Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth

Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth

by Howard Kurtz


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ISBN-13: 9781621577263
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 01/29/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 188,139
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Howard Kurtz is a media critic and journalist who hosts the weekend show Media Buzz on Fox News and writes a weekly column on Kurtz spent 30 years reporting for The Washington Post , where he served as national affairs correspondent, New York bureau chief, and deputy national editor. He has written for The New Republic , The Washington Monthly , and New York magazine, and previously hosted Reliable Sources on CNN. His previous books include Media Circus , Hot Air , Spin Cycle , The Fortune Tellers , and Reality Show. Kurtz is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.

Table of Contents

1 A Catastrophic Media Failure 1

2 Trump Works the Refs 9

3 Trump Trauma 19

4 A Question of Loyalty 29

5 A Leaky Ship of State 33

6 The Dossier Surfaces 41

7 Spicer Goes to War 53

8 Bannon as Darth Vader 63

9 Kellyanne Under Siege 71

10 Trump Targets Media "Enemies" 77

11 The War over Wiretapping 81

12 "The Knives Are Out" 91

13 Answering with Airstrikes 101

14 White House Game of Thrones 111

15 Jared and Ivanka Fight Back 121

16 The Comey Firestorm 131

17 The Media Go to DEFCON 1 141

18 Collusion Confusion 151

19 Climate Change Calamity 161

20 The Mueller Escalation 169

21 Investigative Overreach 183

22 The Secret Russia Meeting 197

23 The Mooch's Moment 209

24 Charlottesville Catastrophe 223

25 Tackling the Sports World 233

26 The Fight over "Fake News" 245

27 The Era of Harassment 253

Afterword 269

Acknowledgments 273

Index 275

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Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book and believe it is a well balanced narration of the facts where both sides have had their problems and each fed on the other. I agree, it is now extremely difficult to tell the difference between journalists and commentators. A sad day trying to find factual news. We'll be discussing this for a generation to come. Too many people in both camps have their own agendas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always respected Howard Kurtz and he delivered.
B-loNY More than 1 year ago
Political fatigue...Trump/Media, tired of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about the non partisan view of the medias coverage of President. Trump. I believe it shows how a large portion of media people hate President. Trump personally, and no matter the outcome of a situation, they lie about facts and skew actual results. Or sometimes, outright lie to get press coverage. I wish the media would just report the facts honestly, so I could get a differing view, but honest one.