Matt Bai, National Political Columnist, Yahoo News; Author, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid; Twitter @mattbai
At a certain point in this country’s media history, the 24-hour news cycle was born – Bai asserts that it was with the Gary Hart scandal in 1987. As a presidential hopeful, Hart was caught in a few compromising photographs with a gorgeous and young model. The end of his presidential aspirations was the beginning of the tabloidization of news, says Bai. He’ll discuss the media’s current fixation on personal character over public legislation when it comes to politicians. A key point in Bai’s discussion will be Hart’s true political legacy, rather than the salacious fall from grace for which he’s remembered.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 non-members, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Photo credit Robyn Twomey
Matt Bai: When Politics Went Tabloid
Mon, Oct 20 2014 - 12:00pm