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Howard Kurtz is the media reporter for The Washington Post, and also writes a weekly column for the newspaper and a daily blog for its website. He is also host of CNN's Reliable Sources, the longest-running media criticism show on television. His previous books include New York Times bestselling Spin Cycle: Inside the Clinton Propaganda Machine (1998) and The Fortune Tellers: Inside Wall Street's Game of Money, Media, and Manipulation (2000). His book Hot Air: All Talk All the Time (1996) was named by Business Week as one of the ten best business books of the year and Media Circus: The Trouble with America's Newspapers (1993) was chosen as the best recent book about the news media by American Journalism Review. Kurtz joined The Washington Post in 1981, and his work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Newsweek, New York, and other national magazines. He lives with his family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.


Keith Schneider Detroit Free Press In Spin Cycle, Kurtz has written another winner...[he] does a masterful job describing the relentless and unseemly jockeying for professional advancement and public attention by journalists, the president's handlers, and the president himself.
Mark Jurkowitz The Boston Globe In 300 nail-biting pages, Clinton's strategists and spinmasters are shown desperately scrambling and bailing to keep a torrent of scandals from sinking the battered ship of state....Spin Cycle provides an intimate view of the daily battles between the president and the media for control of the news.
Wendy Kaminer The New York Times Book Review Spin Cycle is a revealing, highly detailed insider account....[which] should dispel any lingering myths about a liberal mainstream press eager to promote the president.

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