Getting It Wrong

Getting It Wrong

Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism

Book - 2010
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Did the Washington Post bring down Richard Nixon by reporting on the Watergate scandal? Did a cryptic remark by Walter Cronkite effectively end the Vietnam War? Did William Randolph Hearst vow to "furnish the war" in the 1898 conflict with Spain? In Getting It Wrong , W. Joseph Campbell addresses and dismantles these and other prominent media-driven myths--stories about or by the news media that are widely believed but which, on close examination, prove apocryphal. In a fascinating exploration of these and other cases--including the supposedly outstanding coverage of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina--Campbell describes how myths like these can feed stereotypes, deflect blame from policymakers, and overstate the power and influence of the news media.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9780520262096
Branch Call Number: 071.30904 CAMPB
Characteristics: xiii, 269 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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