WASHINGTON DIARY: SAY IT AIN'T SO, JOE KLEIN

ANONYMOUS NO LONGER, COLUMNIST JOE KLEIN TAKES SOME HEAT

I know Joe Klein. Joe Klein is a friend of mine. Joe Klein is no liar--or is he? I'm just one among many to whom Newsweek's Klein denied, repeatedly and with increasing indignation, that he was Anonymous, author of Primary Colors, an unflattering novel based on the Clinton campaign. At first his denials were coy, but after New York magazine offered convincing proof in February that he was the one, Klein became adamant--and even abusive--until last Wednesday, when he was finally exposed by a handwriting analysis in the Washington Post. In fact, one of his worst performances was on the weekend...

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