Founding Propagandists

Friday, June 02, 2006


All lofty pretensions aside, American journalism was actually founded by a combination of crusading publishers, government leakers, and opinion writers who never used their real names. That’s according to the new book, Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism. Author (and Fox News host) Eric Burns speaks with Brooke about an early American press that didn’t care much about fairness, balance, or accuracy.

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