The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them / Edition 1

The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them / Edition 1

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by Amy Goodman, David Goodman
     
 

In The Exception to the Rulers, award-winning journalist Amy Goodman exposes the lies, corruption, and crimes of the power elite-an elite that is bolstered by large media conglomerates who obscure the truth. Her goal is "to go where the silence is, to give voice to the silenced majority," and she is fond of quoting Margaret Mead: "Never doubt that a small group of… See more details below

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In The Exception to the Rulers, award-winning journalist Amy Goodman exposes the lies, corruption, and crimes of the power elite-an elite that is bolstered by large media conglomerates who obscure the truth. Her goal is "to go where the silence is, to give voice to the silenced majority," and she is fond of quoting Margaret Mead: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." This book informs and empowers people to act on that principle.

For years, Amy Goodman has confronted the Washington establishment and its corporate cronies while giving voice to the voiceless. She hosts the national radio and TV show Democracy Now!, which began in 1996 and is now the largest media collaboration in public broadcasting in North America. Democracy Now! is not just a show-it's a movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401301316
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
04/15/2004
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Preface to the Paperback Editionxiii
Introduction: The Silenced Majority1
1Blowback13
2OILYgarchy41
3Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria's Oil Dictatorship70
4Crackdown82
5Smackdown103
6Lockdown126
7Lies of Our Times137
8State Media, American Style150
9In Bed with the Military169
10Killing the Messenger181
11Sanitized197
12Going to Where the Silence Is216
13Not on Bended Knee237
14Psyops Comes Home251
15Things Get Messy with Sally Jessy278
16Hiroshima Cover-up: How the War Department's Timesman Won a Pulitzer293
17The People's Airwaves302
18Conclusion: Free the Media310
Notes319
Index337

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