Don't Shoot the Messenger by Bruce Sanford
How our Growing Hatred of the Media Threatens Free Speech for All of Us

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Selected by Brill's Content as one of its 16 all-time media classics, this lively and richly storied work documents the dangerous consequences of the disintegration of trust between the public and the news media. In a masterful twenty-year retrospective, First Amendment attorney Bruce Sanford explores the root causes of our growing hostility toward the media and warns that we are killing one of our most treasured natural resources -- the Fourth Estate.
 

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Bruce W. Sanford, a partner with the law firm of Baker & Hostetler, is described by the American Journalism Review as one of the most accomplished press lawyers in the nation. The National Law Journal lists him as one of the one hundred most influential lawyers in America. The Washingtonian's 1997 article on "The 50 Best Lawyers in Washington" said he was "without peer" in First Amendment law. The father of three children, he lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Marilou.
 
Published August 9, 1999 by Free Press. 272 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Sanford assumes the burden of defending the media in this passionate but unfocused analysis of journalism and its discontents.

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