Upton Sinclair and the Modern Media Campaign

Friday, October 05, 2012


Sixty-eight years ago Upton Sinclair, muckraking journalist and erstwhile socialist, won the primary for the governorship of California by a landslide. The response from the state's newspapers and the motion picture industry was swift and merciless: they used every trick they could think of to defeat him. In 2010, Brooke spoke to Greg Mitchell, author of The Campaign of the Century, who argued that, for better or worse, the anti-Sinclair effort ushered in the modern political campaign.

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Greg Mitchell

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Greg Mitchell from New York

I am, of course, very pleased that you are re-airing the interview with me, but the link to my book is outdated. To find new print and e-book editions, go here:


Thanks again!

Oct. 06 2012 12:37 PM

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