Fools for Scandal: How The Media Invented Whitewater / Edition 1

Fools for Scandal: How The Media Invented Whitewater / Edition 1

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by Gene Lyons
     
 

ISBN-10: 1879957523

ISBN-13: 2901879957526

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: Harper's Magazine Foundation

Lyons, a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, shows how The New York Times led, and the rest of the nation followed, in its coverage of Whitewater. This book examines the motives and the facts that have kept Whitewater in congressional hearings for a record two years and on the front pages of national newspapers since 1992.  See more details below

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Lyons, a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, shows how The New York Times led, and the rest of the nation followed, in its coverage of Whitewater. This book examines the motives and the facts that have kept Whitewater in congressional hearings for a record two years and on the front pages of national newspapers since 1992.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901879957526
Publisher:
Harper's Magazine Foundation
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224

Table of Contents

In Darkest Arkansas1
Whitewater Deconstructed30
Prove Your Innocence57
Ghost Trailing93
Epilogue147
AppThe New York Times Articles155
Beverly Bassett Schaffer Memoranda178
Joseph Lelyveld Letter and Gene Lyons's Response189
National Press Club Forum194
Index215

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Fools for Scandal: How The Media Invented Whitewater 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Gene Lyons a brilliant reporter traces the footsteps of Whitewater. Although you may not agree with his conclusions he points out several relevant facts. The book takes us through Whitewater and life long foes and friends of the Clintons. Often your friends help your foes just like Lyons points out. Regardless, public servants know the Appearance of Impropriety can be just as damaging as a proven impropriety. 17 convictions on Whitewater events is proof that something was wrong, just because it did not connect a president due to self imposed silence, illnesses and deaths of witnesses does not mean a media was after a president. What it means is questions were never answered at the beginning and changed at the end, leaving doubt and past history of a couple with dubious deceptive duplicity on past events. However, the author still points out items worthy of discussion but not complete exoneration. Whatever the authors says, the Clinton¿s did not help themselves by being caught in questionable dealing far above their intelligence.