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070.44 H
Descript.
xx, 554 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-540) and index.
Summary
"An award-winning presidential historian offers an authoritative account of American presidents' attacks on our freedom of the press. "The FAKE NEWS media," Donald Trump has tweeted, "is not my enemy. It is the enemy of the American people." Never has our free press faced so great a threat. Yet the tension between presidents and journalists is as old as the republic itself. From George Washington to Trump, presidents have quarreled with, attacked, denigrated, and manipulated the fourth estate. Washington groused about his treatment in the newspapers, but his successor, John Adams, actually wielded his executive power to overturn press freedoms and prosecute critical reporters. Thomas Jefferson tapped a reporter to find dirt on his rival, Alexander Hamilton, only to have the reporter expose his own affair with his slave Sally Hemings. (Jefferson denied the reports out of hand-perhaps the first presidential cry of "fake news.") Andrew Jackson rewarded loyal newspapers with government contracts; Abraham Lincoln shuttered critical papers and imprisoned their editors without trial. FDR and JFK charmed journalists in order to protect their personal secrets, while Nixon cast the press as a public enemy for daring to investigate his own. In this remarkable new account, acclaimed scholar Harold Holzer guides readers through the clashes between chief executives and journalists, showing how these battles were waged and won, while girding us for a new fight to protect our nation's greatest institution: a free and functioning press"-- Provided by publisher.
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Title
Presidents versus the press
ISBN/ISSN
9781524745264 (hardcover)
Call #
070.4 S
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xii, 204 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
Summary
"We are in the midst of a communications revolution. We have access to more information than at any time in history. But are we more informed or just overwhelmed by so much information we can't process? In [this book], legendary television journalist Bob Schieffer examines today's journalism and those who practice it -- how they see their profession, how it has been changed by new technology, and how well they believe they are carrying out their responsibility to provide American with the information they need to be good citizens. Based on interviews with over forty media leaders from television, print media, and the Internet, Schieffer surveys the perils and promises of journalism's rapidly changing landscape." -- Book jacket.
Subject
Alt Author
Schwartz, H. Andrew.
ISBN/ISSN
9781538107218 (cloth : alk. paper)
153810721X (cloth : alk. paper)
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