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The Resource The presidents vs. the press : the endless battle between the White House and the media -- from the founding fathers to fake news, Harold Holzer

The presidents vs. the press : the endless battle between the White House and the media -- from the founding fathers to fake news, Harold Holzer

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The presidents vs. the press : the endless battle between the White House and the media -- from the founding fathers to fake news
Title
The presidents vs. the press
Title remainder
the endless battle between the White House and the media -- from the founding fathers to fake news
Statement of responsibility
Harold Holzer
Title variation
Presidents versus the press
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Language
eng
Summary
"An award-winning presidential historian offers an authoritative account of American presidents' attacks on our freedom of the press. "The FAKE NEWS media," Donald Trump has tweeted, "is not my enemy. It is the enemy of the American people." Never has our free press faced so great a threat. Yet the tension between presidents and journalists is as old as the republic itself. From George Washington to Trump, presidents have quarreled with, attacked, denigrated, and manipulated the fourth estate. Washington groused about his treatment in the newspapers, but his successor, John Adams, actually wielded his executive power to overturn press freedoms and prosecute critical reporters. Thomas Jefferson tapped a reporter to find dirt on his rival, Alexander Hamilton, only to have the reporter expose his own affair with his slave Sally Hemings. (Jefferson denied the reports out of hand-perhaps the first presidential cry of "fake news.") Andrew Jackson rewarded loyal newspapers with government contracts; Abraham Lincoln shuttered critical papers and imprisoned their editors without trial. FDR and JFK charmed journalists in order to protect their personal secrets, while Nixon cast the press as a public enemy for daring to investigate his own. In this remarkable new account, acclaimed scholar Harold Holzer guides readers through the clashes between chief executives and journalists, showing how these battles were waged and won, while girding us for a new fight to protect our nation's greatest institution: a free and functioning press"--
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Holzer, Harold
Dewey number
070.4/4935230973
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Presidents
  • Press and politics
  • Mass media
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The presidents vs. the press : the endless battle between the White House and the media -- from the founding fathers to fake news, Harold Holzer
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-540) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 554 pages
Isbn
9781524745264
Lccn
2020000679
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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illustrations (chiefly color)
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  • 2020000679
  • 696268
Label
The presidents vs. the press : the endless battle between the White House and the media -- from the founding fathers to fake news, Harold Holzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-540) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 554 pages
Isbn
9781524745264
Lccn
2020000679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 2020000679
  • 696268

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