Truth in Our Times

Truth in Our Times

Inside the Fight to Save Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts

Book - 2019 | First edition.
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In October 2016, when Donald Trump's lawyer demanded that The New York Times retract an article focused on two women that accused Trump of touching them inappropriately, David McCraw's scathing letter of refusal went viral and he became a hero of press freedom everywhere. But as you'll see in Truth in Our Times, for the top newsroom lawyer at the paper of record, it was just another day at the office.McCraw has worked at the Times since 2002, leading the paper's fight for freedom of information, defending it against libel suits, and providing legal counsel to the reporters breaking the biggest stories of the year. In short: if you've read a controversial story in the paper since the Bush administration, it went across his desk first. From Chelsea Manning's leaks to Trump's tax returns, McCraw is at the center of the paper's decisions about what news is fit to print.In Truth in Our Times, McCraw recounts the hard legal decisions behind the most impactful stories of the last decade with candor and style. The book is simultaneously a rare peek behind the curtain of the celebrated organization, a love letter to freedom of the press, and a decisive rebuttal of Trump's fake news slur through a series of hard cases. It is an absolute must-have for any dedicated reader of The New York Times.
Publisher: New York, NY : All Points Books, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250184429
1250184428
Branch Call Number: 342.73085 MCC
Characteristics: xi, 288 pages

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May 09, 2019

further reading:
“Banana Republicans : How the Right Wing is Turning America into a One-Party State”
Sheldon Rampton 1957- and John Stauber 1953-
Tarcher 2004, ISBN-10: 1585423424, ISBN-13: 978-1585423422
and,
“Big Lies : The Right-wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth”
Joe Conason
Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press 2003
ISBN: 9780312315603, 0312315600
and,
“Bloodthirsty Bitches and Pious Pimps of Power The Rise and Risks of the New Conservative Hate Culture”
Gerry Spence
St. Martin's Griffin 1st edition, 2007, pbk, 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0312373902, ISBN-13: 978-0312373900
and,
“Democracy and Its Crisis”
A.C. Grayling 1949-
Oneworld Publications 2017, hc, 192 pages
ISBN-10: 1786072890, ISBN-13: 978-1786072894
Anthony Clifford Grayling CBE, 1949-
and,
“Digital Demagogue : Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter”
Christian Fuchs
Pluto Press 2018, ISBN: ISBN-10: 0745337961, ISBN-13: 978-0745337968
and,
“Enemies of Freedom : Understanding Right-Wing Authoritarianism”
Robert Anthony “Bob” Altemeyer 1940-
Jossey Bass Social and Behavioral Science Series
Jossey-Bass 1st edition 1988, hc, 378 pages
ISBN-10: 1555420974, ISBN-13: 978-1555420970
and,
“Democracy and Its Crisis”
A.C. Grayling 1949-
Oneworld Publications 2017, hc, 192 pages
ISBN-10: 1786072890, ISBN-13: 978-1786072894
Anthony Clifford Grayling CBE, 1949-
and,
“Digital Demagogue : Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter”
Christian Fuchs
Pluto Press 2018, ISBN: ISBN-10: 0745337961, ISBN-13: 978-0745337968
and,
“Enemies of Freedom : Understanding Right-Wing Authoritarianism”
Robert Anthony “Bob” Altemeyer 1940-
Jossey Bass Social and Behavioral Science Series
Jossey-Bass 1st edition 1988, hc, 378 pages
ISBN-10: 1555420974, ISBN-13: 978-1555420970
and,
“The Politics of Fear : How Republicans Use Money, Race, and the Media to Win”
Manuel G. Gonzales, Professor of History at Diablo Valley College
Paradigm Publishers, 1st edition, 2006, hc
ISBN-10: 1594512418, ISBN-13: 978-1594512414
Paradigm Publishers, 1st edition, 2006, pbk,
ISBN-10: 1594512426, ISBN-13: 978-1594512421
and,
“The Public in Peril : Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism”
Henry A. Giroux 1943-
Routledge 1st edition 2017, ISBN: ISBN-10: 9781138719033, ISBN-13: 978-1138719033
and,
“The Republican Noise Machine : Right-wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy”
David Brock
Crown 2004, hc, 432 pages
ISBN-10: 1400048753, ISBN-13: 978-1400048755
and,
“Trump and a Post-truth World”
Ken Wilber
Shambhala, 2017, pbk, 160 pages
ISBN: 9781611805611, 1611805619
and,
“Trump's Populist America”
Steven R. Rosefielde 1942-
World Scientific, 2017, ISBN: 9781944659486, 9781944659493
and,
“What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and The News “
Eric Alterman 1960-
ISBN: 0465001769, 0465001769
and,
“Why Irrational Politics Appeals : Understanding the Allure of Trump”
Mari Christine Fitzduff 1947-
Praeger 2017, ISBN: 9781440855146, 1440855145, 9781440855153

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