Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House Book Review

I think that it’s pretty safe to say that this current Presidential administration breaks any and all political precedents that have been accepted as the norm for many years.

In her new book, Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House, journalist April Ryan writes about how unlike other Presidential administrations, chaos, misinformation and the revolving door of staff is the new normal as a White House reporter.

Journalists and reporters are not supposed to be the news, their job is to report the news to the public. But with this administration, the spotlight has been turned on said journalists and reporters. Ms. Ryan provides her reader with a first person perspective of how difficult it is to be a journalist whose job it is to cover politics.

I’ve been reading a lot of books over the past years or so about the current state of American politics. But for some reason, this book was not as good as some of the other books about American politics. It was a bit dry, especially toward the end of the book.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

 

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