SO-CALLED LIBERAL BOOK REVIEWS
From the review of John Podhoretz's Bush Country: How Dubya Became a Great President While Driving Liberals Insane in The New York Times Book Review:
Podhoretz offers a sharp and considered reappraisal of a president who has been, in Bush's own mangled word, misunderestimated from the moment he entered politics, and possibly from birth.... This book is an important corrective to anyone tempted to write Bush off as a president of no consequence.... Raunchy, punchy and mischievous.... serious stuff, a line drawn in the sand with passion.
From the review of John Dean's Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush in The New York Times Book Review:
Dean fails to deliver the argument implied in the title.... What's more, he never really develops a coherent explanation for the administration's secrecy.... instead of trying to persuade the undecided, Dean barrages Bush with cheap shots.... This is a maddening book.
In a gentler era, I'd accept this -- but Ann Coulter and others will tell you, "Why do liberals need their own radio network? They already have The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and all three major networks," and never acknowledge that these "liberal" news sources are perhaps 60%-40% liberal and regularly bash liberals. Wake me when part of the Murdoch empire bashes a right-wing book and praises a left-wing book on the same day.