“A Travesty of the First Order”
Ball of Collusion
Encounter Books, New York
©2019 Andrew C. McCarthy
August 22, 2019 - San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – This has proven to be a difficult review to write, since Mr. McCarthy had stood for so long as something of a beacon of reason in DC’s notoriously fetid Swamp.
There is a considerable back-story here, so please allow for a momentary detour…
McCarthy’s street cred was well-earned in large part due to him being the former Federal Prosecutor who brought down Omar Abdel Rahman , aka the “Blind Sheikh” who died while serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
For the most part McCarthy was concerned with the problem of Islamic jihad and its mothership, the Muslim Brotherhood, writing several best-selling books about those and related topics.
He was also a writer for National Review, William F. Buckley’s neo-conservative magazine, now solely a web presence and it is here where the going gets rough.
Circling back to the 2016 presidential campaign and with Donald Trump as the GOP standard-bearer, National Review emerged as the self-identified [mostly in a fever dream] intellectual heartbeat of the Never Trump movement .
McCarthy was part of this failed effort, so much so that he has stated that he is considering voting DemocRAT in 2020. There were numerous other players, who remain active today, none of whom could fill a lecture held in a phone booth…
Back to “Ball of…” it is the mark of a truly gifted barrister to be able to pursue justice while looking past one’s biases and it is on this count that McCarthy fails m-i-s-e-r-a-b-l-y.
This is a failed work, overly long [by at least 100 pages] dryly written, shallow [the reader would be well served to mine the outstanding journalism of the Epoch Times’ Jeff Carlso n regarding “Russia-gate” - the Epoch Times, a weekly, being the hands down the best newspaper in America] and nasty, with heaps of abuse directed at the victim of Obama’s attempted coup, President Donald Trump.
It is actually unbecoming for someone of the stature of McCarthy to write with such invective.
Oh…and on page 337, McCarthy mounts a defense of ta-da-da…one James Comey, with the author coming to the aid of his long-time pal, saying that Trump “lost perspective” in firing the crooked plotting ex-FBI Director.
End of review, this book is garbage, it blazes NO new trails and fails to capture even the already established outlines of what is factually an ongoing attempted coup to remove a sitting president because he came to DC to drain the Swamp and defeat the Deep State.
It is not hyperbole to suggest that those who initiated and gave life to this mortal threat to the last outpost of democracy on Earth deserve to at best spend the rest of their sorry lives in a Super-Max, in a just society these people would have a date with a wall, a cigarette and a blindfold.
Final note, there is not a single reference to the Deep State in the book’s index.
A pox on this waste of 35 bucks and change.
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