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This review is from: Attack the Messenger: How Politicians Turn You Against the Media (American Political Challenges) (Paperback)
Craig Crawford is a political commentator who appears regularly on MSNBC and other news shows, he is also a fine and reliable writer at Congressional Quarterly. Having been involved in politics for over 30 years, Crawford provides good analysis in any venue.
"Attack the Messenger" is a witty and quick read which fully explains how politicians of all varieties use the media to their own advantage to promote their own interests and agendas, and then just as quickly turn on it to lay blame for their own faults. Have a scandal? How about holding a press conference in front of a mob of supporters who are willing to boo reporters who ask hard questions? Have you done something hypocritical? Don't worry, the public won't figure it out if you can convince them that the press is out to get you. Crawford presents evidence and numerous stories of politicians who have employed these tricks to twist and manipulate the truth to their favor.
The only real criticism I have of the book is that it could have been longer, but I did enjoy reading it.