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From the Left

A Life in the Crossfire

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From the Left by Bill Press
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The name Bill Press is synonymous with honest journalism, intelligent commentary and progressive politics. But based on where he came from, it's a wonder he didn't end up a Trump voter. He grew up in a blue-collar family in a small town in Delaware south of the Mason-Dixon line, where segregation was the rule. As a Catholic, he was taught that abortion, divorce, sex outside of marriage, and homosexuality were morally wrong: beliefs later reinforced in ten years of seminary studies for the priesthood. He was on his way to be a rock-ribbed conservative. So what went right for him that he swerved so far to the left? In From the Left, Press shows this gradual transformation, starting with two years of studies in Europe and a providential escape to California. From Sacramento he made his way to Southern California television and talk radio as a political commentator and liberal talk show host. Jumping to Washington and national cable TV, Press hosted Crossfire and The Spin Room on CNN, and Buchanan and Press on MSNBC. A member of the White House Press Corps and columnist for Tribune Media Services and The Hill, Press was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders and hosted two of the Senator's first presidential strategy sessions in his living room. If you're already on the left, you'll cheer a fellow traveler. If not yet there, you soon will be.

Author Biography

BILL PRESS is host of The Bill Press Show, simulcast on Free Speech TV. He is the former co-host of MSNBC's Buchanan and Press and CNN's Crossfire and The Spin Room.
Release date NZ
April 10th, 2018
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Plus one 8-page color photograph insert
Imprint
St Martin's Press
Pages
288
ISBN-13
9781250147158
Product ID
26803816

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