search for books and compare prices
cover image
When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date September 15, 2008
Pages 263
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226042855
ISBN-10 0226042855
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.68 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
A sobering look at the intimate relationship between political power and the news media, When the Press Fails argues the dependence of reporters on official sources disastrously thwarts coverage of dissenting voices from outside the Beltway.
 
The result is both an indictment of official spin and an urgent call to action that questions why the mainstream press failed to challenge the Bush administration’s arguments for an invasion of Iraq or to illuminate administration policies underlying the Abu Ghraib controversy. Drawing on revealing interviews with Washington insiders and analysis of content from major news outlets, the authors illustrate the media’s unilateral surrender to White House spin whenever oppositional voices elsewhere in government fall silent.  Contrasting these grave failures with the refreshingly critical reporting on Hurricane Katrina—a rare event that caught officials off guard, enabling journalists to enter a no-spin zone—When the Press Fails concludes by proposing new practices to reduce reporters’ dependence on power.
 
“The hand-in-glove relationship of the U.S. media with the White House is mercilessly exposed in this determined and disheartening study that repeatedly reveals how the press has toed the official line at those moments when its independence was most needed.”—George Pendle, Financial Times
 
“Bennett, Lawrence, and Livingston are indisputably right about the news media’s dereliction in covering the administration’s campaign to take the nation to war against Iraq.”—Don Wycliff, Chicago Tribune
 
“[This] analysis of the weaknesses of Washington journalism deserves close attention.”—Russell Baker, New York Review of Books


Editions
Hardcover
from Univ of Chicago Pr (May 15, 2007)
9780226042848 | details & prices | 263 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.80 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $25.00
About: A sobering look at the intimate relationship between political power and the news media is presented in this examination that is both an indictment of official spin and an urgent call to action to reduce reporters' dependence on power.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780226042855
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (September 15, 2008)
9780226042855 | details & prices | 263 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.68 lbs | List price $15.00
About: A sobering look at the intimate relationship between political power and the news media, When the Press Fails argues the dependence of reporters on official sources disastrously thwarts coverage of dissenting voices from outside the Beltway.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.