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Fools for Scandal: How The Media Invented Whitewater

How the Media Invented Whitewater

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Fools for Scandal: How The Media Invented Whitewater by Gene Lyons
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Before he created, with Joe Conason, The Hunting of the President, the critically acclaimed documentary film about Whitewater, Gene Lyons published his research into the Whitewater scandal in Harper's. That research later became a book - Fools for Scandal, which scathingly debunks the received wisdom that was handed down to the national media with the Whitewater scandal. Lyons shows the reader a media (especially The New York Times) that was driven to pin something - anything-on the Clintons, and that, in its impassioned quest for scandal, found itself making strange bedfellows with right-wing organizations such as Citizens United, and leading Republicans Al D'Amato and Lauch Faircloth. For anyone curious to understand how the printing press becomes a political machine, Fools for Scandal is illuminating, engaging, and revealing.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2010
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Franklin Square Press,U.S.
Pages
224
Dimensions
142x211x18
ISBN-13
9781879957527
Product ID
3702169

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