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August 11, 2007


Blasphemer! Rudy Giuliani personally saved all 3 million people in New York, except for the 3,000 he didn't.

Actually, the American Prospect published an excerpt of Wayne Barrett and Dan Collins' book "Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11" in September 2006. While the text of the article cannot be accessed online because of an agreement with Harper Collins, the title and subtitle can be found here: http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=the_real_rudy_090606

The Village Voice article is more or less a summary of the book's main points, which was the basis of the Prospect excerpt as well.

How about offering some substantive criticism of the piece in particular or The Voice in general instead of engaging in broad-brush dismissals? If you're going to smear a reporter and his work, you'll need to give me some more to work with other than "The Village Voice is liberal!"


It's absurd to say I'm dismissing or smearing the piece -- I linked to it favorably. On the other hand, I did think Douthat made a good point -- many people won't take it seriously without confirmation from other outlets. That's why I wrote "So who in the mainstream press is going to follow up on the story?"

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