Part One: Telling Lies. 1. How Journalists Got the Idea. 2. Journalism from Afar. 3. A Woman Who Never Was. 4. Lies against the British. 5. Lies against Americans. 6. The Boss. 7. The Epoch of the Hoax. 8. Furnishing a War. 9. L'Affaire. 10. Speeding Up a War. Part Two Hiding the Truth. 11. Their Man in Moscow. 12. Sins of Omission. 13. The Same Team. 14. Rejecting the Faith. 15. Janet's World. 16. What a Picture Is Worth. 17. The Most Hated Man in American Newsrooms. 18. What Haste Makes. Epilogue: A Few Final Mistakes. A Note to Readers. Acknowledgments. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
Eric Burns is the former host of Fox News's acclaimed Fox News Watch and a veteran of NBC Nightly News and Today . Burns has written on matters of media and popular culture for such magazines as Reader's Digest , the Weekly Standard , Spy , TV Guide , and Family Circle , in addition to such newspapers as the New York Post and the Los Angeles Times , as well as the Huffington Post . His social histories The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol and The Smoke of the Gods: A Social History of Tobacco each won the highest award given in its category by the American Library Association.