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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Newsmax's Patten Slobbers Over Thompson's Book
Topic: Newsmax

In a May 17 Newsmax article, David Patten fawns over Fred Thompson's new book, "Teaching the Pig to Dance":

Thompson's willingness to accept happenstance and pursue the unexpected is one of the key themes of the charming, funny, and delightful book birthed by his wise decision to follow his muse where it led him.

This is tied to a Newsmax interview of Thompson in which he, predictably, attacks President Obama:

The good news, Thompson says, is that America's future depends on its people, not its President Obama.

"If our values and perspectives on the role of our government, or the role of ourselves for that matter, change, it's our own fault. It's not his,” Thompson tells Newsmax. “Presidents come and go. But our country will remain. And it's everybody's duty while they're on watch, in their own generation's time, to do what we can to preserve these things." 

Patten sycophantically adds, "Thompson's book makes the odds of preserving America's timeless values just a little bit better."

Patten, remember, is Newsmax's managing editor, and this fawning little promotion exemplifies the kind of "journalism" coming out of Newsmax.

Posted by Terry K. at 2:06 PM EDT

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