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Taking a critical perspective on the economics and politics of "presenting" the news, this topical supplement argues that the media systematically distorts news coverage.
1. From Cronkite's Complaint to Orwell's Oversight. 2. "Freedom of the Press Belongs to the Man Who Owns One" 3. Who Controls the News? 4. Objectivity and Government Manipulation. 5. The Big Sell. 6. Giving Labor the Business. 7. "Liberal" Media, Conservative Bias. 8. The Media Fight the Red Menace. 9. Doing the Third World. 10. For the New World Order. 11. Propaganda Themes. 12. Methods of Misrepresentation. 13. Culture, Control, and Resistance. Appendix: A Guide to Alternative Media. Notes. Index.