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The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative...
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Censored 2008: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2006-07

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Overview

The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke the stories.
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PROJECT CENSORED, founded in 1976 by Carl Jensen, has as its principal objective the advocacy for and protection of First Amendment rights and the freedom of information in the United States. In 2008, Project Censored received the PEN/Oakland Literary Censorship Award for the publication of Censored 2009. For more information, visit www.projectcensored.org.
PETER PHILLIPS, director emeritus of Project Censored and president of the Media Freedom Foundation, is an associate professor of sociology at Sonoma State University. He is known for his op-ed pieces in the alternative press and independent newspapers nationwide, such as Z Magazine and Social Policy. He is also the winner of the 2009 Dallas Smythe Award, presented by the Union for Democratic Communication.
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Table of Contents

Dedication: To Molly Evins 9

"When the Lights Went Out" Andrew Sloan Sloan, Andrew 10

Preface Peter Phillips Phillips, Peter Andrew Roth Roth, Andrew Project Censored 13

Acknowledgments 17

Introduction Dennis Loo Loo, Dennis 27

Chapter 1 The Top Censored Stories of 2005 and 2006 Tricia Boreta Boreta, Tricia Peter Phillips Phillips, Peter Andrew Roth Roth, Andrew Kate Sims Sims, Kate Project Censored 35

1 No Habeas Corpus for "Any Person" 36

2 Bush Moves Toward Martial Law 40

3 AFRICOM: US Military Control of Africa's Resources 44

4 Frenzy of Increasingly Destructive Trade Agreements 48

5 Human Traffic Builds US Embassy in Iraq 52

6 Operation Falcon Raids 55

7 Behind Blackwater Inc. 59

8 KIA: The US Neoliberal Invasion of India 61

9 Privatization of America's Infrastructure 66

10 Vulture Funds Threaten Poor Nations' Debt Relief 69

11 The Scam of "Reconstruction" in Afghanistan 71

12 Another Massacre in Haiti by UN Troops 76

13 Immigrant Roundups to Gain Cheap Labor for US Corporate Giants 85

14 Impunity for US War Criminals 89

15 Toxic Exposure Can Be Transmitted to Future Generations on a "Second Genetic Code" 90

16 No Hard Evidence Connecting Bin Laden to 9/11 93

17 Drinking Water Contaminated by Military and Corporations 97

18 Mexico's Stolen Election 102

19 People's Movement Challenges Neoliberal Agenda 105

20 Terror Act Against Animal Activists 109

21 US Seeks WTO Immunity for Illegal Farm Payments 114

22 North Invades Mexico 117

23 Feinstein's Conflict of Interest in Iraq 119

24 Media Misquotes Threat from Iran's President 123

25 Who Will Profit from Native Energy? 126

Censored 2008 Honorable Mentions130

Chapter 2 Censored Deja Vu: What Happened to Previous Censored Stories Peter Phillips Phillips, Peter Project Censored Writing Team 137

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Steven E. Jones on the 9/11 Official Story 139

Josh Mitteldorf on Voter Fraud 145

Bill Gibbons on Mumia Abu Jamal 174

Chapter 3 Junk Food News and News Abuse Jocelyn Thomas Thomas, Jocelyn Toni Faye Catelani Catelani, Toni Faye Jenni Leys Leys, Jenni Christina Carey Carey, Christina Kate Sims Sims, Kate 177

Chapter 4 Signs of Hope: Stories of Action and Change We Didn't Hear about in 2006 and 2007 Kate Sims Sims, Kate Project Censored 189

Chapter 5 Into the Labyrinth: Perspectives from the 2007 National Conference for Media Reform, Memphis Kat Pat Crespan Crespan, Kat Pat Jenni Leys Leys, Jenni Regina Marcheschi Marcheschi, Regina Donald Nelson Nelson, Donald Andrew Roth Roth, Andrew 203

Chapter 6 Corporate Media Bias and the Case of the Cuban Five Jeffrey Huling Huling, Jeffrey 219

Chapter 7 Left Progressive Media Inside the Propaganda Model Peter Phillips Phillips, Peter Project Censored 233

Chapter 8 Covering War's Victims: A Content Analysis of Iraq and Afghanistan War Photographs in the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle Andrew Roth Roth, Andrew Zoe Huffman Huffman, Zoe Jeffrey Huling Huling, Jeffrey Kevin Stolle Stolle, Kevin Jocelyn Thomas Thomas, Jocelyn 253

Chapter 9 An Epidemic of Fake TV Gets Swept Under the Carpet Diane Farsetta Farsetta, Diane 273

Chapter 10 Fear and Favor 2006: Institutionalizing Conflict of Interest Janine Jackson Jackson, Janine 285

Chapter 11 The Right to Blog: Index on Censorship Annual Report Jo Glanville Glanville, Jo 295

Chapter 12 Promising Practices to Protect Children from the Increasing Power of Big Media Jacques Brodeur Brodeur, Jacques 309

Chapter 13 The Media Spectacle of Alienated Youth Benjamin Frymer Frymer, Benjamin 331

Chapter 14 Perception Management: Media & Mass Consciousness in an Age of Misinformation Greg Guma Guma, Greg 349

Index 375

About the Editors 393

How to Support Project Censored 395

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