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All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid

Author: Bai, Matt

Publisher: Knopf


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All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid : <b><br /> Yahoo's&nbsp;national political columnist and the former chief political correspondent for&nbsp;<i>The New York Times Magazine</i>&nbsp;brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and looks at how it changed forever the intersection of American media and politics.<br /></b><br /> In 1987, Gary Hart - articulate, dashing, refreshingly progressive - seemed a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination for president and led George H. W. Bush comfortably in the polls. And then: rumors of marital infidelity, an indelible photo of Hart and a model snapped near a fatefully named yacht (<i>Monkey Business</i>), and it all came crashing down in a blaze of flashbulbs, the birth of 24-hour news cycles, tabloid speculation, and late-night farce. Matt Bai shows how the Hart affair marked a crucial turning point in the ethos of political media - and, by extension, politics itself - when candidates' "character" began to draw more fixation than their political experience. Bai offers a poignant, highly original, and news-making reappraisal of Hart's fall from grace (and overlooked political legacy) as he makes the compelling case that this was the moment when the paradigm shifted - private lives became public, news became entertainment, and politics became the stuff of Page Six.

Category   Subject
Language Arts & Disciplines   Journalism
Political Science   Political Process
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9780307273383
ISBN 10:0307273385
Size:9.65" l x 6.61" w x 1.22" h
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