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Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How it Corrupts Democracy / Edition 1
     

Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How it Corrupts Democracy / Edition 1

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by David Brock
 

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ISBN-10: 0307236897

ISBN-13: 2900307236899

Pub. Date: 04/12/2005

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Bestselling author David Brock documents the most important political development of the last thirty years: How the Republican Right has won political power and hijacked public discourse in the United States.

Over the last several decades, the GOP has built a powerful media machine—newspapers and magazines, think tanks, talk radio networks, op-ed

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Bestselling author David Brock documents the most important political development of the last thirty years: How the Republican Right has won political power and hijacked public discourse in the United States.

Over the last several decades, the GOP has built a powerful media machine—newspapers and magazines, think tanks, talk radio networks, op-ed columnists, the FOX News Channel, Christian Right broadcasting, book publishers, and high-traffic Internet sites—to sell conservatism to the public and discredit its opponents. David Brock’s penetrating analysis of news stories, from the disputed 2000 presidential election to the war in Iraq to the political battles of 2004, reveals that this booming right-wing media market is largely based on bigotry, ignorance, and emotional manipulation closely tied to America’s long-standing cultural divisions and the buying power of anti-intellectual traditionalists. Writing with verve and deep insight, Brock reaches far beyond typical bromides about media bias to produce an invaluable account of the rise of right-wing media and its political consequences.

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ISBN-13:
2900307236899
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/12/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448

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The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The truth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every media source exept some radio networks and FOX are far left
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Typical indoctrinated left winger
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Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great book. It tells a story that needs to be told. I read tedward18's review and he is the exact person who needs to hear this stuff 'although it obviously will take more to wake him up'. I just read his review of The Republican Noise Machine and have to say it is voluntarily blind citizens like him who are responsible for our democracy going the way of the dodo. There couldn't be more evidence of the Right Wing media bias than we are seeing right now. One example: How many stories did you see about Barrack Obama and his reverend Wright? It is still running, over a month later. How many stories did you see about John McCain soliciting the endorsement of Reverend Hagee who is a dyed-in-the-wool hate monger. Hagee is, at the VERY least, as bad as Reverend Wright - AND McCain actively, publicly sought his endorsement - but you could hardly find a story about it. 'Let us not even forget the McCain/Paxson Communication/Vicki Iseman scandal? Where was that in the media?' The Obama/Wright thing got more play on the news than the fact that the Bush Administration broke the law and outed a covert CIA operative. You want to say that there is a leftie bias? C'mon. Anyone that says there is a left wing bias in the media is either a neo-con, true believing liar or embarrassingly uninformed. Great book. I hope it has an impact.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For anyone who finds it odd that most of today's news media consists of right wing media celebrities complaining about how liberal the media is, I can't recommend 'The Republican Noise Machine' highly enough. Mr. Brock offers a devastating critique of the Right's strategy to subvert journalism and manipulate the press to its own political ends. This puts the final nail in the coffin of the myth of the liberal media. Be warned, though: 'The Republican Noise Machine' will definitely raise your blood pressure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I pray that everybody reads this book. David Brock exposes the 30-year conspiracy to mislead Americans. And he does it with full documentation and footnotes. Brock quotes a consultant at the Fox News Channel as saying, 'People don't really want to be informed. They want the illusion of being informed.' I recommended this book to a Colorado teacher recently and was stunned when she said that she would not read it because a talk show host said it was full of lies. That, in a nutshell, is the problem. There are too many people in this country that think they know what is going on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first read this book I had my doubts but not now. After observing the current 'swift boat' story, this book is like reading a road map.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Daivd Brock does us a great service in bringing to light the New Right like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity etc who are basically fanatics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only wish Americans would pull themselves away from the evening news and read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
More than a sequel to Brock's 'Blinded by the Right', this book documents the extent of power built up by 'conservative' pundits and radio/TV personalities, following the abandonment of the FCC's Fairness Doctrine, and the consolidation of tightly-controlled media empires built around political dogmas. The damage to American democracy has been enormous: even a casual review of overseas papers shows how much our most respected institutions have been intimidated in public discussion. A few papers, notably the New York Times, are starting to explore the issue publicly, and mainstream conservatives have come to realize just how extremist the ultra-right really is. Brock is creating a useful position as a right-wing media monitor. With luck he may yet persuade some of its members to lose the self-pitying attitude and take on some of the basic obligations of journalistic integrity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Quite an interesting Idea to paint the media as slanted in favor of the Republican Party; however the only news channel slanted towards the Republican Party is Fox News. Every other News channel is slanted to the democrat side of the equation, so I wonder where the author gets his loon idea that the news channels are against the democrats, especially with channels like the Clinton News Network, CNN, although that¿s not the official name of the channel it might as well be.