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ROBERT WRIGHT Slanted: Racial Prejudice is Part of What Fueled the Clinton Campaign Scandal
ROBERT WRIGHT
ByRacial Prejudice Is Part of What Fueled the Clinton Campaign Scandal
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The New York Times runs a lot of headlines about scandals, but rarely does it run a headline that is a scandal. On Saturday, December 28, it came pretty close. The headline over its lead Page One story read: “DEMOCRATS HOPED TO RAISE $7 MILLION FROM ASIANS IN U.S.” On the inside page where the story continued, the headline was: “DEMOCRATS’ GOAL: MILLIONS FROM ASIANS.” Both headlines were wrong. The story was actually about a 1996 Democratic National Committee document outlining a plan to raise (as the lead paragraph put it) “$7 million from Asian-Americans.”