Press: Shopping in The News Bazaar

From the White House press room to the corner bar, manipulation is central to the reporting game

"No mother believes her child is going to die," cried Elizabeth Glaser. "But after two years of struggling, ((we)) had to face the reality that our daughter was going to die." Those poignant words, spoken last week before the House Budget Committee, were intended to prod the Federal Government into spending more money on researching pediatric AIDS. The witness, wife of TV star Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky and Hutch), had contracted the HIV virus from a blood transfusion nine years ago and passed it along to her infant daughter Ariel and son Jacob. Since Ariel's death in 1988, the Glasers have...

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