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Author Ron Suskind on Hannity & Colmes

Reported by Ellen - August 16, 2008 -

Ron Suskind, author of The Way Of The World, the controversial book that alleges the Bush administration fabricated a letter tying Saddam Hussein to 9/11, was a guest on Hannity & Colmes last night (8/15/08). In a show that mostly showcases GOP-friendly authors, it was a surprise to find Suskind. Sean Hannity put on his bullyboy cap but was unable to rattle Suskind. With video.

As the clip below indicates, Michael Steele was guest-hosting for Hannity last night (the Suskind interview had been pre-recorded). Maybe it was just a coincidence, but I've got no complaints about bias or imbalance in the show.

But other than the bullyboy petulance, I can't say that Hannity was unfair to Suskind. I even thought Hannity made some decent points. Yikes! Could I be coming down with Stockholm syndrome? I couldn't even find any biased banners. The first one read, "New book alleges Bush admin lied about Iraq and Al-Qaeda link." Of course, there was no mention of the forgery but still, it's hardly the kind of banner I've come to expect on FOX News.

I only wish there had been more time to discuss the substance of Suskind's book. Amy Goodman did a great job, as usual, of giving the issues the thorough airing they deserve.