TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
A deeply destructive episode: Stop the presses! We have posted Chapter 6 at our companion site, How He Got There.
It describes a deeply destructive journalistic episode from the recent past. To peruse Chapter 6, just click here.
How He Got There describes the press coverage of Campaign 2000. Chapter 6 describes events from that campaign’s pivotal month—December 1999.
What happened in December 1999? In that month, a punishing narrative locked into place, defining Candidate Gore as a LIAR.
The mainstream press corps drove several major narratives during its twenty-month war against Gore. But the GORE LIAR theme was the most destructive. In that month, it locked into place, never to be dislodged.
Over the next few days, we’ll provide some background about the events described in that chapter. We’ll also continue to work on some parts of this chapter. This story is quite hard to tell.
For today, we’ll only say this:
The misquotations of Gore were endless that month. For that reason, the chapter is long.