Six Strangely Omitted Words from Ron Suskind's Account of White House Sexism

Jim Newell · 09/20/11 05:04PM

Washington remains obsessed with all of the hot political gossip in Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Suskind's new book, Confidence Men, about the inner workings of the early Obama administration. The quote that so far has garnered the most attention is former communications director Anita Dunn's assertion that the White House boys' club atmosphere could have qualified as a "hostile workplace" under law. So why did Suskind omit the possibly exculpatory part of her quote?

cityfile · 11/10/09 04:37PM

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