Mueller revisionism, and the culpability of the press

Under a presidency that, perhaps more than any in recent memory, tends to be rendered in starkly moralistic terms, there is perhaps no better case study of the rise-and-fall character arc than Robert Mueller. Where the right always hated Mueller’s probe into Trump, Russia, and the 2016 campaign, liberals once lionized him—sticking his rumpled face on everything from protest placards to prayer candles—and many members of the mainstream press cast him as a redoubt of institutional rectitude in a world gone mad. All of this, of course, was projection. Amid the frenzied interest in his character and his investigation, Mueller worked in complete silence. These days, he’s seen differently. His report, which failed to dent Trump politically, is now viewed, in many quarters, as a tragically missed opportunity; with the passage of time, Mueller’s by-the-book stoicism has come to look less heroic, and more like witlessness. Over the summer, Jeffrey Toobin outlined the bones of such a case in a book and New Yorker article. Toobin argues that Mueller failed in two defining respects: he did not issue a subpoena for Trump’s testimony, and he refused to state, one way or another, whether he’d found prosecutable evidence that Trump obstructed justice. (Mueller’s office agreed to abide by a Justice Department rule that a sitting president can’t be indicted; Mueller felt that accusing Trump of crimes would be unfair since Trump wouldn’t have the chance to defend himself in court.) The... Continue reading at 'Columbia Journalism Review'

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-09-23 12:32:09 UTC ]
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Interview with an Indie Press: Coffee House Press

In a corner of northeast Minneapolis, Coffee House Press has been quietly publishing some of the most creatively adventurous, engaging books of the last few decades. The publisher, which started as a letterpress, will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary next year. Members of the staff answered... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Northern Illinois University Press Partners with Cornell University Press

In a partnership agreement that could serve as a model for academic publishing, Northern Illinois University Press will become an imprint of Cornell University Press beginning July 1. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Chicago Review Press Acquires Parenting Press

Chicago Review Press, Inc., the parent company of Chicago Review Press and Independent Publishers Group, is acquiring Parenting Press. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Small Press, Big Prize: Inside Brooklyn Arts Press

Brooklyn Arts Press is a one-man operation that, despite its scant resources, took home the National Book Award for Poetry this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Policy Press and Bristol Uni create University of Bristol Press

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Central Recovery Press, Beacon Press Launch Audio Imprints

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AWP 2015: Graywolf Press Wins Small Press Award, Celebrates Its Authors on Home Turf

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Distribution: Edinburgh University Press and Oxford University Press Agree

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MacLehose Press signs contemporary fiction anthology by Afghan women

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Princeton University Press joins forces with de Rham for gravity exploration

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Andersen Press to publish Douglass US bestseller in UK

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Canada’s Kids Can Press Opens a ‘Black Write’ Incubator with Nelvana

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Ex-Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham to release White House book

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