Автор: Feldstein Mark
Название: Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington`s Scandal Culture
ISBN: 0374235309 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374235307
Цена: 1984 р.
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Описание: "Poisoning the Press" documents a bitter face-off between the postwar era's most bellicose politician and its most reviled newsman--a quarter-century brawl whose participants stooped to blackmail, bribery, forgery, burglary, spying, and even a White House murder plot. The politician was President Richard Nixon. The newsman was the columnist Jack Anderson. Their fray exemplified a larger conflict between the government and the press, an epic clash that would outlive both men.
Anderson, whose syndicated column gripped readers across the nation, was the most famous and feared investigative reporter of his time. Part freedom fighter and part righteous rogue, the flamboyant, Pulitzer-winning journalist swiped classified documents, bugged conversations, and rifled through garbage. Anderson had a hand in virtually every key slash-and-burn attack on Nixon.
In turn, the president's men unleashed illegal surveillance and wiretaps, fake photos, bogus documents, sexual smears, and a plot to poison Anderson--a metaphor for what would become a generation of venomous conflict between the press and the politicians they covered. Today, contends Mark Feldstein, this poisoned media continues to gorge itself on a toxic diet of sensationalism and trivialities, reaping record profits while debasing public discourse.