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The Dead Candidate's Report: A Memoir Paperback [Lesley Hughes]

The Dead Candidate's Report: A Memoir Paperback [Lesley Hughes]

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Imagine your entire career, and reputation were ruined for political gain. Imagine finding out that your boss fired you with a press release. No notice, no call, no email. Just a throng of reporters sticking microphones in your face and informing you that you have been branded an Anti-Semite. Imagine battling back to clear your name and earning a retraction, not an apology for ruining your life, but a retraction and acknowledgment that you are not an anti-Semite. Five years after the damage is done.

The Dead Candidate's Report is the memoir of Lesley Hughes, an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and media coach as she was removed from her candidacy for the Liberal Party during Canada's 2008 Federal election, one day after her confirmation as a candidate by then Liberal Leader Stephane Dion, all based on the opinion of an anonymous blogger stating that Lesley Hughes was was an anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic, 9/11 conspiracy theory nutcase who was unfit for Parliament.

Follow along on Lesley's journey as she fights hard to clear her name and her reputation. Discover how powerful media and in particular social media has become in controlling the thoughts and opinions of others. Regardless of the validity or accuracy of what is being written and said. This book serves as both a reminder and warning that anyone can be disappeared from the public eye within the media.