The Drudge Revolution: The Untold Story of How Talk Radio, Fox News, and a Gift Shop Clerk with an Internet Connection Took Down the Mainstream Media

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“Matthew Lysiak’s The Drudge Revolution tells the story of unorthodox media mogul, Matthew Drudge, and gives an intriguing history of the press in the United States. Lysiak’s style is fast-paced and never dry as he delves into the Drudge himself, framing him as a unique individual whose rise to fame lines up with recent changes in American mainstream media. Beginning with his early life, the story follows Drudge through his coverage of the Lewinsky Scandal, up to his involvement in Trump’s election.

This book’s strength lies in its balance between Drudge’s biography and the larger narrative of US media regulation, censorship, and the debate over freedom of the press.

Lyisak manages to give a relatively unbiased look at a controversial, and politically charged subject and figure, both of which have increasingly been at the center of public debate. The debate: what is the responsibility of the media to deliver truth and how do we get the most objective truth without preventing the possibility of multiple political and social narratives? The answer to the question is complex, and this book does not shy away from that complexity nor does it make an attempt at any definitive solution. Instead, it presents the facts and allows the reader to come to their own conclusion.

In a time when the U.S.’s political climate is so polarized, this book will give readers a different lens through which to examine power, the nature of truth, the owning of narratives, and politics in the US today.”


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Author Matthew Lysiak
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 230 pages
Publisher BenBella Books
Publish Date 2020-05-26
ISBN 9781948836968
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Issue July 2020
Category Current Events & Politics
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