Into the buzzsaw: leading journalists expose the myth of a free press

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Prometheus Books, 2002 - Political Science - 392 pages
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Here, for the first time in the history of American journalism, almost two dozen award winning print and TV journalists have collaborated to produce this book of devastating essays about the dangerous state of American journalism today. Writing in riveting, often gut wrenching detail about their personal experiences with the "buzzsaw" -- concerted corporate and/or government efforts to kill their controversial stories and their careers -- the contributors reveal the awesome depth and breadth of censorship in America today. Their essays portray a press corps that regularly engages in self-censorship and attacks reporters who come under fire for not doing so. They describe a Fourth Estate that has largely relinquished its watchdog role and that has been co-opted by corporate and government powers. The bigger picture is that of a press actively contributing to the demise of democracy in America.

By virtue of the content of their first-person accounts and the fact that they are of the highest caliber and have virtually centuries of experience among them, the contributors to Into the Buzzsaw have created the equivalent of a nuclear event in American journalism. But they also point out where great reporting still occurs, how to work within the existing system to get out important stories, and how things could be improved.

Anyone who wants to know what's really going on in our nation's corridors of power, or who reads or watches the news on a regular basis, should read this book. One thing is certain: after reading this book, you will never again see or hear the news in the same way.

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Review: Into The Buzzsaw: LEADING JOURNALISTS EXPOSE THE MYTH OF A FREE PRESS

User Review  - Todd - Goodreads

Must read for looking at the main stream media and how it works. Read full review

Review: Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press

User Review  - Edward Amato - Goodreads

Brilliant expose' on our "Liberal Press" and how corporate America has control over what is reported. If you think you hate Monsanto now, wait until you read this. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
5
Editors Introduction
11
The Fox the Hounds and the Sacred Cows
37
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Kristina Borjesson is an Emmy and Murrow Award-winning investigative reporter who has worked for CBS and CNN.

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