Howard Kurtz on Michael Wolff’s questionable book: ‘I don’t know what business he thinks he’s in’
“This is a news show. We deal in facts. I have been doing this for 25 years and I have never given anyone my questions prior to an interview. That is the story. That is not ‘negotiated truth’.”
In an interview with the New York Times published Thursday, Wolff was asked if he sought a comment from Fox News regarding his accusation but told the Times he didn’t need to do so.
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“No, but, again — it’s a difference between an institutional reporter and a non-institutional reporter. I don’t have to ask the silly questions,” Wolff said.
Wolff also claims in the new book that Special Counsel Robert Mueller drafted a three-count obstruction-of-justice indictment against President Trump before deciding not to pursue it.
Mueller spokesman Peter Carr strongly denied Wolff’s claim, making it the latest of the author’s assertions to be called into question.
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Kurtz told MacCallum that Wolff had failed to adhere to the basic principals of journalism.
“There’s a phrase in our business. It’s called, ‘Too good to check’,” Kurtz said. “If he had checked with you and Fox and been knocked down, then he might not have had to print it or at least say it was flatly untrue. That’s called journalism.”
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