Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back

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Hyperion, Sep 4, 2007 - Political Science - 352 pages
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Torture. Kidnapping. Bogus wars. Illegal wiretapping. Propaganda. Spies in the newsrooms. Oil profiteers. Soldiers who won't fight. Mothers of fallen soldiers Who will.In Static, the bestselling brother-sister team of Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, and investigative journalist David Goodman takes on government liars, corporate profiteers, and the media that have acted as their cheerleaders. The authors cut through the official static to show the truth about war, torture, and government control of the media. Static breaks the sound barrier to present the voices of dissidents, activists, and others who are often frozen out of official debate.Read Static. Become informed. Fight back. Defend democracy.
  

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Review: Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back

User Review  - Marc - Goodreads

How the fifth estate failed during the Baby Bush error-er...era. It was a phony terror war and anyone that had a brain knew it. Sadly, not many in America were conscious at the time and the media ... Read full review

Review: Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back

User Review  - Gordon Hilgers - Goodreads

Like many books written in the wake of outrageous activities by the Bush/Cheney administration, Amy Goodman's "Static" follows a familiar pattern of delineating a list of crimes. However, "Static ... Read full review

Contents

Unembedded
1
LIARS AND CHEERLEADERS
15
Outlaw Nation
17
Watching You
46
News Fakers
62
Unreality TV
73
The Mighty Wurlitzer
90
Hijacking Public Media
100
The Torturers Apprentice
149
Exporting Abuse
168
Unembedded in Fallujah
189
Oil Profiteers
199
FIGHTING BACK
207
Cindys Crawford
209
AntiWarriors
222
Human Wrongs
244

Whitewashing Haiti
113
Witch Hunt
132

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Amy Goodman is an internationally acclaimed journalist. She has won many of the most prestigious awards in journalism, including the George Polk Award, the Alfred I duPont-Columbia University Award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting. Democracy Now! airs on more than 200 radio and TV stations around the world. David Goodman is an award-winning independent journalist whose articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Mother Jones, Outside, The Nation, and numerous other publications. He is the author most recently of the critically acclaimed Fault Lines: Journeys into the New South Africa. He lives with his wife and two children in Vermont.

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