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Lapdogs: How the Press Lay Down for the Bush White House

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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
Published (first published May 9th 2006)
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Mike
Apr 04, 2008 Mike rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jeff
Sep 13, 2007 Jeff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sarah Riley
Oct 23, 2007 Sarah Riley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone. We all should be awares.
This outlines and explains everything we feared was true with the Bush administration and the news medias lackings.
It's bummery but good.
Ron Sitton
Jun 06, 2016 Ron Sitton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: media
A sordid tale of the mainstream media's dereliction of duties during the Bush presidency that ultimately weakened trust in the fourth estate.
James
Feb 16, 2011 James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is great book, with lots of infuriating reminders of why I try not to pay attention to the media - I've read this book at least three times
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