We now have a news system were the most prominent reports are celebrities in their own right.
Many we illustrative examples are given to prove the author's point and the writing style is good as well.
This is one of the best, most informative and most readable of the six books on the subject I've read.
written in '96 the book is still very good at explaining why the news media are failing to help the public know the truth about how our society works or does not work.Published 4 months ago by terence m. mcnay
Outstanding journalist James Fallows wrote this biting critique of the Press in 1996 - yet it is more than ever relevant. An example of a prophet crying in the wilderness. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Simone Signoret
I have no interest in the vitriol mongers who feed preconceived notions. No interest in the former insiders who might have an axe to grind. Read morePublished on August 7, 2011 by M. Lee
uses examples that are easy to follow and a clear writing style. It is for anyone who has a interest in the world of media.Published on December 7, 2009 by T.L.Walker
James Fallows' "Breaking the News" is especially timely considering the challenges currently facing the news media. Read morePublished on September 5, 2009 by Cleve Mathews
The mainstream media reports on important topics all the time. If the issues are important you have to wonder why it is so boring and seems so irrelevant? Read morePublished on May 10, 2008 by railmeat
The author has done a superb job of researching this treatise on a media out of control. Many we illustrative examples are given to prove the author's point and the writing style... Read morePublished on November 24, 2006 by Michael A. Newman
Fallows is very smart and an excellent writer. This book is very good but I do not believe it to be his best work. Read morePublished on March 8, 2006 by george
The book Breaking The News:How the Media Undermine American Democracy by James Fallows is a well written book. Read morePublished on March 25, 2004