Sound and Fury: The Making of the Punditocracy
For this new edition, Eric Alterman has made revisions throughout the book, with new material on the impact of the O. J. Simpson trial and the rise of MSNBC as well as on the Clinton scandals, the media's obsession with Monica Lewinsky, and the resulting conflation of investigative reporting with gossip.
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SOUND AND FURY: The Washington Punditocracy and the Collapse of American PoliticsUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
More than just an antipundit screed: freelance writer Alterman puts punditry in perspective, giving a history of its development and analyzing its current effect on politics. According to Walter ... Read full review
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Alterman, a media critic more recently known for "What Liberal Media?," here dissects what he calls the "punditocracy:" The high-profile columnists and commentators who, he argues, wield far too much ... Read full review