- Both authors are well known and have appeared on the Today show, Larry King, Oprah, The Tonight Show, The Daily Show, Book Notes, Charlie Rose, Crossfire, Nightline, and NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, as well as on NPR's Fresh Air and All Things Considered- Mark Green's Who Runs Congress? was a #1 New York Times bestseller- Alterman's most recent ...
- Both authors are well known and have appeared on the Today show, Larry King, Oprah, The Tonight Show, The Daily Show, Book Notes, Charlie Rose, Crossfire, Nightline, and NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, as well as on NPR's Fresh Air and All Things Considered- Mark Green's Who Runs Congress? was a #1 New York Times bestseller- Alterman's most recent book, What Liberal Media?, appeared on The New York Times extended bestseller list
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Publishers Weekly, 2003-12-22 Examining the Bush administration's record on domestic and foreign policy issues, Alterman (What Liberal Media?) and former New York City public advocate Green see a pattern of dissimulation to promote the interests of the religious right, big business and neoconservative radicals. The two progressive champions make no effort to hide their dislike of Bush, branding him an "affirmative-action-legacy student" lacking knowledge and brain power. But the weight of their evidence and their reasonable tone make it difficult to dismiss them as ideologues. Though David Corn recently covered this territory in The Lies of George W. Bush, Alterman and Green provide more up-to-the-minute information on several issues, including the Environmental Protection Agency's withholding of information about potential health risks to residents of lower Manhattan after 9/11. They also document a disregard for truth displayed by other administration officials and by Bush's federal judicial appointees. From this voluminous record emerges a portrait of Bush as an ideological bully who knows how to "fake left and drive to the right," passing himself off as a populist while launching initiatives that benefit only his hardcore supporters. Expect liberal cognoscenti to back this book in droves as the election campaigns heat up. (Feb. 9) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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