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Author: Howard Kurtz Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2018 ISBN: 9781543661057
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With outrageous examples of left-wing media bias and insider scoops on front-page skirmishes between the Trump White House and reporters, Howard Kurtz’s new book is an astonishing exposé of the media industry that is reminiscent of Bernard Goldberg’s game changing New York Times bestseller Bias.

Donald Trump is staking his presidency, as he did his election, on destroying the credibility of American journalists. Ordinarily, Howie Kurtz—a media critic who spent 30 years reporting for The Washington Post—would be outraged. But Kurtz has had a front seat to the degradation of the news business. Having witnessed so many journalists’ slow slide from neutral truth-tellers to polemic activists, Kurtz asks: Could the White House’s disgust with the media be (at least partially) justified?

Let’s look at the facts: MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said Trump should be removed under the 25th Amendment. Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter called Trump a “preening narcissist” who “may well be the most ridiculed man in history.” BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith called Trump a “mendacious racist.” Daily Beast Executive Editor Noah Schachtman said anyone staying at a Trump hotel or playing at a Trump golf course was “supporting racism and neo-fascism.”

The notion that journalists are still neutral observers is laughable, Kurtz says. From his position at the center of the media bubble, and drawing on his long and sometimes antagonistic relationship with President Trump that dates back to Trump’s reigning days in New York real estate, Kurtz explains how American journalism has gotten to this point—and what’s really happening in the White House’s all-out-war with the mainstream media.

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About the Author

Howard Kurtz has worked as a media reporter for the Washington Post while also writing a weekly column for the newspaper and a daily blog for its website. His work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Newsweek, New York, and other national magazines. He is the host of CNN’s Reliable Sources, the longest running media criticism show on television, and is the Washington bureau chief for the Daily Beast. He has written multiple books, including Hot Air: All Talk All the Time, named by Business Week as one of the ten best business books of the year, and Media Circus: The Trouble with America’s Newspapers,chosen as the best recent book about the news media by American Journalism Review. He lives with his family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has won numerous Earphones Awards, earned Audie Award nominations, and been included in Best Audio of the Year lists by such publications as Publishers Weekly, AudioFile magazine, and Library Journal. He was a resident actor and director with the Cleveland Play House for eight years and has been artistic director of the Hope Summer Rep Theater since 1992.