Friday, September 01, 2006


Try to catch NOW on PBS this week. They will be interviewing Eric Boehlert, author of Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush. Eric is also a contributing editor at Rolling Stone Magazine and a regular blogger on The Huffington Post.

From the introduction to his new book, Lapdogs:

It must have been an awkward encounter when Bob Woodward sat down for two hours at his Washington, D.C., attorney's M Street office on November 14, 2005, to answer questions, under oath, posed by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. Woodward, of Watergate and Washington Post fame, was the most famous reporter of his generation, and Fitzpatrick, by the fall of 2005, was the most talked-about investigator in America. Appointed to uncover who inside the Bush administration had leaked the identity of Valerie Plame, a CIA operative married to a prominent war critic, Fitzgerald's media-centric investigation had already put one New York Times reporter, Judith Miller, behind bars. His probe had also issued subpoenas to half a dozen influential Beltway reporters as well as most members of Bush's inner circle. Fitzgerald's pursuit had become the most fevered Beltway whodunit of the Bush presidency. More here

NOW schedule on PBS here

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