Skip to comments.NBC Attacks Suskind Book Critical of Obama But Promoted Bush-Bashing Book By Same Author
Posted on 09/20/2011 3:19:02 PM PDT by tobyhill
While co-host Ann Curry on Tuesday's NBC "Today" wondered if Ron Suskind's "Confidence Men" was "fact or fiction," on August 5, 2008, then-co-host Meredith Vieira touted Suskind's claim in "Way of the World" that the Bush administration's case for the Iraq war was "worse than Watergate."
Speaking of Suskind's latest work on Tuesday, Curry described how Obama administration "top officials are lining up to say they were either misquoted or taken out of context by the author." She then wondered: "Did he get the story right?"
In contrast, while Vieira noted the Bush White House labeling Suskind's book at that time "absurd and gutter journalism," she also stressed the reporter's credibility: "And now to that new bombshell book that claims the White House deliberately misled the American public about the case for war in Iraq. The author, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist."
On Tuesday, Curry set up a report by White House correspondent Chuck Todd by emphasizing skepticism of Suskind: "We're going to begin now with that controversial new book about President Obama and the questions over its accuracy." In the report that followed, Todd explained how Obama advisors quoted in the book "all contest the book's reporting, saying their words were taken out of context or never even spoken" and that "The White House is pushing back furiously at author Suskind, even suggesting he lifted part of the book directly from the internet."
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has anyone in the GOP actually took on NBC, MSNBC on live camera and pointed out to their viewers how they’re just a propaganda wing of zero’s?
After all of this I hope the next president gets rid of the overturn of don’t ask, then Govt health care and then has an investigation into how media outlets worked with the obama’s during these last 4 years or 8 years if the biased media has anything to to do with it
No, no, I don’t see any prejudice or bias out of any of the DBM. They are ALL honest and ONLY tell the truth every single day.
(/Massive, dripping sarcasm)
Hehehehehe! Suskind played Dunn’s interview for the Washington Post and it was verbatim what he wrote in the book.
Man, the Clinton cronies are busy at work taking Obummer down.
has anyone in the GOP actually took on NBC, MSNBC on live camera and pointed out to their viewers how theyre just a propaganda wing of Democrat Party?
I hope you don't mind, but I corrected it for you. The answer to your rhetorical question is No, NO ONE in the GOP has the spine to take on any DBM news outlet. They're too afraid that the media won't like them and won't invite them to any more of their parties, much less want to interview them.
Just curious, how did they handle with Dr. Corsi books?
I’ve always thought he disrespected Michelle.
Make no mistake about it, NBC and all of the SRM are the absolute enemy! I am still fuming over the RNC allowing our enemies to host their debates. How stupid was that??? I would tell them to F off! Stop playing nice with these people!! They want to get in our face and have a fight, let’s give it to them. I am so sick of this crap!!
LOL don’t mind and you are correct.
I was at a neighbors last weekend having a few drinks and this guy was laid off two years ago, he’s a good ole boy, solidly conservative but here’s the problem.
He’s been at home watching his local news channels and the subject of the so called bill came up and right away he said congress is stopping the bill.
I put my head in my hands and had to tell him there was no bill at that stage and there are no specifics.
How many more are like him but have no one to correct him and tell him the truth and all because the locals news channels are covering for their messiah and his party?
same here over still fuming.
it’s like Rush hosting a rat convention.
I would have thought the GOP would have woken up about this corrupt media but they haven’t
When they’re on air they should say”why are you not covering the half billion given” or why are you not informing your viewers over the General who was told to change his statement”
or better still” why do you constantly keep covering for obama, you did this in the last election and you fail to inform your viewers about what is really going on”
It’s like the GOP thinks they have to be nice and the media might like them or something.
A double standard at NBC????
Say it ain’t so.
I am going out and buying this book!
He also wrote a biography of Nixon and worked on Nixon's National Security Council, but resigned over the Cambodia policy.
Of course he was critical of Nixon and the left loved him. They also loved his intent to expose the lies about the Clintons and the liars.
But a funny thing happened. He learned that much of it was true and he made the mistake of publishing his book anyway. D'oh! Nary an invite anywhere except local talk radio. I bought the book in a local book store's dollar bin shortly thereafter.
My favorite is David P. Schippers and his book Sellout: The Inside Story of President Clinton's Impeachment.
The left loved the book that exposed the Republicans involved in Clinton's impeachment until one of the MSM employees actually read the book.
End of the "news" articles praising the book and instead "news" articles attacking Schippers began.
I saw some, ahem, “conservatives” here a couple of weeks ago repeating everything Big Media said about the “hikers” in Iran saying they weren’t willing to call the media liars on THIS case.....
Hussein Heads are scary beasts.
He's been home for two years and he hasn't been listening to Rush?!
There's the trouble right there.
I agree about NBC “news” broadcast tonight. Todd and Williams were a tag team full of concern about poor Barack. He’s being attacked by the big bad Republicans just when he is going to speak at the U.N. and New York is full of foreign leaders. He’s been “putting out political brush fires” all week and those nasty Republicans are making his life miserable. Perry is attacking him on his policies toward Israel and Barack has been trying to keep the Palestinians from pushing for recognition in the U.N. Perry, the report suggested, is just a poligical opportunist and ignoramus. The broadcast tonight started with that story—Perry unfairly attacking our dear leader. The nerve of Perry to criticize Obama! How unfair! /Sarcasm
It went on and on. These people don’t even pretend to be objective anymore. Either they think their viewers are fools, or, they’re pulling out all the stops to try to save their boy. How these frauds have any credibility with the American people is beyond me.