The Washington Times - September 20, 2011, 05:20PM

From The Today Show:  President Obama’s leadership in his early days in office is called into question by members of his own economic team in a new book by Ron Suskind. But the White House has sharply slapped back at the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, claiming he fudged quotes, got basic facts wrong and even appeared to lift a passage from Wikipedia. On Tuesday Suskind answered some of those allegations on TODAY, defending his newly released book “Confidence Men” during an interview with Ann Curry. He gave his rebuttals to White House charges, which include U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner saying the reports he’s read of the book “bear no resemblance to the reality we had together. No resemblance.” “Everyone is under a lot of pressure; it’s a political season,” Suskind told Curry of the blowback he’s receiving from the White House. “The fact of the matter is, all of them said everything; we have extensive notes and tapes for this book.” (watch it here)