18 July 1996
Show More The Fourth Estate by Jeffrey Archer.
HarperCollins, 550 pp., £16.99, May 1996, 0 00 225318 6Show More
Tickle the Public: One Hundred Years of the Popular Press by Matthew Engel.
Gollancz, 352 pp., £20, April 1996, 9780575061439Show More
Newspaper Power: The New National Press in Britain by Jeremy Tunstall.
Oxford, 441 pp., £35, March 1996, 0 19 871133 6Show More
“... In May 1992, for instance, shortly after the Los Angeles riots, the Vice-President of the United States, Dan Quayle, blamed that eruption of violence on the eponymous heroine of the television sitcom Murphy Brown, who was ‘mocking the importance of fathers, by bearing a child alone, and calling it just another “lifestyle choice” ’. In the next episode of the show, Candice Bergen, playing the ...”