Political Books Doing the Job of Congressional Oversight?
Publishers’ Weekly has an article about how the publishing industry is releasing more political books such as the Scott McLellan, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception, and the Douglas Feith, War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism, which purport to tell the real truth behind the government’s actions toward the war. The thrust of the article is that publishing industry is taking up where congressional oversight and the standard press has failed the public. The thought that occurred to me when I read this article was how important it was for publishers to stay autonomous which is why any movement toward ad supported non-fiction or fiction could be dangerous.
Via Publishers’ Weekly.