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Fox News' Howard Kurtz Rips NY Times Story on Trump, Vietnam Draft

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By    |   Thursday, 27 December 2018 02:17 PM

Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz criticized The New York Times for its story suggesting a podiatrist might have provided a medical exemption as a favor that allowed President Donald Trump to avoid serving in the military 50 years ago.

According to the newspaper, Trump’s father Fred owned the building where Dr. Larry Braunstein had an office. Braunstein diagnosed Trump with bone spurs in his heels in 1968. The doctor’s two daughters spoke to the newspaper.

But Kurtz was critical of the Times’ reporting. He made his comments during an Thursday interview on the Fox News show, “America’s Newsroom.”

“The doctor has been dead for a decade, so we can’t ask him,” Kurtz said.

“I think (the story) should have been tossed out by the editors. The fact is that it shows you there is a different standard when it comes to reporting on Donald Trump.

"It is certainly possible that Donald Trump dodged the Vietnam draft with a medical claim because thousands and thousands of more affluent kids did the same thing. But does this story prove that? No.

“And the story says that these two daughters who spoke to the Times are Democrats and are not fans of President Trump. I’m not saying they are making it up. I’m saying they don’t know.

“I think there is such a business model now for major news organizations to be opposed to this president that a lot of things get on the air and a lot of things get into print that might not have 10 years ago…that might not have if there was a different president.”

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Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz criticized The New York Times for its story suggesting a podiatrist might have provided a medical exemption as a favor that allowed President Donald Trump to avoid serving in the military 50 years ago.
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