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Assuming McGinniss would find him innocent and write his book in support of this idea, MacDonald allowed McGinniss to become a part of his defense team and become a part of his everyday life. With the release of this book, MacDonald realized that McGinniss thought he was guilty and had been lying to him for several years. He communicated with MacDonald through letters for four years and not once during that time did he ever suggest that he thought MacDonald was anything other than innocent. MacDonald and McGinniss eventually settled because a mistrial was declared. So Malcolm decided to investigate the people and events involved in the two trials and she discovered many things about human nature. She is open about the morally unstable relationship between a journalist and his subject but she reveals McGinniss went far beyond the necessary role of sympathetic listener. She reveals McGinniss took every opportunity to deceive MacDonald and pretend to be his best friend.
Look Inside. Oct 31, ISBN Jun 22, ISBN A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example — the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of Fatal Vision , a book about the crime — she delves into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject. When the text first appeared, as a two-part article in The New Yorker , its thesis seemed so radical and its irony so pitiless that journalists across the country reacted as if stung. Her book is a work of journalism as well as an essay on journalism: it at once exemplifies and dissects its subject.
In this book, she examines the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as herlarger-than-life example -- the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer,against Joe McGinniss, the author of Fatal Vision, a book about the crime -- shedelves into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists betweenjournalist and subject. In Malcolm's view, nei the r journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasse that is built into the journalistic situation. When the text firstappeared, as a two-part article in The New Yorker, its the sis seemed so radical and its irony so pitiless that journalists across the country reacted as if stung. Her book is a work of journalism as well as an essay on journalism: it at onceexemplifies and dissects its subject. In her interviews with the leading and subsidiarycharacters in the MacDonald-McGinniss case -- the principals, the ir lawyers, the members of the jury, and the various persons who testified as expert witnesses at the trial -- Malcolm is always aware of herself as a player in a game that, as she pointsout, she cannot lose. The journalist-subject encounter has always troubledjournalists, but never before has it been looked at so unflinchingly and so ruefully.
Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. In a work that sparked controversy when it first appeared in the New Yorker, Malcolm suggests that journalist Joe.
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It is an examination of the professional choices that shape a work of non-fiction, as well as a rumination on the morality that underpins the journalistic enterprise. Jeffrey R. When Malcolm's work first appeared in March , as a two-part serialization in The New Yorker magazine, it caused a sensation, becoming the occasion for wide-ranging debate within the news industry. But The Journalist and the Murderer is now regarded as a "seminal" work, and its "once controversial theory became received wisdom. Malcolm's thesis, and the most widely quoted passage from The Journalist and the Murderer , is its opening paragraph: "Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.