Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press / Edition 1

Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press / Edition 1

by Kristina Borjesson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1573929727

ISBN-13: 9781573929721

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Prometheus Books

The first edition featured articles by award-winning journalists who described their work and the powerful interests who told them what to say in print and on camera. Their topics included fighting their own employers in court to get the news to the public, dealing with the censorship bundled with the war on terror, and the threat recent suppression and distortion of

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The first edition featured articles by award-winning journalists who described their work and the powerful interests who told them what to say in print and on camera. Their topics included fighting their own employers in court to get the news to the public, dealing with the censorship bundled with the war on terror, and the threat recent suppression and distortion of the news imposes on a free society. This new edition includes a new forward by Gore Vidal and new essays from practitioners such as Dan Rather on self-censorship, Ashleigh Banfield on creating an environment of ignorance, Charles Reina on the daily executive memos that shape the politics of Fox's reportage, and Charlotte Dennett's assessment of the press in Iraq. Written in journalistic style, the essays do not include citations or references but the editor does provide an index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573929721
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Acknowledgments13
Editor's Introduction15
Chapter 1The Patriot and the Censor's Necklace: An Interview with BBC Culture Correspondent Madeleine Holt35
Chapter 2The Memo43
Chapter 3A Shot Messenger's Observations47
Chapter 4The War on Terror and the Great Game for Oil: How the Media Missed the Context61
Chapter 5The Price of Liberty93
Chapter 6Crimes and Silence: The CIA's Criminal Acts and the Media's Silence115
Chapter 7The Mighty Wurlitzer Plays On141
Chapter 8Mainstream Media: The Drug War's Shills157
Chapter 9The Silence of the Lambs: An American in Journalistic Exile195
Chapter 10The Fox, the Hounds, and the Sacred Cows207
Chapter 11The Story No One Wanted to Hear239
Chapter 12Verdict First, Evidence Later: The Case for Bobby Garwood253
Chapter 13Into the Buzzsaw283
Chapter 14Coal Mine Canaries331
Chapter 15When Black Becomes White363
Chapter 16Stories We Love, Stories We Hate377
Chapter 17Shouting at the Crocodile389
Chapter 18What Happened to Good Old-Fashioned Muckraking?417
Chapter 19The Rise and Fall of Professional Journalism435
Index455

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