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Attack poodles, and other media mutants

the looting of the news in a time of terror

by James Wolcott

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Published by Miramax Books in [New York] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Television journalists -- United States -- Anecdotes,
    • Conservatism -- United States,
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJames Wolcott.
      GenreAnecdotes.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN4888.T4 W65 2004
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 313 p. ;
      Number of Pages313
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3434886M
      ISBN 10140135212X
      LC Control Number2005276692
      OCLC/WorldCa56190183

      Sep 28,  · Wolcott's cultural observations and deft vivisections are on fine display in his new book, "Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants," in which he identifies the insidious form of agenda-driven Author: Kerry Lauerman. Wolcott’s book draws on research and reporting he’s been doing for years as a columnist at Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, but is a wholly original work. Dowd’s is a stitched-together collection of her Times columns, and suffers because of it. In Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants, Wolcott directs his notoriously acid observations.

      New to me; "Adopt a Journalist." Just finished "Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants" and while Wolcutt has several terrific ideas for shooting some spine . Oct 18,  · Except for one decent book—’s Kennedy and Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Postwar America—it’s been klieg lights, In his book, Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants.

      Oct 25,  · He is the author of a novel, "The Catsitters," and the non-fiction work "Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants." He lives in New York. Praise For Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty in the Seventies . Jan 26,  · And it isn't just Gawker on the left. The New Republic's review of her latest book was a brutal takedown, written by James Wolcott, who previously wrote the book "Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants," attacking the right-wing media. But as Lena Dunham says, these are people's opinions she, conceivably, cares hamaikastudio.com: Steve Krakauer.


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Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants: () is a book by American media critic James Wolcott. Summary. Wolcott takes as his subject effort is still unlikely to approach sales anywhere close to those of books published recently by some of the "attack poodles" he criticizes.".

Nov 06,  · In the spirit and linguistic pungence of HL Mencken and Gore Vidal, Wolcott skewers the "attack poodles" of the media, loathsome cable news creatures who contribute to the dumbing down of America by their cheap marketing of ideas, their use of gimmicks, their reliance on sensationalism, their unfair demonism of their opponents, and their predictable self-promotion and self-aggrandizment/5(19).

Add to this collection James Wolcott's ATTACK POODLES AND OTHER MEDIA MUTANTS. Wolcott starts with the premise that a network of conservative media personalities serve the Republican Party as "attack poodles," a term he claims originated with the British press in describing those who defended Tony Blair from any and all criticism.

He points a finger at the rise of TV news personalities, or the "attack poodles," those ratings-hungry pundits, who, he says, are geared more toward quips, rants, profits and fame than to.

An exposé of the modern-day world of infotainment that masquerades as the news takes a critical look at such media pundits as Bill O'Reilly, Joe Scarborough, Peggy Noonan, Dennis Miller, Tucker Carlson, and.

The term was further popularized by the American culture critic James Wolcott in his book, Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants: The Looting of the News in a Time of Terror, a critique of popular right-wing TV news personalities who he claims are increasingly dominating the mainstream media in.

A bit of an attack dog himself, Vanity Fair cultural critic and novelist Wolcott (The Catsitters, ) hoists the gasbags of the mass media on their own petards. “Waking up with a fart after a half decade in hibernation,” these standard bearers of the angry and the vexed are, in his view, the jingoists sowing the seeds of anxiety as if planting a field of wheat, the cheap melodramatists.

They're the attack poodles: a new breed of celebrity pundit. Wisecracking and impassioned, Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants laces into an all-star cast of blowhard egotists who pound our eardrums and insult our intelligence: Bill O'Reilly, Joe Scarborough, Peggy Noonan, Dennis Miller, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson.

But it also delves. Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants is a hilarious and scathing critique of the so-called news establishment. Wolcott's book pokes, prods, and stirs up controversy.

It also makes some serious points about the lamentable state of our news, and o. Although tearing down the right-wing political machine is the books primary raison d'être, what separates Attack Poodles from other leftist books of its time is that it scrutinizes the commentariat, who, according to Wolcott, is more concerned with shameless self-promotion and staying on message, and far less concerned with serving a.

They're the attack poodles-a new breed of celebrity pundit. Wisecracking and impassioned, Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants laces into an all-star cast of blowhard egotists who pound our eardrums and insult our intelligence: Bill O'Reilly, Joe Scarborough, Peggy Noonan, Dennis Miller, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson.

Attack Poodles firepower; we provide the bullshit"), the attack poodles served as his bodyguards of spin. Our attack poodles could eat their attack poodles like cheese- puffs.

We breed them bigger, meatier, and fluffier over here. They need that extra muscle and gloss for the versatile roles they play. American attack poodles are more than. You want the media to tell you what's going on. But instead, bemoans the Vanity Fair critic, you find yapping heads broadcasting frivolous stories that merely pass for news.

He takes on the so-called news Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants: The Looting of the News in a Time of Terror.

Get this from a library. Attack poodles and other media mutants: [the looting of the news in a time of terror]. [James Wolcott; Dennis Boutsikaris] -- In an age brimming with hour news channels, talk radio and the Internet, Wolcott ponders how it is that Americans seem to be less informed than in the past, pointing a finger at the rise of TV.

Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants is a hilarious and scathing critique of the so-called news establishment. Wolcott's book pokes, prods, and stirs up controversy.

It also makes some serious points about the lamentable state of our news, and our nation. Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants is a barrage of verbal cluster bombs aimed at Fox News, "where diseased egos seek to shape the world in their image"; at MSNBC, "the shame of a nation"; at CNN, "the other shame of a nation"; at Roger Ailes, who turned anchormen in to "ventriloquist dummies'; at the out-of-control Geraldo Rivera ("Geraldo /5(19).

Longtime Vanity Fair cultural critic Wolcott (Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants,etc.) celebrates the Big Apple as a haven for the writers, artists, musicians and eccentrics who thrived at its core in the s. Of the many sentences in Wolcott’s memoir that will have contemporary Manhattan-philes gnashing their teeth in envy is this one recounting how the author dealt with.

Aug 29,  · BUSHWORLD. Enter at Your Own Risk. By Maureen Dowd. Putnam's Sons. $ ATTACK POODLES. And Other Media Mutants: The Looting of the News. Apr 15,  · Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants is a hilarious and scathing critique of the so-called news establishment.

Wolcott&#;s book pokes, prods, and stirs up controversy. It also makes some serious points about the lamentable state of our news, and our nation. Editorial Reviews. Grunge, glitz, and gossip decorate this lively, catty memoir of Manhattan’s Me Decade creative ferment.

Vanity Fair critic Wolcott (Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants) arrived as a college dropout in and scored a writing gig at the Village Voice—a snake-pit of feuds and nude editing—that inducted him into the city’s hippest scenes.3/5.

Oct 25,  · How Harvey Weinstein Used His Book Imprint to Cover His Tracks. Vanity Fair’s James Walcott had Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants.Sep 05,  · ATTACK POODLES. And Other Media Mutants: The Looting of the News in a Time of Terror, by James Wolcott.

(Miramax, $) Wolcott's abundantly comic wrath condemns pundits and other media icons.Born and raised in Maryland, James Wolcott is a columnist for Vanity Fair and has written for The New Republic, The London Review of Books, Bookforum, and many other publications still treading water.