Truth - The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power-logo

Truth - The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power

Mary Mapes

Previously published as Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power. A riveting play-by-play of a reporter getting and defending a story that recalls All the President's Men, Truth puts readers in the center of the "60 Minutes II" story on George W. Bush's shirking of his National Guard duty. The firestorm that followed that broadcast--a conflagration that was carefully sparked by the right and fanned by bloggers--trashed Mapes' well-respected twenty-five year producing career, caused newsman Dan Rather to resign from his anchor chair early and led to an unprecedented "internal inquiry" into the story...chaired by former Reagan attorney general Richard Thornburgh. Truth examines Bush's political roots as governor of Texas, delves into what is known about his National Guard duty-or lack of service-and sheds light on the solidity of the documents that backed up the National Guard story, even including images of the actual documents in an appendix to the book. It is peopled with a colorful cast of characters-from Karl Rove to Sumner Redstone-and moves from small-town Texas to Black Rock-CBS corporate headquarters-in New York City. Truth connects the dots between a corporation under fire from the federal government and the decision about what kinds of stories a news network may cover. It draws a line from reporting in the trenches to the gutting of the great American tradition of a independent media and asks whether it's possible to break important stories on a powerful sitting president. A riveting play-by-play of a reporter getting and defending a story that recalls All the President's Men, Truthputs readers in the center of the "60 Minutes II" story on George W. Bush's shirking of his National Guard duty. The firestorm that followed that broadcast--a conflagration that was carefully sparked by the right and fanned by bloggers--trashed Mapes' well-respected twenty-five year producing career, caused newsman Dan Rather to resign from his anchor chair early and led to an unprecedented "int

Previously published as Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power. A riveting play-by-play of a reporter getting and defending a story that recalls All the President's Men, Truth puts readers in the center of the "60 Minutes II" story on George W. Bush's shirking of his National Guard duty. The firestorm that followed that broadcast--a conflagration that was carefully sparked by the right and fanned by bloggers--trashed Mapes' well-respected twenty-five year producing career, caused newsman Dan Rather to resign from his anchor chair early and led to an unprecedented "internal inquiry" into the story...chaired by former Reagan attorney general Richard Thornburgh. Truth examines Bush's political roots as governor of Texas, delves into what is known about his National Guard duty-or lack of service-and sheds light on the solidity of the documents that backed up the National Guard story, even including images of the actual documents in an appendix to the book. It is peopled with a colorful cast of characters-from Karl Rove to Sumner Redstone-and moves from small-town Texas to Black Rock-CBS corporate headquarters-in New York City. Truth connects the dots between a corporation under fire from the federal government and the decision about what kinds of stories a news network may cover. It draws a line from reporting in the trenches to the gutting of the great American tradition of a independent media and asks whether it's possible to break important stories on a powerful sitting president. A riveting play-by-play of a reporter getting and defending a story that recalls All the President's Men, Truthputs readers in the center of the "60 Minutes II" story on George W. Bush's shirking of his National Guard duty. The firestorm that followed that broadcast--a conflagration that was carefully sparked by the right and fanned by bloggers--trashed Mapes' well-respected twenty-five year producing career, caused newsman Dan Rather to resign from his anchor chair early and led to an unprecedented "int
More Information

Description:

Previously published as Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power. A riveting play-by-play of a reporter getting and defending a story that recalls All the President's Men, Truth puts readers in the center of the "60 Minutes II" story on George W. Bush's shirking of his National Guard duty. The firestorm that followed that broadcast--a conflagration that was carefully sparked by the right and fanned by bloggers--trashed Mapes' well-respected twenty-five year producing career, caused newsman Dan Rather to resign from his anchor chair early and led to an unprecedented "internal inquiry" into the story...chaired by former Reagan attorney general Richard Thornburgh. Truth examines Bush's political roots as governor of Texas, delves into what is known about his National Guard duty-or lack of service-and sheds light on the solidity of the documents that backed up the National Guard story, even including images of the actual documents in an appendix to the book. It is peopled with a colorful cast of characters-from Karl Rove to Sumner Redstone-and moves from small-town Texas to Black Rock-CBS corporate headquarters-in New York City. Truth connects the dots between a corporation under fire from the federal government and the decision about what kinds of stories a news network may cover. It draws a line from reporting in the trenches to the gutting of the great American tradition of a independent media and asks whether it's possible to break important stories on a powerful sitting president. A riveting play-by-play of a reporter getting and defending a story that recalls All the President's Men, Truthputs readers in the center of the "60 Minutes II" story on George W. Bush's shirking of his National Guard duty. The firestorm that followed that broadcast--a conflagration that was carefully sparked by the right and fanned by bloggers--trashed Mapes' well-respected twenty-five year producing career, caused newsman Dan Rather to resign from his anchor chair early and led to an unprecedented "int

Language:

English

Length:

5h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:50