The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception
by David Corn
AVAILABILITY: readily available
Publication Date: September 2003
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Description: In this scathing indictment of the president and his inner circle, David Corn reveals the deceptions at the heart of the Bush presidency. With wit and style, Corn details how the Bush administration has consistently lied to the American public to advance its own interests, from mischaracterizing intelligence to whip up support for war with Iraq to misrepresenting the possible consequences of his supersized tax cut and offering false claims to push a radical agenda on crucial issues across the board. In this unflinching work of hard-hitting journalism, Corn explains how Bush has managed to get away with it and explores the danger of presidential deceit in a perilous age.
David Corn is the Washington editor of The Nation and a Fox News Channel contributor. He has written for the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Los Angeles Times, Harper’s, The New Republic, Mother Jones, Washington Monthly, Slate, Salon, and many other publications. He has long been a political commentator on television and radio and has appeared on a number of political news shows, including The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, Crossfire, Washington Week in Review, and Hardball, and is a regular on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show. He is the author of the novel Deep Background and the biography Blond Ghost: Ted Shackley and the CIA’s Crusade.
Review(s): “Get ready to get mad. Corn has cut through the spin and crafted an important and powerful challenge to Bush and his crew.” - Molly Ivins
“David Corn’s The Lies of George W. Bush is as hard-hitting an attack as has been leveled against the current president.” - Los Angeles Times