The Power Line Show, Episode 17: Days of Rage, With Bryan Burrough

This afternoon Scott, Paul and I recorded Episode 17 of the Power Line show. We started out by discussing the fall of Ramadi and, more generally, the abject collapse of the Obama administration’s foreign policy.

51PX2jDsD1L._SL160_.jpgWe were then joined by Bryan Burrough, author of Days of Rage, a brilliant history of a nearly forgotten–or, I would say, whitewashed–episode in our history: the violent, left-wing revolutionary movement of the 1970s and early 1980s. Groups like the Weather Underground carried out hundreds of bombings across the United States, and an FBI that at the time was ill-equipped for the task tried to bring them to justice. Burrough’s book approaches this history from both points of view, meticulously documenting both the outrages committed by the terrorists and the usually-futile efforts of law enforcement to deal with them.

We wrapped up the show with another of the week’s major news stories, the George Stephanopoulos scandal. The first question I posed was, is Stephanopoulos really much different from most other “mainstream” journalists? The second was, is there really a journalistic code of ethics, and if so, where can I find it?

It is a fun show. I think you will enjoy it.

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