Saturday, December 20, 2008

Deborah Solomon Comes Out Swinging, With Representative Henry Waxman.

For those who think Deborah Solomon's interviews have become progressively softer since being reined in on her methodology by Public Editor Clark Hoyt last year, consider this aggressive opening salvo from tomorrow's "Questions for Henry Waxman" in the New York Times Magazine:

Q: Congratulations on your new post! You are about to take over one of the most powerful subgroups in Congress, the Committee on Energy and Commerce, which handles climate change, health care and much else.

A: Thank you.


Then comes this bare-knuckle follow-up:

Q: You are currently the outgoing chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Why do Congressional committees have such ominous-sounding names?

A: It was originally just called Government Reform, but I wanted to emphasize the oversight.


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