Wednesday, February 16, 2011

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST JACK CASHILL JOINS ANDREA SHEA KING TO DISCUSS HIS LATEST BOOK: DECONSTRUCTING OBAMA

Jack Cashill has been a frequent guest on The Andrea Shea King Show. Our listeners love to hear about his projects, his latest books, and they never lose interest in many of his previous works--First Strike and Ron Brown's Body usually come up in the discussion as well.

Once Cashill digs into a subject, he doesn't let go until he puts the pieces together, at least the pieces available to him. In the end, readers are able to surmise what really happened and they begin to ask their own questions. And with Obama, questions are a very important thing, dangerous too.

This is what an investigative journalist does: he sparks the interest of the reader, drawing him in with known facts and leads them to a logical conclusion. And if the reader has a problem with some facts or the conclusion, they're sufficiently interested by that point that they begin to ask their own questions, sometimes even adding to Cashill's research.

Jack Cashill has this job in part because the MSM isn't allowed to do theirs. They have their "no report zones" clearly defined and they don't dare step over the journalist line that has been drawn for them. This is where Cashill begins his work: where the MSM is forbidden to go.

Case in point: Cashill's latest work--Deconstructing Obama.

What we don't know about Obama is out there somewhere; Cashill had to go get it, piece it together and present this presidential puzzlement to the reading community in such a way that they couldn't wait to turn the next page.

It wasn't always the case with the MSM not being allowed to do their job, either. There was a time when they bristled with questions, prompting presidents and other politicians to cut-short a presser and run for cover. The Nixon years come to mind but I'm sure there were other very interesting, journalistic times as well.

Today, though, Jack Cashill fills the shoes of all the "so-called" journalists of the day, does their homework for them and presents his reports in book and column form. I'm sure the journos of this day would love to do the same, but can't allow themselves to let loose of the big paychecks, fame, and access they so enjoy.

And those same journalists are quick on the draw when it comes to labeling a man like Cashill as a conspiracy theorist. Cashill simply asks: Do you know what they used to call conspiracy theorists? Reporters.

*TONIGHT: Jack Cashill stops by THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW--9 PM ET

*TOPIC: Cashill's latest book--Deconstructing Obama

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