Sound and Fury: The Making of the Punditocracy
    • Sound & Fury: The Making of the Punditocracy (1992)

An examination of the increasing influence of journalistic pundits on the American political system offers an historical overview of punditry, from Walter Lippman to the pundits at work in the Bush era.

For this new edition, Eric Alterman has made revisions throughout the book, with new material on the impact of the O. J. Simpson trial and the rise of MSNBC as well as on the Clinton scandals, the media's obsession with Monica Lewinsky, and the resulting conflation of investigative reporting with gossip.

Praise for Sound and Fury:

"The best book yet on the insider culture of Washington." — Bill Moyers

    • Eric Alterman
    • Eric Alterman is an award-winning writer and professor. He writes a regular column for The Nation magazine and is a senior fellow at American Progress in Washington, D.C., where he writes and edits the “Think Again” column. Alterman is the author of eight books, including the bestselling What Liberal Media? The Truth...

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