Category Archives: Books

Joseph Wilson On Meet The Press

This is from the May 2, 2004 program of
Meet the Press
This directory contains the entire interview in one big file and three smaller files:

Joseph Wilson On Meet The Press
Check out Joseph Wilson’s new book:
The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife’s CIA Identity: A Diplomat’s Memoir
One thing Joseph said that sticks out in my mind is that daddy Shrub said whoever leaked the information about Wilson’s wife was an “insidious traitor.”
Does anyone know where he said this or when? Update: Oh okay. He said it in 1999. But it still applies — to Karl Rove and the Cheney gang in this case:
“I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust by exposing the names of our [intelligence] sources. They are, in my view, the most insidious of traitors.”

Bob Woodward On 60 Minutes Reveals The Shrub’s Secret War Plans

This is from the April 18, 2004 program of 60 Minutes.
This piece details, among other things, the Shrub’s secret allocation of 700 million dollars to Tommy Franks for his “secret” war plans that were in place in early 2002.

Here’s the whole thing in two big 25 MB ish chunks
Smaller files and highlights on the way…
Check out Bob Woodward’s new book,
Plan of Attack

Richard Clarke On 60 Minutes

This is from the March 21, 2004 program of 60 Minutes.
Richard Clarke, former top advisor on Counterterrorism for the Shrub, Clinton Terrorism Czar, and an appointed expert for both Daddy Shrub and Reagan, has written a book Against All Enemies that exposes a number of different things going on over at the old White House during the days after 911.
I’ve made the files available in one and four parts.

911 Before and After

(Richard Clarke on 60 Minutes – March 21, 2004)

Daily Show Interview With Walter Isaacson About Ben Franklin

Walter Isaacson is a former chairman and CEO of CNN, the President of the Aspen Institute, and the author of A Benjamin Franklin Reader.
Franklin worshippers such as myself will get a lot of mileage out of this interview. There are some lovely descriptions of my man Ben hanging out and doing cool things up until the day he died.
It made me want to read the book.
This is from the October 22, 2003 program.

Interview with Walter Isaacson
(Small – 15 MB)

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Excerpt From Al Franken’s New Book – Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

This book is awesome! I’m only about half way through it right now. It does a great job of nailing the right on their incessant distortion of the truth — and backs it all up with footnoted facts!
You should just but it now!
Anyway, this was emailed to me sometime ago. Not sure where it came from, but I know it’s been circulated pretty heavily through numerous channels at this point. I know that Salon has it in it’s quagmire of a website somewhere, but they won’t even let you read the front page anymore without suffering through an lengthy ad, so I didn’t have time to try to find the link.
“Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them”
An excerpt from Al Franken’s new book.
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By Al Franken
Aug. 27, 2003 | God chose me to write this book.

God began our conversation by clearing something up. Some of George W. Bush’s friends say that Bush believes God called him to be president during these times of trial. But God told me that He/She/It had actually chosen Al Gore by making sure that Gore won the popular vote and, God thought, the Electoral College. “THAT WORKED FOR EVERYONE ELSE,” God said.
“What about Tilden?” I asked, referring to the 1876 debacle.
“QUIET!” God snapped. God was angry.
God said that after 9/11, George W. Bush squandered a unique moment of national unity. That instead of rallying the country around a program of mutual purpose and sacrifice, Bush cynically used the tragedy to solidify his political power and pursue an agenda that panders to his base and serves the interests of his corporate backers.
God told me that Bush squandered a $4.6 trillion surplus and is plunging us into deficits as far as God can see. And that Bush squandered another surplus. The surplus of goodwill from the rest of the world that he had inherited from Bill Clinton.
And this was pissing God off.

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Al Franken On The Daily Show

The Prince of Fair and Balanced was on the
The Daily Show
last night.
Al took the liberty of pointing out the hypocrisy of the Shrub wearing a flight suit and performing in his little aircraft carrier escapade when, in reality, he not only let his daddy pull strings for him to get into the National Guard so he wouldn’t have to go to Vietnam, but then, he didn’t even show up for duty, and went AWOL for a year!
I might have to break this up into highlights. But here’s the whole thing for now.
Be sure to buy Al’s Book too. I’m just starting it, and I already love it. Everybody I’ve talked to couldn’t put the thing down till they were done.

Al Franken On The Daily Show – Complete
(Small – 13 MB)
Al Franken On The Daily Show – Part 1 of 2 (Small – 8 MB)

Al Franken On The Daily Show – Part 2 of 2
(Small – 6 MB)

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