Using fiction to tell the truth about Washington

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Members of the press raise their hands to ask questions as Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, address the media shortly after President Barack Obama left the Pentagon Press Briefing Room during a media availability event. January 6, 2012. Photo credit: Glen Fawcett (CC BY 2.0)

Washington is dysfunctional. The news media have lost credibility, among most Republicans, many Democrats and especially millennials. Tom Rosenstiel has always wanted to tell the truth, but now finds himself making up stories. His subjects aren’t well-known elected officials but the political mercenaries who try to keep government running without choosing sides. He has a new, surprisingly positive, take on what’s come to be called the “Deep State.”




Warren Olney


Andrea Brody