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The Resource Enemy of the people : Trump's war on the press, the new McCarthyism, and the threat to American democracy, Marvin Kalb

Enemy of the people : Trump's war on the press, the new McCarthyism, and the threat to American democracy, Marvin Kalb

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Enemy of the people : Trump's war on the press, the new McCarthyism, and the threat to American democracy
Title
Enemy of the people
Title remainder
Trump's war on the press, the new McCarthyism, and the threat to American democracy
Statement of responsibility
Marvin Kalb
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Language
eng
Summary
Shortly after assuming office in January 2017, President Donald Trump accused the press of being an "enemy of the American people." Attacks on the media had been a hallmark of Trump's presidential campaign, but this charge marked a dramatic turning point: language like this ventured into dangerous territory. Twentieth-century dictators--notably, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao--had all denounced their critics, especially the press, as "enemies of the people." Their goal was to delegitimize the work of the press as "fake news" and create confusion in the public mind about what's real and what isn't; what can be trusted and what can't be. That, it seems, is also Trump's goal. In Enemy of the People, Marvin Kalb, an award-winning American journalist with more than six decades of experience both as a journalist and media observer, writes with passion about why we should fear for the future of American democracy because of the unrelenting attacks by the Trump administration on the press. As his new book shows, the press has been a bulwark in the defense of democracy. Kalb writes about Edward R. Murrow's courageous reporting on Senator Joseph McCarthy's "red scare" theatrics in the early 1950s, which led to McCarthy's demise. He reminds us of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's reporting in the early 1970s that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation. Today, because of revolutionary changes in journalism, no Murrow is ready at the battlements. Journalism has been severely weakened. Yet, without a virile, strong press, democracy is in peril. Kalb's book is a frightening indictment of President Trump's efforts to delegitimize the American press--and put the future of our democracy in question
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YDX
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Kalb, Marvin L
Dewey number
973.933/092/Kalb
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index present
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LC call number
PN4738
LC item number
.K25 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Trump, Donald
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • Freedom of the press
  • Press and politics
  • Fake news
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Enemy of the people : Trump's war on the press, the new McCarthyism, and the threat to American democracy, Marvin Kalb
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Crossing a flashing red line -- From Nero to Trump -- "The appalling becomes excusable" -- The comparison is unmistakable -- "He had a certain raw wit and charm" -- Ike vs. McCarthy -- Senator, meet Edward R. Murrow -- From the war in Europe to the war in America -- "Otherwise, it is not America" -- A free press, now more than ever
Control code
sky294124256
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiv, 174 pages
Isbn
9780815735304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Enemy of the people : Trump's war on the press, the new McCarthyism, and the threat to American democracy, Marvin Kalb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Crossing a flashing red line -- From Nero to Trump -- "The appalling becomes excusable" -- The comparison is unmistakable -- "He had a certain raw wit and charm" -- Ike vs. McCarthy -- Senator, meet Edward R. Murrow -- From the war in Europe to the war in America -- "Otherwise, it is not America" -- A free press, now more than ever
Control code
sky294124256
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiv, 174 pages
Isbn
9780815735304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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