Faced with grave international disputes, military actions around the world, and vicious partisan bickering in Congress, what might be a president's greatest fear? The White House press corps, of course. From time to time, in every era, there emerges a journalist who roams the halls of power like a roaring lion, seeking whatever liars he may devour. Les Kinsolving has filled that role for decades, and his maverick reporting style has endeared him to a host of fans that watch with glee while Kinsolving makes politicians squirm. GADFLY is not only a fascinating slice-of-a-big-life history, but gains entrance into the life of a man of honor, dignity, and that rarest of qualities: a passion for truth, come what may.
A descendant of reverends, bishops, actors, authors, poets and reporters, Kathleen Kinsolving is the daughter of veteran White House correspondent, Les Kinsolving. She co-wrote the movie treatment for film about the Jonestown cult that her dad's reporting exposed, and penned his biography, Gadfly: The Life and Times of Les Kinsolving White House Watchdog, in 2010. A wife and mother in Reston, Virginia, she teaches English and journalism at Centreville High School in Clifton, Virginia.