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Bindi Irwin slams Hillary Clinton editors over "twisted" essay

Published on Jan 25, 2013 12:28 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - Teenage conservationist Bindi Irwin, daughter of late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, has revealed her shock that an essay she penned for Hillary Clinton was edited so heavily that her words were "twisted".

Irwin, 14, was reportedly invited to write for US Secretary of State Clinton's e-journal about why she had chosen to work in wildlife conservation and wrote 1,000 words that largely focused on the issue of overpopulation.

But she told Sydney's Daily Telegraph that when the piece had been edited and returned to her for approval, it had been altered so much she felt she had to withdraw it from publication.

"When I got the essay back after they edited it, it was completely different," the newspaper cited her as saying.

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