Fools for scandal: how the media invented Whitewater

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In Darkest Arkansas -- Whitewater Deconstructed -- Prove Your Innocence -- Ghost Trailing -- Epilogue -- App. The New York Times Articles -- Beverly Bassett Schaffer Memoranda -- Joseph Lelyveld Letter And Gene Lyons's Response -- National Press Club Forum. Gene Lyons And The Editors Of Harper's Magazine. Includes Index.

Author : Lyons, Gene , 1943-

Publisher : Franklin Square Press

Published Year : 2010

Edition : 1

Format : print - Paperback, 224 pages

Subject : Clinton, Bill , 1946-, Clinton, Hillary Rodham, Whitewater Development Corporation., Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan Association., Real estate development, Real estate development--Arkansas, Political corruption, Political corruption--Arkansas, Press and politics, Press and politics--United States, Whitewater Inquiry, 1993-2000, E886.2 .L96 1996, 364.1/68/09767

Language : English

Dimensions : 224 p. ; 21 cm.

ISBN : 1879957523

ISBN13 : 9781879957527


Overview :

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.