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Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and her author brother, David Goodman, follow up their bestseller The Exception to the Rulers by again synthesizing radio interviews and commentary with secondary sources on charged issues that the corporate media too often overlook. "The Bush administration is obsessed with controlling the flow of information," the authors declare, citing examples from Iraq to Katrina. One glaring hypocrisy is the president's claim that "we do not render to countries that torture"; the authors find mounds of evidence to the contrary. They also remind us of the unseemly ties between Republican Party supporters and Pentagon contracts in Iraq. In one hilarious episode—lightly reported in the U.S. media—a British activist group, the Yes Men, hoaxed the BBC regarding Dow Chemical's apparent willingness to apologize for the Bhopal disaster. On Goodman's show, a former U.S. Army interrogator acknowledged that 98% of those picked up in Iraq "had not done anything." A brief final section highlights those who fight back, including antiwar mom Cindy Sheehan, and a former British ambassador in Uzbekistan who blew the whistle on that regime's human rights abuses. The book should be popular with fans of the show. (Sept. 5)
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"Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probinganalysis." -- Noam Chomsky
"Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights." -- Noam Chomsky
"Amy Goodman is not afraid to speak truth to power. She does it every day." -- Susan Sarandon
"Pick up this book . . . and go raise some hell!" -- Michael Moore on The Exception to the Rulers
"This book puts the pedal to the metal of lies we're told, day in and day out . . . Pick up this book, shake your head in disbelief, and go raise some hell!" -- Michael Moore on The Exception to the Rules
"What journalism should be: beholden to the interests of people, not power and profit. Her work is invaluable." -- Arundhati Roy on The Exception to the Rules
This should be read by every citizen to know what our government has done in our name. It is very well researched and written. Be prepared to be sickened by it.Published 3 months ago by Shelb
This is a great bit of insight. Someone needs to go to jail forever, and have their war based wealth stripped!Published 14 months ago by Jim Meyers
great read and well written book however I just wish Amy would open up to her involvement with 9/11
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well researched with excellent insights into the power and manipulation of American media to control the thought processes of the American publicPublished on December 29, 2012 by Ron Lombard
The Goodman's have gathered a lot of very disturbing information about the Bush/Cheney administration and they never had to resort to Extraordinary rendition to get the facts. Read morePublished on May 1, 2012 by The good doctor
Got here promptly, was in excellent condition, and an AMAZING book overall. I couldn't believe all of the things that were going on in our government that the book discusses. Read morePublished on October 22, 2011 by B
If you're interested in reading about the mainstream media's heinous lies, deceit, moral turpitude and shot journalism then Amy Goodman's "Static" is a must read. Read morePublished on October 28, 2010 by BlackJack21
Static is an insightful and thought-provoking book that goes beyond the "gotcha" and talks about what we as a people have lost in the spin. Read morePublished on July 9, 2010 by Lora Saltarelli
"Static" published in 2006 will seem painfully dated to most readers in 2010 but media manipulation and propaganda never go out of syle. Read morePublished on June 25, 2010 by Erich Mopsmeister