Rating: 5 of 5 stars
I enjoy Jeff Greenfield's political commentary because he has a very realistic sense of what he does for a living, and because he approaches the subjects he covers as a political analyst with a sense of humor (whenever appropriate) as well as a fair assessment of political situations. This is not always easy to do, but Greenfield manages to do it time after time when I've observed him. This book is testament to that.
The fiasco presented by the media in reporting the results of the 2000 US presidential election was almost unbelievable in scope, yet Greenfield manages to explain, for the most part, both how and why it happened. For political junkies like me, this is an entertaining and an informative read. Greenfield also follows through on the chaos that developed after the election night coverage was over. He reviews both the Gore and the Bush sides of the election issue and shows why the result of the election came about as it did. It was refreshing to read Greenfield's unbiased conclusions based as they are on political insight and common sense. Besides, who else but Greenfield could manage to bring Festivus, The Airing of Grievances, AND Froggy the Gremlin Moments into a discussion about politics. :)
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