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How did a world class newspaper become little more than a propaganda outlet for the U.S. government in its drive to cover up the dangers of radioactivity emanating from the testing of nuclear weapons? And why is it still offering warped coverage of the issues 40 years after the end of nuclear tests above ground? Hiding nearly half of the tests from public view, The New York Times’ stories predated by more than 40 years its recent crisis of made-up stories by reporter Jayson Blair.
Reporter Beverly Keever takes you inside our most prestigious propaganda machine to show just how the Times covered up the reality from half lies with half truths to supplying a complete alternative framework to manufacture consent.
|Introduction : chain reaction : neutrons, news, news zero||1|
|Ch. 1||The New York Times as propaganda organ : what made it the ideal outlet||24|
|Ch. 2||Conflicts of interest behind and beyond the "atomic curtain" : the bomb as a second coming of Christ yarn||39|
|Ch. 3||News zero from the first ground zeroes||49|
|Ch. 4||From orality to infernos : "these were the forgotten people"||84|
|Ch. 5||Building a superpower by standing on the shoulders of native peoples||108|
|Ch. 6||The Times defines its duty : "we must accept our destiny as the defender of the free world"||136|
|Ch. 7||The lost millenia : from here to near-eternity||151|
|Ch. 8||"Standing at the gates of hell looking into eternity"||164|
|Ch. 9||Americans "are smart at doing stupid things" : H-bomb's biggest fallout in the U.S. history (but not in The Times)||198|
|Ch. 10||"The only victims of U.S. nuclear arms since World War II have been our own people"||234|
|Ch. 11||Conclusion : news zero and the next rough drafts of history||261|