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The Interrogation of Rumsfeld

The former defense secretary pens an ­absorbing memoir—not that you’d know it from the ­mainstream media interviews.

Feb 21, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 22 • By FRED BARNES
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To flack his book, Rumsfeld has relied heavily on Fox News, especially Sean Hannity, and conservative talk radio. He was treated the roughest by ABC News, his first foray into the mainstream media. “Everybody is so eager to know what is the lesson you learned, .  .  . ” Sawyer asked, “about you.” Rumsfeld looked exasperated. “Oh, my goodness,” he replied. Later, I asked if he had any complaints about ABC’s questions. He shrugged but didn’t complain.

Fred Barnes is executive editor of The Weekly Standard.

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