Thursday, June 24, 2004


What did I say yesterday about the "Anonymous" book on the war on terror and how the press would spin it?

Check this out from the Media Research Center:

An “anonymous” CIA officer who was demoted from the position of leading the tracking of Osama bin Laden, lashed out in a new book, Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terrorism, at both the administrations of Presidents Clinton and Bush. But in jumping on the book’s criticism of going to war in Iraq, the networks on Wednesday night concentrated their stories on his attacks on the policies pursued by President Bush. Only NBC’s Andrea Mitchell gave a sentence to his criticism of how the Clinton administration didn’t take seriously the hunt for Osama bin Laden and only CNN’s David Ensor, in outlining what U.S. policies the author says bother bin Laden, such as demanding low oil prices, noted that he suggested something which is an anathema to liberals: Drilling in ANWR.

As an added bonus, scroll to the bottom of the MRC's report and you get yesterday's Top Ten list from Letterman: Top Ten Things Overheard at the Clinton Book Signing. The list had PoppaMonk guffawing on his couch.

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