John R. Coyne, Jr: ‘The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See’ book review

Sharyl Attkisson, as The Washington Post put it, has been a “persistent voice of news-media skepticism about the government’s story,” as well, one might add, skepticism about the practices and principles of major media organs like The Washington Post. Her exposes of giant corporations, charities and political missteps by both parties have received prestigious journalism awards…