I have in the past referred to a journalist whom I hold in high regard, and am going to do so today. Matt Taibbi is a Rolling Stone contributor known for his political articles as well as his Road Rage segment. He is an amazingly entertaining and funny writer, and he has a book out that I would like to plug. Spanking The Donkey, an immensely appropriate title, documents his writings surrounding the 2004 elections. You can check it out here, and I recommend this book for anybody who has even the slightest interest in political journalism.
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