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Well-known media analyst Eric Burns looks at how journalists have misreported history in this follow-up to his critically acclaimed book "Infamous Scribblers". In "Infamous Scribblers", Eric Burns revealed how early American journalists represented and misrepresented the events and leaders of the day in coverage that was partisan, fabricated, scandalous, and sensationalistic, and sometimes stirring, brilliant, and indispensable. Now he puts the media under the microscope again, from Ben Franklin and Sam Adams through Mark Twain, William Randolph Hearst, H. L. Mencken, and Walter Duranty (arguably the most unethical journalist to win a Pulitzer) to the modern day. He shows how the media got history wrong and how those mistakes have been magnified and distorted over time, changing our view and understanding of the past. Eric Burns (New York, NY), a media critic and journalist, is the former host of Fox News' acclaimed "Fox News Watch" and a veteran of NBC Nightly News, Today, and Entertainment Tonight. He has written on media and popular culture for the "New York Post", the "Los Angeles Times", "Reader's Digest", the "Weekly Standard", "Family Circle", and other publications. His books include "Infamous Scribblers" (978-1-58648-334-0) and "Virtue", Valor, and Vanity" (978-1-55970-858-6).
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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.

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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.

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