Times Writer to Explore Washington’s ‘Self-Celebrating Media-Industrial Complex’ in a Book

The media in Washington has reached “a tipping point of self-celebration,” according to Mark Leibovich, so he’s decided to address the issue in a book. If that seems far-fetched, look here.

Mr. Leibovich, the Times writer behind the recent profile of Mike Allen, will take a look at the Washington “media-industrial complex” from within, Michael Calderone reports.

Simon & Schuster is publishing the book, which has a planned 2012 release date (Boys on the Bus season!).

Mr. Leibovich came up with the idea while watching the to-do surrounding the White House Correspondents Dinner earlier this spring.

Americans are “burned out or demoralized by what they see going on here,” he told Mr. Calderone.

Times Writer to Explore Washington’s ‘Self-Celebrating Media-Industrial Complex’ in a Book