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Unfreedom of the Press Hardcover – May 21, 2019
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"The most important book of 2019 — and 2020... Mark Levin hits it out of the park every single time. He is the Babe Ruth of freedom. " —The American Spectator
"Levin's finest work." —Joel Pollak, Breitbart
“Mark Levin trounces the news media.” –The Washington Times
"Superb and timely...[Unfreedom of the Press] will in the future be an important historical source for this extraordinary period." —Roger Simon, PJ Media
“Nails it exactly…truer words could not be spoken.” –Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator
“For clear-thinking Americans, Levin’s book comes along in the right place, at the right time.” –Craig Shirley, syndicated columnist
PRAISE FOR MARK LEVIN
"Millions have been inspired by Levin to be missionaries for liberty. Levin is too modest to accept the label of hero, but to lead the reawakening of constitutionalism and to shape a mass movement around it is a Herculean feat.… There simply is no comparable mind on the side of the Left."—Spyridon Mitsotakis, Daily Wire
"Those who only know Mark Levin for his radio program or his Sunday night show on Fox News are missing out on one of conservatism’s best writers. Levin’s books offer detailed, fleshed out renderings of the arguments he makes on his shows. They’re punchy, witty, and easily digestible." —The Federalist
"I was introduced to Levin when I was a young high schooler who knew and cared little about politics. Until, one day, my friend showed me a video of Mark Levin. That day my life was changed. He persuaded me to dedicate my life to fighting for freedom. In addition to his great work, Mark must be recognized for creating an army of energized freedom fighters that will continue to promote the cause long into the future."—Elliot Fuchs, Daily Wire
"... [The] Fox News program "Life Liberty & Levin," hosted by Mark Levin ... is more intellectual than anything produced on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN or MSNBC. Nothing they have on air comes even close."—Brent Bozell, Media Research Center
“…Mark Levin was officially inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, and one wonders what took so long. His induction was presented by fellow Hall of Famers Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, and the three figures comprise what can accurately be described as the talk radio 'Mount Rushmore.'"—Larry O'Connor, The Washington Times
“A warrior of the right of longstanding…simply calling Levin a radio talk show host or a Fox TV host is like calling Nolan Ryan just another pitcher.” –Craig Shirley, syndicated columnist
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The author illustrates exactly what my thoughts have been for several years and for me, the main point, is the bias by omission. In the evenings I used to watch (notice I said used to watch) NBC, CBS, MSNBC and on occasion ABC, FOX and CNN. On any given night, on some stations, the reporters left just enough information out to 'change' the news. Now, in the morning I listen to BBC in order to get world news. Edited to add that I am a USN Chief, Retired, and spent 10 years + overseas. The news we received was either from the AFRTS radio station or the newspaper with day old news. And, both of those sources were accurate to my knowledge.
Seriously, I don't have the stomach to listen to the national news now. I gave up completely about a year ago and have switched to reading books about the reason 'things' have changed in our country.
And, I agree with the statement that what is missing is the 'integrity and the objection' of the reporters. We, the American people, are the ones that are being fed the biased reporting. Day by day, week by week, and now year by year. Sad but true...
This was an interesting and educational read for me. A lot has changed since the early days of our founding...and I fear not for the best....
Most highly recommended.
Many of us have never been effectually educated so as to understand that we, as a people, own the Bill of Rights. It belongs neither to our Government or to the media. The First Amendment belongs to us. The media is allowed to use it but has no Constitutional right to misuse it. The First Amendment ensures that the media will remain free from government coercion and interference so as to unbiasedly serve you and I. Our Constitutional Framers, doubled down to ensure that the press would remain free from coercion so it could, freely, serve us, the American people. The Framers, who safeguarded us from the government they established, certainly would never want the press to become compromised by any other powerful influences with less than noble intentions. That would constitute unfreedom of the press and would effectively defeat the very purpose of the First Amendment. The media was designed to be our servant and never our master. A media which abuses power is no different from a government which abuses power. The media certainly has a right to an opinion but they have absolutely no Constitutional right to create evidence and facts, or ignore such, to support their opinions. That would constitute a major abuse of power and trust. Sadly, and unfortunately, the media, far too often, is the chief architect of disinformation and that is not what the First Amendment is about.
The recent Gallup poll suggesting that 4 out of 10 Americans support socialism, despite the fact that, as a people, they enjoy a robust economy, that affords them a lifestyle which the rest of the World, and especially socialist countries, enviously only dream about, is no accident. How did that happen? Read the book and wonder no more. The fact that Americans are giving up core cultural values, which have sustained them and their families, for centuries, and are adopting countercultural ideologies, which have an international historical record of dismal failure, is no accident. How did that happen? Read the book and find out. If you wonder why, and how, our government has transformed itself from one that safeguards the liberty we were born with, so we can live our lives and pursue our dreams the way we wish, into one that authoritatively dictates what we may, and may not do, using laws, statutes and regulations, read the book and you will wonder no more.
Levin points out that many in the media know that they are promoting outright lies and/or omitting glaring truths supported by unequivocal facts and evidence. They frame a narrative so that only one side is portrayed in the same fashion that prosecutors address a Grand Jury. An outstanding example is given using Nazism. Adolf Hitler could never have existed without the media support from Joseph Goebbels who held a doctorate in literature and a passion for journalism. Furthermore, the Holocaust, the unforgivable blight upon humankind’s history, was virtually ignored by the NY Times despite its otherwise very extensive coverage of the war. Not to be prejudicial the Times gave equal minimal coverage to Stalin’s ruthless Ukrainian genocide.
Today’s media outlets attempt to manipulate public opinion just the way lawyers attempt to manipulate a jury. They often do so as arrogant elitists, believing that the public will accept whatever they write as gospel even when they are often seen as entirely illogical. Today, more often than not, they are about Party affiliation than they are about truth, facts, and evidence. Entrusted with informing the public with the truth they are often the ones most responsible for intellectual slavery. That is their intended goal and it is the author’s goal to counter that purpose and again make us aware of what Mark Twain wrote over a century ago… ‘If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed.’ If Mark Twain were alive today he would give this book a resounding five-star review just the way I did. Get it, read it, understand it and you will love becoming a whole lot smarter!
Mark Levin explores how our once semi-honorable press has devolved into a left-wing journalist mafia that is barely a step above the world's oldest profession.
Intelligently written, truthful, and a good read.
Two thumbs up.
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Mark Levin exposes the difference between the largely trusted free press of old, and the modern ‘fake news’ media. Based on his knowledge of the American constitution, he shows how the free press used to keep political excesses in check. It used to be part of the checks and balances that kept politicians honest and served democracy. This regulatory function has all but disappeared with the modern media, which has become the mouthpiece of one political party – the ironically-named, Democratic party.
With a ‘globalist’, anti-Trump agenda, it gives a free pass to Democrats when they engage in nefarious activities, while reporting negatively and even making up dishonest stories about Republicans. The betrayal of trust of the public is vast and undermines the very nature of democracy, where there is a vital need for a free press.