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Malcolm's The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes (1994) raises issues of biographical integrity and also posits a controversial position on the famous literary couple.

Henry James's satiric novel The Bostonians (1886) includes a character who is a reporter who holds little regard for his interviewees.

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward's All the President's Men, a book about the unearthing of the Watergate scandal, also raises the journalistic issue of telling lies in order to learn the truth.

Sissela Bok's essay "Lying" (1978) examines the use of lies by journalists and police investigators in order to obtain greater knowledge. In this meditation, Bok takes on the role of philosophical investigator.

Fatal Vision is a true-crime account written by Joe McGinniss, a firm believer in MacDonald's guilt.

Jeffrey Allen Potter and Fred Bost argue for MacDonald's innocence in Fatal Justice, reporting the existence of suppressed evidence that would...

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