I was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator and am now a journalist. I am the author of three New York Times bestselling books -- "How Would a Patriot Act" (a critique of Bush executive power theories), "Tragic Legacy" (documenting the Bush legacy), and With Liberty and Justice for Some (critiquing America's two-tiered justice system and the collapse of the rule of law for its political and financial elites). My fifth book - No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State - will be released on April 29, 2014 by Holt/Metropolitan.

Friday, May 30, 2008

E-mail to Mike Allen

Mike - I found your comments on the Mike Gallagher Show -- described and recorded here -- to be very interesting. I intend to write about them tomorrow and have a few questions for you with the hope of including your views in what I write:

(1) Is anyone who believes that the media was too deferential to the Bush administration in the run-up to the war a "left-wing hater"?

(2) Can you give a few examples of the "left-wing haters" you were referencing? Katie Couric this week said that she agrees with that view. Is she a "left-wing hater"?

(3) Are there "right-wing haters"? If so, any examples you can provide?

(4) Have you ever read any of the numerous books and articles written in all sorts of mainstream venues documenting the case that the media failed in its duties in the run-up to the war to critically examine pro-war claims from the Bush administration?

(5) Have you read the mea culpas from the NYT 's Editors and The Washington Post 's Howard Kurtz making the case that their papers suppressed anti-war views and/or uncritically promoted pro-war views from the Bush administration?


Glenn Greenwald