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Lanny Davis Lashes Out at NYT, Liberal Media

Lanny Davis raised some eyebrows today by calling out a number of high-profile reporters and commentators in an interview on Sirius XM’s P.O.T.U.S. channel. President Clinton’s former special counsel, now partner at Lanny J. Davis & Associates, spoke out for the first time against a series of stories criticizing his professional relationship with two African dictators, directing his remarks at the New York Times and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz. “Ms. Maddow went after me as being the defender of dictators and corrupt people and whatever the dark side is,” Davis told Sirius XM’s Joe Mathieu. “So I called the next day to say it would be nice if Ms. Maddow allowed me to offer the other side of the story. And I never heard back. And then I called my friend Ed Schultz, I sent him an email, saying could you have me on to tell my side of the story. And he said, ‘You criticized Rachel Maddow; I’m not having you on anymore.’”

Davis also took aim at the New York Times, which ran a story in December calling  him “a kind of front man for the dark side. “Two reporters who worked on this story never called me, and they would have gotten a much different outcome had they called me about other facts that they were omitting in their reporting.”

Davis on Maddow and Shultz here.

Davis on the New York Times here.

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No John, No Lanny at TWT

TWT‘s weekly “Purple Nation” opinion columnist Lanny Davis informed editors today that he is out since John Solomon has resigned as the executive editor of the paper. TPM had the scoop.

From Davis’ email: “In light of the announcement of John Solomon’s resignation, I am no longer comfortable writing a column for the Washington Times. I began writing because John asked me to. And now with him gone, I cannot continue.”

Morning Reading List, 10.22.08


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Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Michael Leavitt, Margaret Spellings, Col. Gerald Massengill, Tom Ridge, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David Gregory, Jon Meacham, Pete Williams.

  • Face the Nation: Sen. Patrick Leahy , Jim and Sarah Brady, and criminal profiler Gregg McCrary.

  • This Week: Newt Gingrich, Sen. Chris Dodd and Jackie Dodd.

  • Fox News Sunday: Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling , GWU Pres. Stephen Trachtenberg, and Sens. Arlen Specter and Chuck Schumer.

  • Late Edition: Sen. Sam Brownback , Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell, New York Times’ Thomas Friedman, ex-Clinton counsel Lanny Davis, and a roundtable with CNN’s Bill Schneider and CNN’s Jeanne Meserve.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Howard Fineman of Newsweek; David Brooks, New York Times; Katty Kay, BBC Washington correspondent; and Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Homeland Security Committee Chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson.