A Death on W Street, by Andy Kroll

Staff Pick

You may remember headlines from 2016 about Seth Rich: a twenty-something with a gin for politics who came to DC with eyes wide open--only to be heartlessly killed in a midnight mugging gone bad.  As if the sudden death of a young man wasn't sad enough, conspiracy theorists made the situation even worse by falsely claiming Seth's murder was part of a massive election coverup perpetrated by Hillary Clinton and the DNC. Based on extensive reporting, interviews with Seth's family and friends, and deep research on the dark web, Kroll deftly dissects how the Far Right, including Fox News, Julian Assange, and QAnon,  wove a sticky and complex web of lies to make the name "Seth Rich" synonymous with presidential-election tampering.   In addition to Seth's story, A Death on W Street is about how difficult it is to reset truth in the shadow of fake news.



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ISBN: 9781541751149
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Published: PublicAffairs - September 6th, 2022