True Liesby Anthony Lappe
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As mainstream news sources increasingly turn to the lowest common denominator ofshock jocks and flag-waving, millions of Americans are getting their information about important global issues from alternative, nontraditional sources. GNN is one of the best.
In True Lies, the writers at GNN uncover the stories that the mainstream media has held back from the American public. From the war on drugs to environmental abuse to what is really happening in the streets of Baghdad, GNN is the resource more Americans turn to when hungry for answers about what is really happening in the world.
Author Biography: Anthony Lappé is a writer and television producer who has written for more than twenty magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, Details, Black Book, and Salon.com, among others.
Stephen Marshall, a founding member of GNN, is a writer, video director, and creator of Channel Zero, the first global VHS news magazine.
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A comprehensive review of the most intense under-reported investigations of recent years, True Lies mercilessly describes exactly how the mainstream media have deliberately sidestepped and even downplayed these unwelcome news items. These stories include the questionable promotion of unauditable voting machines (as a remedy for election miscounts?), the debilitating effects of exposure to dust contaminated from the detonation of DU-tipped weapons used heavily in Baghdad, and the FDA's blind and submissive role in 'regulating' the DoD's compulsory experimental use of substandard vaccines on servicemen and women in the armed forces. Crisp, poetic sentences and transparent, original investigative reporting are trademarks of GNN, the brash, aesthetically aggressive production company the authors co-founded, that spearheads the mounting campaign to mobilize a new generation of analytical, evidence-driven citizen muckrakers. Inspiring by example with a harrowing account of their own field tests to measure radioactivity levels around battlefield sites and junkyards in Iraq, Stephen Marshall and Anthony Lappé challenge their fellow media guerrillas to create 'a highly branded, charismatic, and controversial' field of competition in the lagging, consolidation-driven information market. True Lies is evidence that their ambitions are firmly rooted in the world of today's possibilities. This is a comprehensive survey of the most urgently relevant (yet publicly marginalized) of current events, news stories that have been reported only in the alternative press. In unfolding these stories and celebrating the triumphs of investigators like Mark Benjamin and Bev Harris, who have raised their voices against the deafening silence of a broadcast news system that seems to function as the Washington establishment's push-button intercom device, they document an ascendant revolutionary underground news culture fit to seriously threaten the media giants' rigged lock on America's public knowledge base.