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By W. Joseph Campbell

Did the Washington Post carry down Richard Nixon via reporting at the Watergate scandal? Did a cryptic comment by means of Walter Cronkite successfully finish the Vietnam conflict? Did William Randolph Hearst vow to “furnish the conflict” within the 1898 clash with Spain? In Getting It Wrong, W. Joseph Campbell addresses and dismantles those and different famous media-driven myths—stories approximately or by way of the scoop media which are commonly believed yet which, on shut exam, turn out apocryphal. In a desirable exploration of those and different cases—including the supposedly amazing assurance of latest Orleans in the course of typhoon Katrina—Campbell describes how myths like those can feed stereotypes, deflect blame from policymakers, and overstate the facility and impression of the scoop media.

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60. Marder, “Wechsler, McCarthy Exchanges printed. ” sixty one. “Intimidation,” Washington submit (9 may possibly 1953): 10. sixty two. Wechsler, The Age of Suspicion, 304. sixty three. “Querulous Quaker,” Time (13 December 1948). sixty four. Douglas A. Anderson, A “Washington Merry-Go-Round” of Libel activities (Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1980), 1. sixty five. Townsend Hoopes and Douglas Brinkley, pushed Patriot: The existence and instances of James Forrestal (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1992), 433. sixty six. Quoted in Mark Feldstein, “Review: Peace, struggle, and Politics: An Eyewitness Account,” Washington per month (1 January 2000): forty eight. sixty seven. Arthur Herman, Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the lifestyles and Legacy of America’s; such a lot Hated Senator (New York: loose Press, 2000), 232. sixty eight. “Querulous Quaker. ” sixty nine. See Bayley, Joe McCarthy and the clicking, fifty seven. 70. Drew Pearson, typescript of “Drew Pearson at the Washington Merry-Go-Round” (18 February 1950), Drew Pearson papers, American college, Washington, DC. seventy one. Ibid. seventy two. Pearson, typescript of “Drew Pearson at the Washington Merry-Go-Round” (25 February 1950), Pearson papers, American college. seventy three. Drew Pearson, typescript of “Drew Pearson at the Washington Merry-Go-Round” (14 March 1950), Pearson papers, American college. seventy four. Ibid. seventy five. Drew Pearson, typescript of “Drew Pearson at the Washington Merry-Go-Round” (19 April 1950), Pearson papers, American collage. seventy six. Ibid. seventy seven. Tyler Abell, ed. , Drew Pearson Diaries: 1949-1959 (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1974), 121,122. See additionally Murrey Marder, “Pearson Says McCarthy Threatened to Maim Him,” Washington submit (5 October 1951): 18. seventy eight. Marder, “Pearson Says McCarthy Threatened to Maim Him. ” seventy nine. Mary Van Rensselaer Thayer, “The Sulgrave Outnumbers ‘400,’ ” Washington submit (13 February 1955): F1. eighty. “Battle of the Billygoats,” Time (25 December 1950), published at www. time. com/time/printout/0,8816,859062,oo. html. eighty one. Ibid. eighty two. “McCarthy Admits ‘Slapping,’ yet no longer ‘Punching’ Pearson,” Washington submit (6 October 1951): nine. eighty three. “Battle of the Billygoats. ” eighty four. “McCarthy Prepares to assault Pearson by way of phrases, now not Deeds,” Washington night big name (15 December 1950): A19. eighty five. “McCarthy Ascribes purple ‘Voice’ to Pearson, Who might Sue,” Washington submit (16 December 1950): 1, eleven. 86. “McCarthy Ascribes pink ‘Voice’ to Pearson. ” 87. “Radio Sponsor Plans to Drop Drew Pearson,” Chicago Tribune (23 December 1950): C4. See additionally “Adam Hat Explains shedding Pearson,” manhattan instances (31 December 1950): 27. the days account quoted the Adam Hat president, Charles V. Molesworth, as announcing the company’s selection “not to proceed with community radio” ads were made in might 1950. Pearson, the authentic acknowledged, was once officially notified in mid-November 1950. 88. “McCarthyism turns into a Menace,” Washington publish (3 March 1951): B13. That installment of the Merry-Go-Round column used to be written by means of Pearson’s employees. The columnist used to be touring in Europe. 89. “McCarthy, Times-Herald, 9 Others Sued by means of Drew Pearson,” Washington publish (3 March 1951): 1. ninety. Marder, “Pearson Says McCarthy Threatened to Maim Him. ” ninety one.

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