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Will You Read Ed Klein’s ‘The Amateur’?

At the start of this week Edward Klein‘s latest tell-all book The Amateur was published. It is a biography on Barack Obama‘s presidency filled with all the dirty details and shocking claims expected from Klein who has written similar books on Hillary Clinton, Katie Couric and Jackie Kennedy.

So far, claims picking up buzz from the book, which is purportedly based on 200 interviews, include an alleged bribe of Obama’s former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright to keep quiet during the 2008 election, a feud between Obama’s wife Michelle and Oprah Winfrey and former president Bill Clinton calling Obama an “amateur.”

Predictably, the White House has pushed back. “Nobody in their right mind would believe the nonsense in this one, especially since both Secretary Clinton and President Clinton have been loyal and supportive of the president at every turn,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz has said of the book.

On FNC Friday conservative columnist Byron York said “[Klein's] last book in 2005 about Hillary Clinton was extremely controversial, claimed that she was a lesbian and all sorts of kind of out-there stuff.” He added, “It was denounced as a whole pack of lies by everybody involved.

Even so, excerpts from Klein’s book have been picked up by the WaPo, New York Post, Washington Examiner, New York Magazine, The Daily Caller and by the news site I also write for, The Blaze.

Let us know what you think about Klein’s book in our Fish Poll below. We’ll run the results tomorrow.

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