The Corruption of the Would-Be First Estate

May 1992
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May1992, Issue 23, p15
Deals with the structure of the U.S. government. Branches of the government; Significance of the power of the press to the checks and balances system; Impact of the claims of molestation published in the journal "Seattle Times" on the public life of Senator Brock Adams.


Related Articles

  • FOR THE RECORD.  // National Review;4/13/1992, Vol. 44 Issue 7, p8 

    The article comments on various issues related to politics in the U.S. as of April 1992. U.S. author Pat Buchanan. U.S. author Pat Buchanan's criticism of U.S. President George Bush for breaking no-new-taxes promise has resonated in every primary. The decision of U.S. Democratic Senator Brock...

  • The Senator, the sex stories. King, P.; Clift, E. // Newsweek;3/16/1992, Vol. 119 Issue 11, p64 

    Covers the charges of sexual misconduct that have been brought against U.S. Senator Brock Adams. Explores charges brought by various people against the senator; Overview of Adams career; Considers what Adams' political and personal options are at this point.

  • The Real Price Of Propaganda. Alter, Jonathan // Bulletin with Newsweek;12/13/2005, Vol. 123 Issue 6500, p53 

    The article reports on the United States government policy to insist U.S. troops in Iraq to write positive articles about Iraq. The government hires Washington-based contractors to translate the articles into Arabic, and then secretly plants them in the Iraqi press with bribes. According to Mary...

  • Writing for the Record.  // Columbia Journalism Review;Mar/Apr1976, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p8 

    This article comments on the reluctance of newspapers to publish articles on the secret activities of the U.S. government. Author John Marks tried to break the story of the secret U.S. intervention in Angola in November 1975. Marks, an associate of the Center for National Security Studies, said...

  • Statehouse coverage: lobbyists outlast journalists. Whitehead Jr., Ralph; Ziff, Howard M. // Columbia Journalism Review;Jan/Feb1974, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p11 

    This article deals with aspects of covering a legislative session at statehouses in the U.S. Statehouse coverage--especially coverage of the state legislature--conveys a mixture of the old folklore and the new realities. The obstacles to better statehouse coverage are many and complex. Some are...

  • NEWS UNWORTHY. Walzer, Michael // New Republic;09/28/98, Vol. 219 Issue 13, p10 

    Comments on the news coverage of U.S. politics in the late 1990s. Description of the media treatment of political disagreements and conflicts; Political issues that are ideal to feature in news; Public response to politics in the news.

  • Tocqueville, Garrison and the Perfection of Journalism. Nord, David Paul // Journalism History;Summer86, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p56 

    The article explores Alexis de Tocqueville's vision of a newspaper system in a democratic society in the U.S. during the 1830s and how this vision was incorporated in William Lloyd Garrison's abolitionist newspaper "The Liberator." It notes that "The Liberator" was determined to be a good...

  • Buckrakers Anonymous. Kondrack, Morton M. // New Republic;1/9/89-1/16/89, Vol. 200 Issue 2/3, p42 

    Presents issues related to the venture of the press in the political activities of the government in the U.S. Instances when the U.S. press acted purist and arrogant to the activities of some political figures of the country; Citation of lapses in the overall work of the press; Context of the...

  • Unilateral cease-fire.  // Columbia Journalism Review;Nov/Dec1972, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p2 

    This article comments on the view of a U.S. Vice President stating that the press and government should coexist with respect to each other and maintain a relationship that is vital to the maintenance and preservation of a free society. The Vice President expressed his view at the Republican...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics