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
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591022304

ISBN-13: 9781591022305

Pub. Date: 09/25/2004

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Leading journalists from Fox News, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, newspapers, and other outlets—including Dan Rather, Ashleigh Banfield, Robert McChesney, Greg Palast, Pulitzer Prize and Emmy winners, and more—recount the press censorship they experienced in the wake of 9/11 security concerns. With a foreword by Gore Vidal and edited by former CBS and CNN producer

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Leading journalists from Fox News, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, newspapers, and other outlets—including Dan Rather, Ashleigh Banfield, Robert McChesney, Greg Palast, Pulitzer Prize and Emmy winners, and more—recount the press censorship they experienced in the wake of 9/11 security concerns. With a foreword by Gore Vidal and edited by former CBS and CNN producer Kristina Borjesson, this highly acclaimed anthology has been described as "fascinating and disturbing," "uplifting" and "infuriating," and a "penetrating collection of powerful essays." The original edition 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591022305
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
09/25/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
760,020
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(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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