THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
There’s only a few days left: We know. We said we’d preview our upcoming Chapter 7 over at our companion site, How He Got There.
We may do so in the next few days. For today, we’ll again suggest that you read our recently-posted Chapter 6. In it, we describe the way the press corps turned Candidate Gore into a LIAR in December 1999.
They did this through an endless succession of misquotations and other misstatements and burlesques. From that point on, the theme never died. And this is the way George Bush reached the White House. This is how you got to Iraq.
Our suggestion: As you read that appalling chapter, ask yourself how this could have happened. The misquotations went on and on. We were writing about it in real time—and we were sending weekly mailers to about a hundred journalists.
We even e-mailed Howard Kurtz about one of the more clownish manifestations—about the way the Washington Times began using the main misquotation six days in, apparently as a matter of choice.
How is it that none of these people stood to protest while these misquotations flourished, driven along by major scribes on our biggest news programs? (By Brian, by Tim, by Chris?) How on earth could that have happened? Also this: How is it that no one wants to discuss these events right to this present day?
All your heroes know about it—and everyone knows that it can’t be discussed! This is a truly remarkable story. As you read Chapter 6, ask yourself this basic question: How could this have happened?
We want to record the full story for future generations—for American citizens who won’t be burdened by the current group of fixers. If you want to support that effort, you’ve made the right call!
Go ahead! Read Chapter 6—we dare you! And why not just click here.