Weapons of Mass Distortion: The Coming Meltdown of the Liberal Media (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Jul 6, 2004 - Social Science - 272 pages
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Could Al Franken and his left-wing cronies possibly be right? Is liberal media bias just a myth propagated by conservatives, and have the mainstream media actually swung to the right?

Absolutely not.

In the new book Weapons of Mass Distortion, L. Brent Bozell III—founder and president of the Media Research Center, America’s largest and most respected media watchdog organization—presents the definitive account of how liberal bias in the news industry is alive and well.

But here’s the thing: The liberal media are headed for a downfall. Bozell demonstrates how their monopoly on information is at last coming to an end, in large part because journalists continue to deny the bias that infects their news coverage. His unrivaled expertise allows him to show readers exactly how the media landscape is changing—and to expose the even bigger changes that are coming.

Marshaling an astonishing amount of evidence, Bozell documents exactly how the news media deliberately attempt to set the national agenda through their slanted coverage. In the process he destroys the arguments that Franken and many other left-wing commentators have put forward regarding media bias.

Weapons of Mass Distortion also reveals:

• How the liberal media’s slanted coverage of President George W. Bush will play a huge role in the 2004 elections
• Why liberals’ claims about the influence of Fox News and the “conservative media” are wrong—and deliberately misleading
• How the mainstream press has waged war on the war on terrorism
• Never-before-told stories of how leading journalists, behind the scenes, betray the liberal bias they so forcefully deny in public—incidents that Bozell has witnessed firsthand
• How the same journalists who condemn the Right for “hate speech” regularly launch (and get away with) vicious personal attacks on conservatives
• Clear evidence that the major news outlets are hemorrhaging viewers, readers, and listeners precisely because of their liberal bias

By dominating the news media for so long, liberals have been able to control what we see and hear. But as Bozell makes clear, the Left will lose that control soon enough.

From the Hardcover edition.

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It is hard to believe that the market for books on bias in the press is not completely saturated. Recent works like Al Franken's Lies and Eric Alterman's What Liberal Media? charge that the media ... Read full review

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Very good expose, and the truth of the liberal media bias. Read full review

About the author (2004)

L. Brent Bozell III is the founder and president of the Media Research Center, the nation’s largest media watchdog organization. He is regularly invited to provide media expertise for all of the major television networks, the cable news channels, and hundreds of radio programs, including NPR’s Morning Edition, the Sean Hannity Show, and the Rush Limbaugh Show. Bozell is also a nationally syndicated writer whose work appears in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the New York Post, the Los Angeles Times, and National Review. He lives in northern Virginia with his family.

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