Richard Mellon Scaife Praises My New Book Hillary’s Secret War
by Richard Poe
Thursday, July 22, 2004
3:29 pm Eastern Time
“This is the best book written about what happened in the ’90s,” says Pittsburgh newspaper mogul Richard Mellon Scaife, referring to my new book Hillary’s Secret War.
Scaife’s comments appeared today (July 22, 2004) in a column by NewsMax editor Christopher Ruddy, published in the conservative philanthropist’s flagship newspaper, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Ruddy writes:
“[Poe] tells the story in remarkable detail of Steven R. Kangas, a far leftist from Las Vegas who may have been attempting to kill Dick Scaife.
“In 1999, Kangas took a Greyhound bus from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh and tried to enter the Scaife Foundation doors. He was carrying a Kel Tek 9mm semi-automatic pistol, 47 rounds of ammunition, and a bottle of Jack Daniels.
“The foundation doors were locked, so Kangas retreated into the men’s room.
“He was found that night by the cleaning crew. He then proceeded to shoot himself.
“Interestingly, most Americans probably never heard the Kangas story and probably never heard 95 percent of what Poe reveals.
“But his book is the most compelling account of what happened in the ’90s as the new media challenged the old media.”
Because Scaife gave financial support to Ruddy and to other investigators who showed the courage to probe Clinton crimes, Big Media demonized the Pittsburgh philanthropist. A secret White House report prepared at Hillary’s behest in 1995 — and quietly circulated to Clinton-friendly journalists — vilified Scaife as the “Wizard of Oz behind the [Vincent] Foster conspiracy industry.” Hillary’s report was called The Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce. Read the whole story in Hillary’s Secret War.