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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-10-06 07:29 PM
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Robert Scheer: They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush
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The Vietnam, War, North Korea, The Cold War and Presidential Power. These are just a few of the topics that veteran journalist Robert Scheer has reported on in his long career. From 1964 to 1969 he was Vietnam correspondent, and editor in chief of Ramparts magazine. From 1976 to 1993 he served as a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and in 1993 Scheer launched a nationally syndicated column based at the LA Times where he was named a contributing editor.

Robert Scheer's column ran weekly for 12 years until November of last year when he was fired. Scheer said publicly that he believed his firing was due to ideological reasons and his steady criticism of the Bush administration At the time, Scheer wrote on the Huffington Post blog that "The publisher Jeff Johnson, who has offered not a word of explanation to me, has privately told people that he hated every word that I wrote. I assume that mostly refers to my exposing the lies used by President Bush to justify the invasion of Iraq. Fortunately sixty percent of Americans now get the point but only after tens of thousand of Americans and Iraqis have been killed and maimed as the carnage spirals out of control. My only regret is that my pen was not sharper and my words tougher."

Scheer's column is now based at the San Francisco Chronicle. He also recently launched the political blog, "Truthdig.com." His latest book is called "Playing President: "My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I and Clinton--and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush."

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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-10-06 07:32 PM
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1. Scheer is the very best!


I will never buy the LA Times unless he returns.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-10-06 07:49 PM
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2. Truthdig.com is one my favorite sources.
He is editor at The Nation too. Love his work.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-10-06 08:18 PM
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3. I have never read the Nation but now I will nt
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-11-06 08:54 AM
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6. They are awesome.
When I went to a taping of The Colbert Report, Katrina vanden Heuvel was the guest. Love her.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-10-06 08:25 PM
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4. I tried to buy his book at Books-a-Million today.
Not in stock. Never was in stock. The woman checked the computer, and said it showed a May release date, but she doesn't show it being shipped.

I said I know it's been released, and I saw him interviewed on Democracy Now, this morning. I've been reading Scheer since his Ramparts days.

I looked around, and I could see Ann Revolter's scraggly ass staring at me from all angles, and plenty of Michelle Malkin titles, and John Stoessel am others.

She asked if I'd like to order it, I said, Nah, I'm sure I can find it on Amazon.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-10-06 08:32 PM
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5. No kidding?
What a sad reflection on Books-a-Million.
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