Anatomy of a smear

Greenwald, John; Goodgame, Dan
October 1992
Time;10/19/1992, Vol. 140 Issue 16, p28
Recounts last week's red-baiting gambit from President George Bush that was launched by Robert Dornan, a right-wing Congressman who is co-chair of the Bush campaign in California. Bush's comments to CNN talk-show host Larry King marked the crescendo of a well-orchestrated campaign of rumors, leaks and innuendos. Reaction of the press; Reaction of his political advisers; Probability the ploy will backfire.


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