Birtherism Is Back: Newsweek Op-Ed Lies About Kamala Harris's Citizenship
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August 13, 2020

It's sad that in the past few years, the once-mighty Newsweek has become a fringe clickbait site -- and last night, they ran an op-ed implying Kamala Harris wasn't a U.S. citizen, written by a man who ran against her. (Something they didn't think was worth mentioning.)

Not only that: The same law professor previously wrote making the exact opposite argument in favor of Ted Cruz!

Former Newsweek staffer Kurt Eichenwald:

UPDATE: You know you've stepped in something when you immediately have to try and justify an Op-Ed with another Op-Ed.

Editor's Note: Eastman's Newsweek Column Has Nothing to Do With Racist Birtherism

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