Tabloid America: Crimes of the Press: An EJE Original [NOOK Book]

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Edward Jay Epstein, who has established new standards of investigative press criticism in his books News From Nowhere, Between Fact and Fiction and Myths of the Media, now turns to the tabloidization of the mainstream media in America. In Tabloid America: The Crimes of the Press he describes the tacit partnership between media and perpetrators in four media-proclaimed “crimes of the century”: The Lindbergh Kidnapping (in which the Hearst newspapers actually paid for the defense), The Manson Murders, the ...
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Overview

Edward Jay Epstein, who has established new standards of investigative press criticism in his books News From Nowhere, Between Fact and Fiction and Myths of the Media, now turns to the tabloidization of the mainstream media in America. In Tabloid America: The Crimes of the Press he describes the tacit partnership between media and perpetrators in four media-proclaimed “crimes of the century”: The Lindbergh Kidnapping (in which the Hearst newspapers actually paid for the defense), The Manson Murders, the Kidnapping of Patty Hearst, and the O.J. Simpson bloodbath. Each crime involves a celebrity. The celebrity provides the media with the means, opportunity, and motive to launch the wholesale invasion of privacy that fascinates the public. An EJE Original.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013182875
  • Publisher: EJE Publications, LTD, Inc
  • Publication date: 8/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 115 KB

Meet the Author

Edward Jay Epstein is the author of 15 books, and which have been excerpted in the New Yorker, Atlantic, and Sunday Times of London. He studied government at Cornell and Harvard, and received a Ph.D from Harvard. My master's thesis on the search for political truth became the best-selling Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth.. His doctoral dissertation on television news was published as News From Nowhere. He is the recipient of numerous of foundation grants and awards, including the prestigious Financial Times/ Booz Allen prize for both best biography and best business book for Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer. His website is at www.edwardjayepstein.com.
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