On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency
...a history and an indictment of the relationship between the major news media and the Reagan Administration. Based on more than 175 interviews with most of the key figures in the White House and the press, and on a comprehensive analysis of newspaper and television coverage of such stories as the Iran-Contra Affair, the invasion of Grenada, the arms talks, and Reaganomics, this book exposes one of the great scandals of recent U.S. politics -- how the press, both through government manipulation and through voluntary self-censorship, abdicated its responsibility to report on what was really going on.
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On bended knee: the press and the Reagan presidencyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
During the Reagan years, the White House Press Corps has "functioned less as an independent than as a palace court press,'' according to Hertsgaard. Basing his arguments on hundreds of interviews with ... Read full review
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Really digs into how the Reagan administration successfully changed and expanded the model of press manipulation, including key insights into structural changes in media that made this effective at the time and more so ever since. Read full review