- Hoovers FBI and the Fourth Estate
- Matthew Cecil
- 15 January 2018
review Hoovers FBI and the Fourth Estate
Free read Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Matthew Cecil Matthew Cecil ï 0 characters Hoovers FBI and the Fourth Estate characters á 0 Over was able to create a benign even heroic counter narrative thanks in part to his friends in newsrooms Matthew Cecil's own prodigious investigation through hundreds of thousands of pages from FBI files reveals the lengths to which Hoover and his lackeys went to use the press to hoodwink the American people Even sobering is how much help he got from so many in the pressConservative journalists like broadcaster Fulton Lewis Jr and columnist George Sokolsky positioned themselves as objective defenders of Hoover's FBI and were rewarded with access friendship and other favors Some of Hoover's friends even became adjunct FBI agents designated as Special Service Contacts who discreetly gathered information for the Bureau Enemies on the other hand were closely monitored and subjected to.Free read Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Matthew Cecil
Free read Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Matthew Cecil Matthew Cecil ï 0 characters Hoovers FBI and the Fourth Estate characters á 0 The Federal Bureau of Investigation was an agency devoted to American ideals professionalism and scientific methods directed by a sage and selfless leader and anyone who said otherwise was a no good subversive bent on discrediting the American way of life That was the official story and how J Edgar Hoover made it stick running roughshod over those same American ideals is the story this book tells in full for the first timeFrom Hoover's first tentative media contacts in the 1930s to the Bureau's eponymous television series in the 1960s and 1970s FBI officials labored mightily to control the Bureau's image efforts that put them not so suarely at the forefront of the emerging field of public relations In the face of any journalistic challenges to the FBI's legitimacy and operations Ho.
Matthew Cecil ï 0 characters
Free read Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Matthew Cecil Matthew Cecil ï 0 characters Hoovers FBI and the Fourth Estate characters á 0 Operations that disrupted their work or even undermined and ended their careers Noted journalists like I F Stone George Seldes James A Wechsler and many others found themselves the subjects of FBI investigations and occasionally named on the Bureau's custodial detention index targeted for arrest in the case of a national emergencyWith experience as a political reporter a press secretary and a scholar and professor of journalism and public relations Matthew Cecil is uniuely ualified to conduct us through the maze of political intrigue and influence peddling that mark and often mask the history of the FBI His work serves as a cautionary tale about how manipulative government agents and compliant journalists can undermine the very institutions and ideals they are tasked with protecti.