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Dish by Jeannette Walls
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Jul 04, 2010

it was amazing
Read from June 05 to 06, 2010

In this book Jeannette Walls chronicles tabloid journalism from the 1930's to the present. The rose colored glasses were torn from my eyes and any illusions regarding serious journalism vs tabloid shattered. The biggest shock to my nervous system was learning that my beloved "60 Minutes" is/was primarily based on smarmy standards akin to The Enquirer. Celebrity sleeze and scandal. Shock and awe. Eeeek. I used to watch it faithfully every Sunday and my world view was based on the trust that 60 Minutes was journalism at it's finest. Had I known its true nature at the time I would have choked on my Harvey Wallbanger. Dish is enlightening,disheartening and well written. Highly recommended!
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