Times investigative reporter's Philip Shenon's new book "The Commission - The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation," is being advertised as a left-wing expose.The bookcomes courtesy of the publisher Twelve , which has a roster of left-leaning books and authors like Christopher Hitchens, Robert Scheer, Mark Penn,as well asTed Kennedy's upcoming autobiography.
Shenon talked about the book on National Public Radio , emphasizing the lucid warnings about terror threats before 9-11from Clinton partisans like Richard Clarke and the disgraced Sandy Berger, contrasting that with the apparent bull-headedness and slow reaction of the Bush administration. Twelve is certainly emphasizing left-wing talking points in its sales pitch, including this text from the ad in Sunday's New York Times Book Review:
Veteran New York Times journalist Philip Shenon's groundbreaking investigation reveals:
· The secret relationship between Karl Rove and the executive director of the Commission.
· How the Commission was used to justify the invasion of Iraq
· How Vice President Cheney tried to pressure the Commission to change its assessment of his actions on 9/11
· Why the Commission did not expose Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's egregious errors in preparing New York City for terrorism