• Media Madness

  • Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth
  • By: Howard Kurtz
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-29-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (128 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

According to the media, Donald Trump could never become president. Now many are on a mission to prove he shouldn't be president. The Trump administration and the press are at war - and as in any war, the first casualty has been truth. Bestselling author Howard Kurtz, host of Fox News's Media Buzz and former Washington Post columnist, offers a stunning exposé of how supposedly objective journalists, alarmed by Trump's success, have moved into the opposing camp. Kurtz's exclusive, in-depth, behind-the-scenes interviews with reporters, anchors, and insiders within the Trump White House reveal the unprecedented hostility between the media and the president they cover.
In Media Madness, you'll learn:

Why White House strategist Steve Bannon told Trump he is in danger of being impeached

How the love-hate relationship between the president and Morning Joe hosts - Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski - turned entirely to hate

How Kellyanne Conway felt betrayed by journalists who befriended her - and how she fought back

How elite, mainstream news reporters - named and quoted - openly express their blatant contempt for Trump

How Bannon tried to block short-lived Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci - and why Trump soured on him

How Ivanka and Jared Kushner aren't the liberals the pundits want them to be - and why Trump tried to discourage them from joining the White House

Why Trump believes some journalists harbor hatred for him - and how some liberals despise his voters

How Trump is a far more pragmatic politician than the press often acknowledges (and how the press dismisses his flip-flops when he flops their way)

What Trump got wrong about Charlottesville - and how Steve Bannon predicted the debacle

How the media consistently overreached on the Russian "collusion" scandal

Why Trump actually likes journalists, secretly meets with them, and allows the press unprecedented access

Why Reince Priebus couldn't do his job - and the real reason he left the White House

How Sean Spicer privately berated journalists for bad reporting - and why he and Kellyanne Conway were relentlessly attacked by the media

Never before has there been such an eye-opening, shocking look at what the White House and the media think about each other. It's not pretty. But it also makes for the most important political book of the year.
©2018 Howard Kurtz (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
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5 out of 5 stars
By Miles Evalle on 02-01-18

Great insight

This is a great look into the personality of President Trump's WH, his uncontrollable stream of consciousness, and the medias obsession with opposing him at every opportunity.

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5 out of 5 stars
By JSR1972 on 01-30-18

The shameful state of "Journalism"

Sadly, this book is nonfiction. The book contains important, enlightening information albeit a bit depressing. The narrator is excellent.
I was pleased the author does all he can to keep his view that of observer of ALL aspects. Trump comes off as, well, Trump. His ill-advised comments aren't glossed. By the same standard the media comes off as unfair, vicious, and tribal.
For those who still put any trust in "our" mainstream media, this book presents much to consider. For those who don't, read/listen and be reaffirmed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By scott on 01-30-18

'Try again later' unquote

Pre ordered on amazon. Eagerly awaited day of release. Multiple attempts at downloading failed. Met with 'verifying account, try again later'. Later came and went, as did the day of release. Optimistic about the contents, but still unable to download. This current events book may be in the political history section by the time I receive it. I'm giving 5 stars up front to Howard. But zero stars to provider.
Update... It is now March. Despite daily efforts to listen on audible. Despite amazon insisting it's 'in my library', unable to retrieve book. Unable to even re-order book. What a a farce

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