When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina

Author
Doris A. Graber
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
123
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Spring 2008
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
The analysis presented in this challenging book is based on the premise that a free press in a democratic society must “raise timely questions about debatable government policies” and must “report challenges to those policies when they fail” (p. x). Judged by these standards, as the authors apply them, the American press has failed repeatedly in major and tragic ways during the George W. Bush presidency.
Political Geography
Iraq