 1:01:16 PM PDT by Asclepius (as above, so below)
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To: rs79bm
Clinton's Editor Questions Memoir's Credibility: "Did you make half of that stuff up?"Actually, I believe Clinton is making up the stuff about "his editor" asking him if he made stuff up.
40 posted on 05/26/2003 1:22:41 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: rs79bm
Clinton Reflects
41 posted on 05/26/2003 1:27:01 PM PDT by byteback
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To: rs79bm
If you have ever read Errol Flynn's book "My Wicked Wicked Ways" you can about imagine how Bill's book will read.
42 posted on 05/26/2003 2:02:21 PM PDT by Pylot
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To: Izzy Dunne
It's stuff like this that gives bull crap a bad name.

I would like to extend my sincere apologies to Bull Crap everywhere.

43 posted on 05/26/2003 2:04:22 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: rs79bm
Make the bad man go away!
44 posted on 05/26/2003 2:16:21 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been bananad.)
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To: rs79bm
An editor working on ex-President Bill Clinton's memoirs has raised questions about the veracity of his account...

The editor sould consult Lanny Davis and Sydney Blumenthal for credibility back-up.

As neutral observers, they ought to settle this crazy notion and unfounded rumors that Bill Clinton would ever distort the truth.

For heaven's sake -- the man's record is clear on this...Isn't it??

45 posted on 05/26/2003 2:18:28 PM PDT by F16Fighter (Democrats -- The Party of Stalin and Chiraq)
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To: rs79bm
>Did you make that up?

One day: "No, that's the way it happened."

Next day: "Yes, I did."

46 posted on 05/26/2003 2:22:15 PM PDT by jagrmeister
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To: tophat9000
Penthouse, yeah, the guys with the elastic rulers.
47 posted on 05/26/2003 2:36:54 PM PDT by Old Professer
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To: Miss Marple; Mo1; Howlin; rintense
Barf Bag Alert
48 posted on 05/26/2003 3:08:01 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: rs79bm
So is he trying to drum up sales for his work of fiction?
I, for one, won't be reading it!
49 posted on 05/26/2003 4:05:34 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: rs79bm
In 2001, Knopf Books won the bidding war for Clinton's memoirs with a reported $12 million advance.

And just how many hungry chilrun coud have been fed with that amount of money?

50 posted on 05/26/2003 4:16:11 PM PDT by Mark (Treason doth never prosper, for if it prosper, NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON.)
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