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"Mike and Jon, Jon and Mike—I've known them both for years, and, clearly, one of them is very funny. As for the other: truly one of the great hangers-on of our time."—Steve Bodow, head writer, The Daily Show
"Who can really judge what's funny? If humor is a subjective medium, then can there be something that is really and truly hilarious? Me. This book."—Daniel Handler, author, Adverbs, and personal representative of Lemony Snicket
"The good news: I thought Our Kampf was consistently hilarious. The bad news: I’m the guy who wrote Monkeybone."—Sam Hamm, screenwriter, Batman, Batman Returns, and Homecoming
September 26, 2004
"Treachery" Is Just As Fantastic As You'd Expect
The journalist Doug Ireland has written some interesting stuff about this book Treachery with the title I find so funny. According to Ireland, Treachery is exactly the mountain of crap you'd expect from a national security reporter for the Washington Times.
Also interesting is that Treachery has a laudatory blurb from Duncan Hunter, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Hunter probably believes the things he reads in Treachery -- but as Ireland has written elsewhere, many of Treachery's claims originate with the lie factory of which Hunter is a part.
Thus, I feel I can once again quote Karl Wiegand, an Austrian journalist who after World War I observed: "How are nations ruled and led into war? Politicians lie to journalists and then believe those lies when they see them in print."Posted at September 26, 2004 07:32 PM | TrackBack