Earlier this week, Mediaite.com's Frances Martel asked why Michael Brown -- Bush's former FEMA director -- has been all over the television. Well, as Tommy Christopher points out, Politico appears to have the answer.
Politico's Andy Barr and Patrick Gavin report:
Former FEMA Director Michael Brown has been all over cable television recently bashing the federal response to the oil spill off the Gulf Coast.
But he doesn't see it as an attempt to rehabilitate his image or set the record straight. Nothing that dramatic.
Rather, he just wants the publicity. He wants to sell his new book, he says, and he wants to get some clients for his company.
"There's that phrase, 'Any publicity is good publicity'" Brown told POLITICO. "I kind of buy into that."
It looks like the media is doing a "heckuva job" giving Brownie just the platform he's been looking for.
- Cavuto digs deeper in response to controversy over his Brown interview
- O'Reilly falsely claims Cavuto "stuck up" for Obama in Brown interview
- Even Dick Morris thinks Brown's conspiracy theory that Obama wanted oil spill to get worse is "nonsense"
- O'Reilly, Morris calls Gibbs' complaints about Michael Brown "phony" and an attempt to "villainize their opponents"
- Michael Brown was echoing Fox's Eric Bolling when pushing his insane oil rig conspiracy theory
- O'Reilly on Michael Brown oil rig conspiracy: "I would have slapped him if he were on the Factor"
- Brzezinski criticizes Fox News for not challenging Michael Brown's conspiracy theory
- Fox tries to cover up its failure to challenge Michael Brown's conspiracy theories
- Matthews grills Brown on his comments about Obama and oil spill
- Gibbs rips Fox News for hosting Michael Brown to push oil rig conspiracies: "It didn't appear to be pushed back on real hard"
- Michael Brown on Fox News: Obama wanted oil spill so he could "shut down" offshore drilling