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Habits of Highly Deceptive Media
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Habits of Highly Deceptive Media
Decoding Spin and Lies in Mainstream News
by Norman Solomon
Introduction by Jonathan Kozol

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Media critic Norman Solomon has done it again. In this latest collection of columns, he details the most recent excesses and failures of America's self-censoring mainstream media, and brings you the real story on issues like:

* The irony of the Zippergate President preaching abstinence to poor women and putting millions of dollars into "chastity education" programs. * The V-chip's unexplored potential to zap out commercials. * The Orwellian logic behind calling bombings by Third World countries "terrorism," while similar bombings by the U.S. are righteous "strikes against terror." * "Media Scenes We'd Like to See" -- fantasies as appealing as they are unlikely, which include a vision of Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, and Peter Jennings donating their fortunes to a trust fund for independent journalism and vowing to tell the truth even if it gets them fired.

From the relentless pro-corporate spin of daily news to the media's persistent lack of diversity, Solomon covers it all.


"[Solomon] fights the good fight without fear of consequence .... The best critics of the press--the great dissenters--always did this .... Solomon's work is in that passionate tradition, which may not be good for high blood pressure but is absolutely crucial if we ever hope to have a truly free press in this democratic nation." --Jonathan Kozol, from the Introduction

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