EXCLUSIVE: First Peek at Matt Cooper's PlameGate Masterpiece!
From high above the Southern Hemisphere, an operative on Air Force One espied the Time scribe's fledgling literary effort:
Time's Matt Cooper is working on a book proposal. In a race with the New York Times' Judith Miller, the White House press corps' version of William Conrad (only slightly less sweaty) knows that the market just won't bear two self-righteous reporters sniveling about their woes (and Miller's got 85 days in the clink to pad out her book).We hear that Cooper competition with Miller is not as direct as all that. Rather, he's said that he's interested in writing a comic novel about the affair; you know, White House uses reporters to spread false intelligence justifying a war, lies about it, wracks up 2000 casualties, hilarity ensues.
On the flight to Argentina aboard Air Force One, a glimpse from behind Coop's front-row seat revealed that the portly pepperpot was working on a book proposal. No word on who he's pitching to, or even whether he already has a contract and is just fleshing out a treatment.
Shit. Gonna have repair that glass wall again.