Last week I passed along this item about the local connections to China’s attempt to purchase Unocal. In the current issue of The New Yorker, a story on the same subject includes this in the opening graf:
Representative Joe Barton said that the deal “poses a clear threat to the energy and national security of the United States.”
You can bet that if a provocative quote from Barton appears that high in a story, the author is going to spend the rest of the time debunking him. And that’s exactly what author James Surowieki does.
Akin Gump and Public Strategies couldn’t ask for better placement.