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The Second Quote from Jill Lepore's 'The Lie Factory: How politics became a business'

“Upton [Sinclair] was beaten ... because he had written books.”

--Clem Whitaker, one of the first political consultants, in Jill Lepore's New Yorker article, “The Lie Factory: How politics became a business,” on the rise and ascendancy of Whitaker, Leone Baxter and Campaigns, Inc., the first political consulting firm in the world. Among other things, Campaigns, Inc. placed out-of-context quotes from Sinclair's books and novels every day on the front page of The Los Angeles Times.

Anti Upton Sinclair editorial cartoon in the Los Angeles Examiner

From the Los Angeles Examiner, 1934.


Posted at 02:32 PM on Mon. Sep 24, 2012 in category Quote of the Day  
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