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The Resource The greatest story ever sold : the decline and fall of truth from 9/11 to Katrina, Frank Rich

The greatest story ever sold : the decline and fall of truth from 9/11 to Katrina, Frank Rich

Label
The greatest story ever sold : the decline and fall of truth from 9/11 to Katrina
Title
The greatest story ever sold
Title remainder
the decline and fall of truth from 9/11 to Katrina
Statement of responsibility
Frank Rich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When American was attacked on 9/11, its citizens almost unanimously rallied behind its new, untested president as he went to war. What they didn't know at the time was that the Bush administration's highest priority would be not to vanquish Al Qaeda but to consolidate its own power at any cost. It was a mission that could be accomplished only by a propaganda presidency in which reality was steadily replaced by a scenario of the White House's own invention - and such was that scenario's devious brilliance that it fashioned a second war against an enemy who did not attack America on 9/11, intimidated the Democrats into incoherence and impotence, and turned a presidential election into an irrelevant referendum on macho imagery, Vietnam, and "moral values."" "New York Times columnist Frank Rich delivers a step-by-step chronicle of how skillfully the White House built its house of cards, and how the institutions that should have exposed these fictions, the mainstream news media, were too often left powerless by the administration's relentless attack machine, their own post-9/11 timidity, and an unending parade of self-inflicted scandals (typified by those at The New York Times)."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rich, Frank.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Deception
  • Spin doctors
  • Public relations and politics
  • Propaganda, American
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • United States
  • United States
  • Bush, George W.
  • Bush, George W.
Label
The greatest story ever sold : the decline and fall of truth from 9/11 to Katrina, Frank Rich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
982006050309
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
341 p.
Isbn
9781594200984
Lccn
2006050309
Label
The greatest story ever sold : the decline and fall of truth from 9/11 to Katrina, Frank Rich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
982006050309
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
341 p.
Isbn
9781594200984
Lccn
2006050309

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