Afflicting the Comfortable: Journalism and Politics in West Virginia

Number 22175
Subject Elections
Year 2005
Publication Date December 2005
Summary This book is a complete and accurate account of decades of political corruption and scandal in West Virginia. Stafford discusses how his role as the editor of the Raleigh Register put him in a unique position to critique the scandals and endorse honest politicians. Stafford also writes about how he was offered bribes and favors from candidates in return for an endorsement, and how ethical dilemma that this situation caused.
Pages 8
Keywords election;politicians;candidates;news paper;news editor;voting;voters;bribery;scandal;political fraud;editorials;campaign finances;strip-mining
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