By Joseph R. Hayden

The finish of the Nineties observed expanding feedback of the media's therapy of the scandals in Washington. Critics complained that reporters both had no longer coated the political drawback good, they had bungled it, or they had easily blown it out of percentage. a few went as far as to name the placement Pressgate. As Hayden issues out, even though, the bigger query remained: What was once Clinton's total dating with the media?

Hayden examines presidential-press relationships within the Nineteen Nineties, focusing first at the 1992 crusade, then on concerns and occasions over Clinton's phrases. He analyzes the click reaction to the courses of the Clinton period in addition to the scandals, the jobs of experts like James Carville, the effectiveness of assorted press secretaries, and using pollsters like Dick Morris. He additionally examines the destiny of the 1st modification within the Nineties and the way Clinton answered to freedom of expression issues. This research could be of curiosity to media experts in addition to most people fascinated with modern Washington politics and journalism.

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