Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth Audiobook, by Howard Kurtz Play Audiobook Sample

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

Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth Audiobook, by Howard Kurtz Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781543661057

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31:15 minutes

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01:34 minutes

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19:00 minutes

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According to the media, Donald Trump could never become president. Now many are on a mission to prove he shouldn’t be president. The Trump administration and the press are at war—and as in any war, the first casualty has been truth. Bestselling author Howard Kurtz, host of Fox News’s Media Buzz and former Washington Post columnist, offers a stunning exposé of how supposedly objective journalists, alarmed by Trump’s success, have moved into the opposing camp. Kurtz’s exclusive, in-depth, behind-the-scenes interviews with reporters, anchors, and insiders within the Trump White House reveal the unprecedented hostility between the media and the president they cover.

In Media Madness, you’ll learn:

    • Why White House strategist Steve Bannon told Trump he is in danger of being impeached • How the love-hate relationship between the president and Morning Joe hosts—Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski—turned entirely to hate • How Kellyanne Conway felt betrayed by journalists who befriended her—and how she fought back • How elite, mainstream news reporters—named and quoted—openly express their blatant contempt for Trump • How Bannon tried to block short-lived Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci—and why Trump soured on him • How Ivanka and Jared Kushner aren’t the liberals the pundits want them to be—and why Trump tried to discourage them from joining the White House • Why Trump believes some journalists harbor hatred for him—and how some liberals despise his voters • How Trump is a far more pragmatic politician than the press often acknowledges (and how the press dismisses his flip-flops when he flops their way) • What Trump got wrong about Charlottesville—and how Steve Bannon predicted the debacle • How the media consistently overreached on the Russian “collusion” scandal • Why Trump actually likes journalists, secretly meets with them, and allows the press unprecedented access • Why Reince Priebus couldn’t do his job—and the real reason he left the White House • How Sean Spicer privately berated journalists for bad reporting—and why he and Kellyanne Conway were relentlessly attacked by the media

Never before has there been such an eye-opening, shocking look at what the White House and the media think about each other. It’s not pretty. But it also makes for the most important political book of the year.

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About Howard Kurtz

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 David Colacci

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.