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When News Lies Paperback – January 1, 2006
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"Danny Schecter is not just another media watchdog. He is usually way ahead of the pack..." -- Tom Fenton, former chief foreign correspondent of CBS News and author of BAD NEWS (Harper Collins)
"This book should be considered required reading for anyone who cares..." -- Katherine Mosby, Author and Poet, Nominee for National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize
"With passion and precision, Danny Schechter shows us how American journalism became the servant of power..." -- Joe Conason, columnist and author
From the Publisher
When News Lies By Danny Schechter offers an up to date indictment of the role media played in promoting and misreporting the war on Iraq. It is an analysis of how and why the media got it wrong that pinpoints the failures of journalism and the collusion of media companies with the Bush Administration. The author of EMBEDDED: Weapons of Mass Deception (Prometheus 2003), an account of the TV coverage of the US invasion, returns with a more comprehensive, updated and insider look at the media complicity that Schechter argues "made the war possible."
"Most of the anti-war movement focused on the crimes of the Bush Administration ignoring the mainstream media, its far more effective accomplice," says former network producer Danny Schechter (ABC, CNN). "The government orchestrated the war while the media marketed it. You couldn't have one without the other."
WHEN NEWS LIES includes the feature -length DVD of the prize-winning film WMD (Weapons of Mass Deception). The book will also include the complete script as well as a discussion of the challenges of exposing media with media with a documentary on the media war fought alongside the military campaign. WHEN NEWS LIES also includes a foreword by acclaimed media writer and Vanity Fair columnist Michael Wolff and prefaces by independent Iraq reporter Dahr Jamail and information warfare specialist Colonel (Ret) Sam Gardiner, a war analyst for the PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
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Diane C. Donovan
This book reveals it all! Way to go Danny!