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David Brock and Paul Waldman show how the media has enabled McCain's rise from the Keating Five scandal to the underdog hero of the 2000 primaries to his roller-coaster run for the 2008 nomination. They illuminate how the press falls for McCain's “straight talk” and how the Arizona senator gets away with inconsistencies and misrepresentations for which the media skewers other politicians. This is a fascinating study of how the media shape the political debate, and an essential book for every political junkie.
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Posted April 3, 2008
A great look at how media niavete and favoritism created a 'maverick' out of thin air. If the media kept one eye closed to Bush's true character and policies during his first term, FREE RIDE details how the media has kept, and continue to keep, both eyes closed to McCain's true character and positions.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.