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Lapdogs: How the Press Lay Down for the Bush White House
Lapdogs is the first book to demonstrate that, for the entire George W. Bush presidency, the news media have utterly failed in their duty as watchdog for the public. In blistering prose, Eric Boehlert reveals how, time after time, the press chose a soft approach to covering the government, and as a result reported and analyzed crucial events incompletely and even inaccurat ...more
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
(first published May 9th 2006)
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Where is it written that the media has to play watchdog for the public good??? I thought the media is there to REPORT THE NEWS, not take positions on matters! I have to agree that coverage online is much, much better than what you get on television. Let's face it, the networks and cable are pretty much superfluous at this point, and have been since the 2000 election. Dan Rather and his ilk should have been gone years ago. However, to say that the news rolled over for Bush is wrong, I think if yo ...more
What did I learn? Nothing I didn't already know: the national news media in the United States is a disgraceful, traitorous bunch in full heat and constant swoon over the pretender in the White House. Boehlert explains the mess we are in and what it is costing us.