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All the truth is out : the week politics went tabloid

Author: Matt Bai
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The former chief political correspondent for The New York Times Magazine brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and looks at how it changed forever the intersection of American media and politics. In 1987, Gary Hart-articulate, dashing, refreshingly progressive-seemed a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination for president and led George H.W. Bush comfortably in the polls. And then: rumors of marital infidelity, an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bai, Matt.
All the truth is out.
(DLC) 2014001033
(OCoLC)884570716
Named Person: Gary Hart; Gary Hart
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Bai
ISBN: 9780385353120 038535312X
OCLC Number: 883297563
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface: What It Took --
Troublesome Gulch --
Tilting Toward Culture Death --
Out There --
Follow Me Around --
"I Do Not Think That's a Fair Question" --
All the Truth Is Out --
Exile --
A Lesser Land --
A Note on Sourcing --
About the Author.
Responsibility: Matt Bai.

Abstract:

The former chief political correspondent for The New York Times Magazine brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and looks at how it changed forever the intersection of American media and politics. In 1987, Gary Hart-articulate, dashing, refreshingly progressive-seemed a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination for president and led George H.W. Bush comfortably in the polls. And then: rumors of marital infidelity, an indelible photo of Hart and a model snapped near a fatefully named yacht (Monkey Business), and it all came crashing down in a blaze of flashbulbs, the birth of 24-hour news cycles, tabloid speculation, and late-night farce. Matt Bai shows how the Hart affair marked a crucial turning point in the ethos of political media-and, by extension, politics itself-when candidates' "character" began to draw more fixation than their political experience. Bai offers a poignant, highly original, and news-making reappraisal of Hart's fall from grace (and overlooked political legacy) as he makes the compelling case that this was the moment when the paradigm shifted-private lives became public, news became entertainment, and politics became the stuff of Page Six. From the Hardcover edition.

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