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Author Acosta, Jim, author.

Title The enemy of the people : a dangerous time to tell the truth in America / Jim Acosta.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    323.445 ACO    Available
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  323.445 ACO    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Contents Prologue -- Empty frames -- The first lie -- The enemy -- Russia, if you're listening -- Spicy time -- The worst wing -- Charlottesville -- "We reap what we sow ..." -- Dictators over democracies -- Humbled in Helsinki -- The rallies -- Fear and losing -- A White House smear -- Revocation and redemption -- Epilogue: America, if you're listening.
Summary "Jim Acosta never wanted to be the story. A veteran reporter long known for asking tough, blunt questions, Acosta had survived the gauntlet of covering Trump's 2016 presidential campaign thinking that he'd seen it all. But as Trump prepared to take the oath of office, Acosta landed in unexpected territory: suddenly unwilling to tolerate Trump's relentless attacks on the press, as well as on his employer, CNN, he inadvertently found himself at the center of Trump's war on the media. What began in the weeks immediately before and after Trump took office escalated dramatically throughout Trump's first two years, as the consequences of confronting the Trump administration and the personal dangers for journalists who dared to challenge the administration grew more extreme every day. In [this book] Acosta tells, for the first time, the full story of his experience covering the Trump campaign and administration, offering an insider's account of how President Trump has used his war on the media to undermine the very fabric of our democracy. Going behind the scenes of the biggest stories and scandals of the Trump administration, Acosta traces the lies and digs beneath the spin to show the true cost of Trump's rhetoric, which has animated some of the darkest forces in American political life. Acosta also details what it's like to be the president's least favorite correspondent at CNN, and why, in the face of such historic attacks, he has pursued a controversial strategy of confrontation with the Trump administration, a strategy that has put him at greater professional and personal risks, while making him a target for the White House's revenge. Drawing on interviews, transcripts, skirmishes, and run-ins with some of the administration's most polarizing figures -- Sean Spicer, Jared Kushner, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, and Stephen Miller, to name a few -- the result is a disturbing and timely chronicle of the daily struggle to hold the Trump White House accountable for its words and actions." -- Dust jacket.
Subject Acosta, Jim.
Cable News Network.
Television journalists -- United States.
Freedom of the press -- United States.
Press and politics -- United States.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780062916129 (hardcover) $27.99
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