The Deal From Hell

The Deal From Hell

How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers

eBook - 2011
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Presents a behind-the-scenes look at how the Tribune Company went from having the most powerful collection of newspapers in the world in 2000 to bankruptcy and public scandal after executives and editors made a series of flawed decisions.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, Ă2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781586488659
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 395 pages)


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Jan 02, 2014

(FYI: A reader would be better served reading Nick Schou's "Kill the Messenger" and "Into the Buzzsaw" then this book.) This author comes across as an honorable individual, giving us a modern historical account of leading to the demise or curtailment of their newspapers. But digging deeper, we observe that Judy Miller, when exposed at the NY Times for planted stories from Dick Cheney, ends up in a well-paying position at the Manhattan Institute, just as Tucker Carlton, who bombed on his radio-talk show, ends up as a paid fellow at the Cato Institute, just as the FBI liaison to the Warren Commission, ended up with a high-paying presidency of the Hoover Institute. A pattern in the media, and throughout the politico-government reportage scene, across many decades, points to a more insidious underlying agenda. (Add to that the number of times Leslie Stahl, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Bill Moyers, and the other top names are observed dining and partying at those international financial forums; and lest we forget, Charlie Rose and his long time membership on David Rockefeller's Trilateral Commission?) And lest anyone forget, it was the passage of the "Telecommunications Act of 1996" signed into law by President Bill Clinton, which allowed this to happen (what the author is writing of) along with the reconstitution of a bigger and more powerful AT&T!

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