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Newsweek: Howard Rubenstein or David Rubenstein?

 

YOU MAKE THE CALL

 

In a June 30th piece on FAHRENHEIT 9/11, Newsweek's Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball focused on the movie's coverage of the Carlyle Group. In the story, which contends that the film was too tough on the Carlyle Group, the magazine identified high profile, well-known New York Public Relations executive Howard Rubenstein as the founder of the Carlyle Group.

 

In fact, the founder of the Carlyle Group is David Rubenstein, a close confidant of the Bush family (David likes to go on safari trips with former First Lady Barbara Bush). Given the similar biographies of the two Rubensteins and how much they look like each other, we can understand how easy it must have been for a news magazine like Newsweek to get fooled - just like they were fooled when President Bush said that America needed to go into Iraq because of the WMD and the ties to Al Qaeda.

 

We invite you to weigh in and vote for whichever Rubenstein you believe is the managing partner of the Carlyle Group - feel free to analyze the info below, which is readily available and accessible after even a cursory search on the Internet, or call Newsweek's Messrs. Isikoff and Hosenball in Washington, DC to inquire about their research capabilities. 202 626-2000.

 

"Its [Carlyle] founding and still managing partner is Howard Rubenstein, a former top domestic policy advisor to Jimmy Carter."

-- Newsweek 6/30/04 in a story on FAHRENHEIT 9/11

 

 

 

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/latestnews/f911facts/index_poll.php

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