Poisoning the Press

Friday, October 01, 2010


Jack Anderson was an investigative reporter whose syndicated newspaper column – "Washington Merry-Go-Round" – outed countless political scandals beginning in the 1950s. Only Anderson did what he had to to get the story, ethical or not, legal or not. George Washington University professor Mark Feldstein, talks about his new book, Poisoning the Press.

Comments [2]

Terry McKenna from Dover NJ

Still wonder why the story didn't mention Drew Pearson as the originator of Washington Merry Go Round - and the man who hired Jack Anderson.

Oct. 03 2010 10:50 AM
John Erickson from Norwich, VT

We *do* have a "Jack Anderson" today; her name is Amy Goodman, and her daily program Democracy Now! regularly breaks stories that NPR and the mainstream media outlets overlook or only cover days or weeks after DN! has helped percolate interest.

The problem is that DN! provides only a drop in overcrowded media bucket and is lost on a largely ignorant audience.

Oct. 03 2010 08:12 AM

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