The Murder Business: How The Media Turns Crime Into Entertainment and Subverts Justice
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The Murder Business: How The Media Turns Crime Into Entertainment and Subverts Justice

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by Mark Fuhrman
     
 

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Crime stories fascinate the public. But between factual news stories, overblown "human interest" reports and salacious murder mystery exposés, it's difficult to tell where news ends and entertainment begins. Mark Fuhrman, best-selling author of Murder in Brentwood, explores this fine line and how it is increasingly being crossed, revealing new and

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Crime stories fascinate the public. But between factual news stories, overblown "human interest" reports and salacious murder mystery exposés, it's difficult to tell where news ends and entertainment begins. Mark Fuhrman, best-selling author of Murder in Brentwood, explores this fine line and how it is increasingly being crossed, revealing new and shocking details on such highprofile cases as JonBenet Ramsey, Martha Moxley and Chandra Levy. In The Murder Business, Fuhrman argues that the media's approach to covering crime ("if it bleeds, it leads") has allowed many criminals to get away with murder and impeded the search for justice. The Murder Business presents a compelling plea for journalists, cops, and citizens to demand higher ethical standards in the pursuit of justice.

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High-profile killings, even crimes of passion, can be lucrative business. Eventually, the culprits might go to jail, but before they do, the media will enjoy a very profitable feeding frenzy. The advent of cable television has only redoubled the market for news tidbits and even rumors about "front-page murders." Mark Fuhrman, a prominent TV crime watcher himself, argues in this book that our media obsession with crime is battering justice. To prove his case, the author of Murder in Brentwood revisits cases including the JonBenet Ramsey murder; the death of Anna Nicole Smith and her son; the killing of Andrew Kissel; and the Martha Moxley homicide. Finger-pointing by a longtime professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596985841
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
11/16/2009
Pages:
194
Sales rank:
617,669
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Fuhrman is a retired LAPD homicide detective who gained national recognition during the O. J. Simpson case. That case was the subject of his first book, Murder in Brentwood, which became a New York Times bestseller. Since then, he has written five other books on crime and is currently employed as a FOX News consultant. Mark lives in North Idaho with his wife and two children.

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