Saturday, January 28, 2006

Everyone Buy this Book! Bush's Lapdogs : How the Press Lay Down for the Bush White House by Eric Boehlert

Eric Boehlert is one of the finest reporters working today.

He's done some amazing work at Salon covering how Clear Channel was reshaping the radio and music industry. He has a new book coming out in March -- Bush's Lapdogs : How the Press Lay Down for the Bush White House . I'd like to get some pre-orders in the pipeline for this. I've already ordered mine. I'm betting it will be a great read for all you media and political junkies.

Can you imagine how much more interesting the President's press conferences would be if the press demanded that they get follow up questions? What if their bosses had more guts so when they got a call from Rove or Hughes screaming for their reporters to be more "respectful" of the President they were told to go pound sand?

I'd love to hear the stories about how a few publishers, editors or reporters didn't succumb to threats and the ACTUAL actions the White House took that withdrew access. Why does this happen? Well, we'll all have to read Eric's book to find out now won't we?

(Puppy photos from the brilliant Sharon Beals, you can get her prints or cards at or this clever 500 piece puzzle at Amazon. Her books and cards make great gifts for your pet loving friends. You could also buy some NTodd photos to cheer the dude up, he's having a rough week and we all love the big lug.

P.S. Blogger is acting up. I just lost part of my brilliant comments and the photos I uploaded aren't showing up. Sigh. Maybe it will be working later. Until then go order Eric's book!


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