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ISBN: 9781879957527 - Fools for Scandal
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Fools for Scandal

Gene Lyons

ISBN: 9781879957527
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Franklin Square Press,U.S.


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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 organisations such as Citizens United, and leading Republicans Al D'Amato and Lauch Faircloth.

 

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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 organisations 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.