's Boehlert on "partisan hack" Bossie, who "raised political sliming to an art form"


In a July 20 article, senior writer Eric Boehlert chronicled the comeback of David N. Bossie, "professional Clinton-era agitator and renowned Republican trickster." As Media Matters for America noted -- in the context of Bossie's recent round of cable talk show appearances to promote his book Intelligence Failure: How Clinton's National Security Policy Set the Stage for 9/11 -- Bossie, the former chief investigator for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, was fired from that job in 1998 for his role in releasing selectively edited transcripts of former Clinton administration official Webster Hubbell's prison conversations. On July 19, Bossie appeared on FOX News Channel's morning show FOX & Friends to peddle his latest book, The Many Faces of John Kerry.

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