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Thriller Week (Hugh Hewitt goes overboard again)
Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2009 | Duane R. Patterson

Posted on 07/08/2009 3:25:15 PM PDT by EveningStar

...We're not talking about wall-to-wall Michael Jackson coverage. This week is fiction week as Hugh interviews many of America's most popular thriller writers practicing the craft. Today's program featured interviews with Brad Thor, the immensely talented writer of the Scot Harvath novels, and with Alex Berenson, author of the John Wells series...

And on today's show

Hugh continues fiction thriller week with Steven Pressfield today, author of Gates of Fire, The Legend of Bagger Vance, and Killing Rommel, which will be discussed at length in the last two hours of the show today.

But in the first hour, Hugh and Steven will talk about the part of the world the Marines are getting to know real well - Afghanistan...

(Excerpt) Read more at hughhewitt.townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hughhewitt; thrillers
I like Hugh a lot, but can't he do anything in moderation?
1 posted on 07/08/2009 3:25:16 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
The Gates of Fire is a great book. Just finished it a week or so ago. It is about the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae.

One of the main (fictional) characters is Dioniches, whose famous phrase (in real life)was recorded by Herodotus; when warned that the Persians had so many archers that their arrows would blot out the Sun, Dioniches replied...

“Well then, we will fight in the shade.”

2 posted on 07/08/2009 3:30:20 PM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: EveningStar
I just read Thor's new book, The Apostle.

IT SUCKS!!!!!

3 posted on 07/08/2009 3:32:04 PM PDT by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: EveningStar
I like Hugh a lot, but can't he do anything in moderation?

Just be grateful he's not doing an entire week of his infamous "Talk Like A Pirate" shows.

4 posted on 07/08/2009 3:34:12 PM PDT by AHerald ("If you love me, you will keep my commandments." -- Jn 14:15)
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To: AHerald

Hugh Hewitt puts me to sleep, listening to his show is like watching paint dry in a humid climate....

Sorry, but that is how I feel every time I listen to him.


5 posted on 07/08/2009 3:38:18 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: EveningStar

What? Hugh “is” the squashy middle of the GOP.


6 posted on 07/08/2009 3:41:24 PM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: GraceG

Hugh’s show has always been RINO central in my view.


7 posted on 07/08/2009 3:49:03 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: edcoil; Trod Upon

Hugh is definitely on the right side of the political spectrum.


8 posted on 07/08/2009 3:53:10 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: AHerald
Just be grateful he's not doing an entire week of his infamous "Talk Like A Pirate" shows.

I've never caught one.

9 posted on 07/08/2009 4:08:12 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
I've never caught one.

Count yourself lucky. I'd rather listen to Barney Frank recite 1000 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.

10 posted on 07/08/2009 4:19:40 PM PDT by AHerald ("If you love me, you will keep my commandments." -- Jn 14:15)
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To: misterrob

I agree. Thor, as a writer, is a pale imitation of all of the other “comic book thriller” writers in the Clive Cussler mold.

If I’m going to read comic books, they should have colorful pictures, at least.

If Thor takes more than a month to write a thriller novel, it sure doesn’t show.


11 posted on 07/08/2009 4:19:46 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: edcoil

HH was an open borders pro-amnesty RINO until his callers literally pummeled him into backing away from that squishy country club position.


12 posted on 07/08/2009 4:21:05 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: EveningStar; edcoil; Trod Upon
Hugh is definitely on the right side of the political spectrum.

By his own admission Hewitt is "center-right."

The guy's a Constitutional Law professor but occasionally he will come down from the Ivory Tower and get it right on an issue.

In my opinion he is a Republican before he is a conservative.

13 posted on 07/08/2009 4:22:16 PM PDT by AreaMan
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To: AreaMan

And it was the Republicans that lost us the last election and continue to by not showing any spine and engaging in the debate.


14 posted on 07/08/2009 4:26:32 PM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: AreaMan; edcoil; Trod Upon
By his own admission Hewitt is "center-right."

Yes. I've heard him say that many times. I agree with him most of the time.

15 posted on 07/08/2009 4:36:10 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: GraceG

“Hugh Hewitt puts me to sleep, listening to his show is like watching paint dry in a humid climate....”

I don’t think his show is carried in my area anymore. No loss. I never liked the guy.


16 posted on 07/08/2009 4:38:51 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: AHerald
Just be grateful he's not doing an entire week of his infamous "Talk Like A Pirate" shows.

"Arrrr!" in name only?

17 posted on 07/08/2009 5:07:50 PM PDT by tophat9000 ( We are "O" so f---ed)
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To: EveningStar; edcoil; Trod Upon

Hugh Hewitt is definitely squishy, he is barely to the right and devotes his show to moving conservatives always to the left just a little smidgen more every day.

Hugh Hewitt is truly a Mitt Romney type guy.


18 posted on 07/08/2009 5:20:29 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Travis McGee

The problem with a character driven series is that they often grow stale. Best to have a few that you can work with and you can riff off their personalities.

Plus, how friggen cliched is the ex-Navy Seal/Delta Force/Spec Ops super action figure theme?


19 posted on 07/08/2009 7:35:31 PM PDT by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: misterrob
Plus, how friggen cliched is the ex-Navy Seal/Delta Force/Spec Ops super action figure theme?

Who also worked with the CIA, flies jets (helps in commuting to hot spots), and has his own private entrance to the Oval Office.

20 posted on 07/08/2009 7:44:57 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: All

I sometimes disagree with Hugh. But you guys are right. We must rip Hugh and others who don’t agree 100% with us. We must continue to lose elections because out of pride we are so freaking pure.

You people are idiots. Hugh is a better American than most of you.

Grow up!


21 posted on 07/08/2009 7:58:27 PM PDT by EveningStar
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