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Ron Suskind: "The One Percent Doctrine"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 85bears, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. 85bears

    85bears Member

    Terrificly reported excerpt in Time this week of the WSJ reporter's new book on a terrorist plot to gas New York subways earlier this decade.

    Suskind is becoming an indispensible chronicler of our time when it comes to national affairs. The heir to Sy Hersh's throne.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Heard him back at a seminar several years ago and he was shockingly good. Just outstanding.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Ron Suskind Ron Suskind Ron Suskind - he's everywhere this week selling his book. Liberals all over the country are lactating and tripping opver themselves touting Ron Suskind.
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    It's only fair. Last week it was all Ann Coulter.
  5. 85bears

    85bears Member

    Really? I thought the excerpt was extremely middle-of-the-road. I certainly didn't exit it thinking, "This terrorist threat is so overblown!"

    I'm a centrist politically, but I'm very, very big on the watchdog function of the free press.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    type Ron Suskind into search function on this site - you'll see that Fenian and JR had a contest to see who could quote Ron Suskind the most during course of day.
  7. 85bears

    85bears Member

    I think that any administration - GOP or Democrat - should be the subject of exhaustive scrutiny. To me, that's patriotic because you're working for the people so that they can know the truth about how their government operates.

    I hate when we, the media, become the story. "Liberal bias," etc. Not that there aren't bad reporters and not that the business is infallible. But I feel like there is far too much scrutiny of the media and far too little non-partisan scrutiny of the government.
  8. thanks for stopping by, ron ;D
  9. 85bears

    85bears Member


  10. And, once again, your point is?
    Suskind's been right from minute one about this bunch.
    This is just more terrific reporting.
    And people suck up to a high-rent stenographer like Woodward.
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