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Infamous Scribblers by Eric Burns
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Oct 17, 07

bookshelves: history
Read in September, 2007

Not much of a history reader, but this book makes the early days of journalism in America interesting and entertaining. Creative turns of phrase like "...all of them jacked-up on 90-proof Sam Adams prose.." flavor the text and kept me reading. It's a detailed and quote-riddled expose on America's first newspapers and journalists and shows how the media has always been (and perhaps will always be) editorializing in favor of their own beliefs.
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