My Visit to the Media Elite's Fact-Free Fantasy World

When I wrote Hostile Takeover, I envisioned it as something like a Hitchiker's Guide to Wall Street and Washington's Galaxy - a handbook folks could use to see the real truth when they watch television shows about politics and the economy. I believed the book was a necessary decoder of source, considering that watching these shows is like looking through a sci-fi movie-style portal at planets light years away - planets where Earth's basic laws of physics and facts just don't apply, a place where it's considered totally awesome that health insurance companies rip off patients and oil companies rip off consumers. Appearing on one of these shows as I did recently on Fox News' weekend business show - well, that's even more of a voyage. It's like physically visiting one of those planets without an oxygen mask.

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