Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press / Edition 1by Kristina Borjesson
Critics described the first edition of this highly acclaimed book as "fascinating and disturbing," "uplifting" and "infuriating," as well as a "penetrating collection of powerful essays." This highly acclaimed book won the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism and was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the most… See more details below
Critics described the first edition of this highly acclaimed book as "fascinating and disturbing," "uplifting" and "infuriating," as well as a "penetrating collection of powerful essays." This highly acclaimed book won the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism and was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the most extraordinary titles of 2002.
This expanded and updated edition, edited by former CBS and CNN producer Kristina Borjesson, is more timely and relevant than ever. Several new essays have been added, while others have been updated, revealing shocking new developments.
In the lead chapter, CBS’s top correspondent, Dan Rather, describes in chilling terms how the pressure to be patriotic compelled him and other journalists to censor themselves.
MSNBC’s Ashleigh Banfield speaks frankly about the critical difference between coverage and real journalism and how failing to report all sides of a story has created a very dangerous environment of ignorance.
Former Fox Network producer Charles Reina exposes details of how the news billed as "Fair and Balanced" is also a political tool that is shaped daily via an executive memo distributed electronically to Fox’s news staff every morning, addressing what stories will be covered and often suggesting how they should be covered.
A new chapter on Iraq by investigative reporter Charlotte Dennett presents a riveting angle on the subject that no one in the press has dared to examine — until now.
Pulitzer nominee John Kelly writes a troubling update on recent deadly CIA operations carried out as part of the War on Terrorism.
Jane Akre’s update on the precedent-setting outcome of her legal fight with Fox News over her investigation of Monsanto’s bovine growth hormone will unsettle, if not anger, journalists and the general public alike.
Kristina Borjesson’s new introduction examines how issues of censorship have, since the 9/11 tragedy and Into the Buzzsaw’s initial release, become front-page news on an almost daily basis.
Indeed, many journalists and increasing numbers of the general public view the control, suppression, manipulation, and distortion of information in news to have reached a crisis level — to the point of posing a significant threat to a free American society.
Among the other contributors are: CBS’s award winning investigative producer Helen Malmgren; veteran investigative journalist and author of DuPont: Behind the Nylon Curtain Gerard Colby; veteran print journalist and editor David Hendrix; founder and Director Emeritus of Project Censored Carl Jensen; former DEA agent-turned-journalist and best-selling author Michael Levine; author or editor of seven books, including Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Robert McChesney; award-winning CBS documentary producer Maurice Murad; independent investigative reporter and author of the current bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy Greg Palast; New York Daily News investigative reporter J. Robert Port; Emmy Award-winning producer and author Monika Jensen-Stevenson; Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Gary Webb; and New York Observer columnist Philip Weiss.
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Table of Contents
|Ch. 1||The patriot and the censor's necklace : an interview with BBC culture correspondent Madeleine Holt||35|
|Ch. 2||The memo||43|
|Ch. 3||A shot messenger's observations||47|
|Ch. 4||The war on terror and the great game for oil : how the media missed the context||61|
|Ch. 5||The price of liberty||93|
|Ch. 6||Crimes and silence : the CIA's criminal acts and the media's silence||115|
|Ch. 7||The mighty Wurlitzer plays on||141|
|Ch. 8||Mainstream media : the drug war's shills||157|
|Ch. 9||The silence of the lambs : an American in journalistic exile||195|
|Ch. 10||The fox, the hounds, and the sacred cows||207|
|Ch. 11||The story no one wanted to hear||239|
|Ch. 12||Verdict first, evidence later : the case for Bobby Garwood||253|
|Ch. 13||Into the buzzsaw||283|
|Ch. 14||Coal mine canaries||331|
|Ch. 15||When black becomes white||363|
|Ch. 16||Stories we love, stories we hate||377|
|Ch. 17||Shouting at the crocodile||389|
|Ch. 18||What happened to good old-fashioned muckraking?||417|
|Ch. 19||The rise and fall of professional journalism||435|
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