The campaign is trying to change, but striking the right balance with the press is proving difficult.
However much Washington and the media tells itself that it's doing something improper and shameful, though, there is little
Leibovich's This Town: The Tittle-Tattle Flibbertigibbet Musing of a Fashionisto Political Reporter in the Washington Beltway
If the scandalmongering of today's political events makes us yearn for The West Wing to the extent that the simulacrum becomes our perceived reality, then, This Town stokes like "Big Blue" crystal meth.
K Street and the Kremlin aren't invading our nation's capital. Rather, a pretty small city is being overrun by more than 600,000 people who dream of the White House.
Sadly, the book confirms our worst suspicions of how our nation's capital works -- or rather, doesn't. It also reflects a news media failing in its watchdog function. Still, there is hope beyond the book's negative portrait, about which, more later.
As was said of Philadelphia's founding Quakers, many may have come to Washington to do good but did well. Very well indeed. Yet with many of them, Leibovich claims, it comes "with a desperation that, to me, is the most compelling part of the Washington story, whether now or before: it is a spinning stew of human need."
Listen, I know this Mark guy seems to be gifted at peering into the souls of others --- even better than Bush gazing into Putin, but this book serves no useful purpose. It is cynical and mean.
Maybe the deal signifies something much simpler and more hopeful for the state of American journalism: Perhaps Bezos thinks he can make money by producing and distributing consequential work.
While claiming to keep his "private conversations" with people private, he did admit, "I always keep my repertorial hat on
“Most journalists know where to draw the line,” adds [Sally] Quinn.” It’s no wonder that many years later, the Washington
Times correspondent Jodi Kantor, and her much-discussed 2012 book “The Obamas,” is mentioned only twice; same for Times deputy
Go ahead and drop that nuke, Harry! Start approving President Obama's nominees, as the Constitution says you are supposed to. Republicans will be Republicans no matter what you do, and you've already been suckered twice by "handshake agreements" that they won't.
Which is exactly what you did, David M. Shribman, in the opening paragraph of your review of Mark Leibovich's book "This
Washington Post Provides 'Unauthorized Index' Of Mark Leibovich's Book For All Of Washington's Terrible People
But reporter Mark Leibovich, very slyly, opted to not provide an index for his book This Town. Apparently, the book features