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