We talk about a free press. These people hide, they make a lot of money off the media. They hide behind the slogans of free press, and then they can come out with crap like that. It's just garbage. It's insulting to the readers.
It had run as a column - I had worked at the paper since 1976, but the column had been running for 13 years, and I think it was a strong column, criticizing the war when the paper was supporting it.
What passes for investigative journalism is finding somebody with their pants down - literally or otherwise.
So this guy, Jeff Johnson, who is an accountant who cares nothing at all about a free press and cares nothing about journalism, he's a right winger who supported the war, you know, who two years ago told people he couldn't stand a word that I wrote.
The decision came from the publisher. It certainly was cleared by Chicago. And then they come out with these fine sounding words about relation to readers and their obligation. It has nothing to do with that.
I teach at USC, and it's obvious to anyone who teaches college students that they don't cover much modern history and certainly not the modern presidency.
I was able to do something that people can't do these days, which is to have quality time with the guys who were trying to be president and a number of them who got the job.
I have broken a lot of stories.
I was a finalist for the Pulitzer as a reporter.
Well, what happened is that I had been the subject of vicious attacks by Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh.
When Howard Dean started saying some honest things, they hung him.
I've been with the paper for almost 30 years.
Much of what candidates have to do is raise money and appeal to constituencies or interest groups that can provide that money.
The issue I highlight in the book is welfare reform.
The paper nominated me 12 or 13 times for the Pulitzer Prize.
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