Unfreedom of the Press

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Simon and Schuster, May 21, 2019 - Political Science - 272 pages
Six-time New York Times bestselling author, FOX News star, and radio host Mark R. Levin “trounces the news media” (The Washington Times) in this timely and groundbreaking book demonstrating how the great tradition of American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession that has squandered the faith and trust of the public.

Unfreedom of the Press is not just another book about the press. In “Levin’s finest work” (Breitbart), he shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within—not through actions of government officials, but with its own abandonment of reportorial integrity and objective journalism.

With the depth of historical background for which his books are renowned, Levin takes you on a journey through the early American patriot press, which proudly promoted the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. This is followed by the early decades of the Republic during which newspapers around the young country were open and transparent about their fierce allegiance to one political party or another.

It was only at the start of the Progressive Era and the 20th century that the supposed “objectivity of the press” first surfaced, leaving us where we are today: with a partisan party-press overwhelmingly aligned with a political ideology but hypocritically engaged in a massive untruth as to its real nature.

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User Review  - Renzomalo - LibraryThing

Not a particularly easy read, but one full of facts, figures, quotes and, most importantly, perspective. Even suffering for "news cycle" overload, I found "Unfreedom of the Press" filled with historical and political background that is routinely skirted by the 24/7 news outlets. Read full review

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User Review  - walterhistory - LibraryThing

Mark R Levin's hard hitting book on the collapse of the firewall between the press & government goes between the eyes. It is a careful expose of the press' inexplicable unity with one political party ... Read full review


Unfreedom of the Press
News as Political and Ideological Activism
The Early Patriot Press
The Modern Democratic PartyPress
The Real Threat to Press Freedom
News Propaganda and PseudoEvents
The New York Times Betrays Millions
The Truth About Collusion Abuse of Power and Character
A Standardless Profession

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Mark R. Levin, nationally syndicated talk-radio host, host of LevinTV, chairman of Landmark Legal Foundation, and the host of the FOX News show Life, Liberty, & Levin, is the author of six consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers: Liberty and Tyranny, Plunder and Deceit, Rediscovering Americanism, Ameritopia, The Liberty Amendments, and Unfreedom of the Press. Liberty and Tyranny spent three months at #1 and sold more than 1.5 million copies. His books Men in Black and Rescuing Sprite were also New York Times bestsellers. Levin is an inductee of the National Radio Hall of Fame and was a top adviser to several members of President Ronald Reagan’s cabinet. He holds a BA from Temple University and a JD from Temple University Law School.

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