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.
From the Los Angeles Examiner, 1934.