Getting It Wrong

W. Joseph Campbell debunks ten prominent media-driven myths by the news media: such as the notion that the Washington Post’s reporting on the Watergate scandal brought down Richard Nixon, or that William Randolph Hearst vowed to “furnish the war” in the 1898 conflict with Spain. In Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in Journalism, he explores these and other cases that feed stereotypes, deflect blame, and overstate the power and influence of the news media.