answer the bloggers, the babblers and blabbers, and the true believers
who have called me everything from ‘feminazi’ to an ‘elitist liberal’
to an ‘idiot,’” writes Mary Mapes. “If I was an idiot, it was for believing in a free press that is able to do its job without fear or favor. …I didn’t know that the attack on our story was going to be as effective as a brilliantly run national political campaign, because that is what it was: a political
campaign.” This VF excerpt of Mapes’ new book is in PDF format.