Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias in News Media

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Carol Publishing Group, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 419 pages
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"Committed, eloquent writings that plumb teh psychological and political complexities of mass-mediated experience." --San Francisco Chronicle

"An essential text." --Utne Reader

"More than helping to detect bias, "Unreliable Sources" tells the stories behind the stories called news. It should help build a national constituency for liberating media from all major constraints-- corporate as well as governmental." --George Gerbner, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Communications, The Annenberg School for Communications

"You gotta love these guys. Not only have Lee and Solomon written a timely consumer primer on conservative bias in reporting, they've done it with humor." --Washington Journalism Review

A vital handbook for deciphering widespread media bias. "Unreliable Sources" dissects news coverage of a wide range of issues-- taxes, the Persian Gulf, social security, abortion, drugs, environmental pollution, U.S.-Soviet relations, terrorism, the Third World-- and exposes the key stories that have been censored or glossed over by major media.

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Contents

Mixed Messages
3
Consider the Sources
15
How to See Through Them
32
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Martin A. Lee is the author of four books, including most recently "Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana" "Medical, Recreational and Scientific". He is the cofounder of the media watch group FAIR and the director of Project CBD, a medical science information service. He is also the author of "Acid Dreams" and "The Beast Reawakens", and his writing has appeared in many publications, including "The Washington Post", "The Los Angeles Times", "Harper s Magazine", "Le Monde Diplomatique", "Rolling Stone", "The Nation", Salon.com, HuffingtonPost.com, and TheDailyBeast.com.

Norman Solomon is a freelance writer and journalist, and a regular contributor to the Jewish Chronicle. He is a Fellow in Modern Jewish Thought at the Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. His previous publications include Judaism and World Religion and he contributed to The Oxford Companion
to the Jewish Religion.

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