The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina

Rich, Frank
Publisher:  Penguin Press
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8111

New York Times reporter Frank Rich has written a harshly critical book that looks at the Bush administrations' use of PR to justify it's political machinations. At the core is the history of the spins and fictions since 9/11. He relates the secret government propaganda-the payola to working journalists, the slipping of fake video news releases to local TV stations, the scare tactics of Condaleeza Rice. He uses the lens of popular culture from "24" to "United 93" to explain a political culture dominated by theatricality and spectacle.