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Spanking the Donkey by Matt Taibbi
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Dec 21, 07

Read in December, 2007

This book beats reading "serious" political coverage by "real" news outlets. The book is ostensibly about the 03/04 presidential campaign trail, but there's less on the candidates than there on the press corp and how they swallow PR campaign bullshit. One section of the book details a competition created by the author, where he pairs up reporters in a single-elimination tourney in which the reporter who writes worse advances. hilarious.

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