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Moyers Interviews This Town Author Mark Leibovich

Posted by Larry Doyle on August 25, 2013 7:09 AM |

For those who might still be wondering why America is rotting from within, please find 45 minutes to watch Bill Moyers recent interview with Mark Leibovich, author of This Town, a best selling expose of how crony capitalism has become pervasive in our nation’s capital.

After watching this clip, I think there is little doubt that people will understand how public service has become a major for profit undertaking; I think people may also feel the need to take a shower. This is truly a must view as Leibovich names names and does not pull any punches in doing so.

Washington is clearly filled with a pack of losers. But unfortunately the real losers are the American public.

Navigate accordingly.

I thank the regular reader who brought this clip to my attention.

Larry Doyle

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  • Nora

    Hi Larry, it’s been a while since we communicated but I do read your posts continuously. How right you are about everything you said in this post regarding Washington D.C. and it’s inhabitants.

    I watched the same interview this morning on PBS in San Diego and I was amazed by the author and appalled by what he had to say. It’s so true and so very sad that our own politicians that we vote for and place in the highest offices of responsibility end up in the pockets of big corp. and stab us all in the back time and time again.

    The whole system is so corrupt and out of control, and yes they are all cowards. The mighty dollar speaks loud and clear and that is the only thing that matters now a days, what a darn same.

    I am so glad you brought this to the attention of your readers I hope they all pass it along to those who have not seen it, and I hope that the American people in whole start paying more attention and get wise. Thanks again Larry, like I said to you before, I wish we have people like you who have honor and integrity in our political arena; this world would be a much better place!

    • LD


      Great to hear from you and thank you for sharing your kind words and wisdom. Comments like yours and people like you fuel my passion.

      Yes, money and power both corrupt very easily and we all pay in the process. We need greater accountability on so many levels. The media used to take on that role but just as Leibovich says in the interview the media are part of the problem.

      If you like my blog, I am confident that you will really like my book, In Bed with Wall Street, which will be released on January 7, 2014.

      All the best.


  • Mike

    LD, You know what seems crooked to me lately.

    People paying to be on TV CNBC and the radio and positioning themselves as giving advice to the masses but really self promoting or attempting to move markets.

  • LD

    Great point. To this end, the first question that always comes to my mind when listening to somebody is “what is this person’s angle and how do they or might they benefit from their pitch.”

    Are they merely talking their position so to speak or do they really have meaningful and unbiased value added insights to share.

    The fact that people pay for air time is a huge red flag.

    Thanks for the great comment.

  • Peter Scannell

    This Town -required summer reading.

    How dare he…

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