Vanity Fair has chosen the excerpt the book, apparently with no fact checking.
Maura Moynihan takes issue not only Klein, but Vanity Fair as well. Here is a taste,
It is sorry proof of the national decline of standards and the perversion of priorities that Senator Hillary Clinton isnÂt getting coverage in Vanity Fair magazine--a New York-based publication--for her work in the U.S. Senate. Rather, the magazine's editors have decided that it is more newsworthy and relevant to excerpt a tawdry new book that hits a new low in Hillary-bashing.There's more.
Ed Klein, author of the book in question, The Truth About Hillary, alleges that New York's late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan "despised" Mrs. Clinton, that he once hid in a cloakroom to terminate a conversation with her. Nonsense. I think I know Senator Moynihan better than Mr. Klein, because he was my father. Mr. Klein also claims firsthand knowledge of a meeting between my parents and Mrs. Clinton that took place in their apartment in Washington. It was during this meeting that Mrs. Clinton, then the nationÂs First Lady, discussed the idea of running for the seat my father was about to vacate.
Mr. Klein puts quotes around statements that were never uttered. I can confirm this because the only other persons present during this meeting were myself and our Tibetan cook, who speaks about 10 words of English. Mr. Klein has now gone on the record to say that he spent "several hours interviewing Mrs. Moynihan." Puzzling indeed, in that Mrs. Moynihan--my mother--hasn't seen Mr. Klein in over 20 years. I'd like to see the transcripts or hear the tapes of his on-the-record talks with Mrs. Moynihan. And it would have been difficult for him to interview Senator Moynihan, because he's dead.