Tom Goldstein is a professor of journalism and mass communications and director of the Mass Communications Program at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of The News at Any Cost (Touchstone, 1986) and A Two-Faced Press (Twentieth Century Fund, 1986), co-author of The Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well (California, 2002), and the editor of Killing the Messenger: 100 Years of Media Criticism (Columbia, 1991). Howard Baker is a former U.S. Senator, Presidential Chief of Staff, and U.S. Ambassador as well as former vice chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee. He is also the author of No Margin for Error: America in the Eighties (Times Books, 1980), Howard Baker's Washington: An Intimate Portrait of the Nation's Capital City (Norton, 1984), and Scott's Gulf (Bridgestone/Firestone, 2000).
"Tightly written and polemical." --Austin American-Statesman