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The EnforcersHow Little-Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism$
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Rob Wells

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042942

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042942.001.0001

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Keating’s War with the Press

Keating’s War with the Press

(p.107) 5 Keating’s War with the Press
The Enforcers

Rob Wells

University of Illinois Press

Like Donald Trump, Keating used his economic power to intimidate reporters and regulators with lawsuits as he pursued his business expansion; Keating and Trump parallels are discussed. The fight between Keating and the press points to a broader tension between capitalism and the press, a central theme in the book. Keating’s lawsuits and legal threats are examined with new archival material from American Continental Corporation Archives and a Federal Bureau of Investigation FOIA request. The chapter shows how early mainstream press coverage missed signs about Keating’s political manipulation of the regulatory process. It also shows how National Thrift News engaged in detailed beat reporting where the New York Times, American Banker, and the Wall Street Journal did not.

Keywords:   Charles H. Keating Jr., Donald Trump, business journalism, libel, media law, investigative journalism, indexing hypothesis, savings and loan crisis, Phoenix newspapers journalism, National Thrift News

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