Press Freedoms in a Post-Truth Society-The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2016-2017
ISBN10: 1609807812 ISBN13: 9781609807818 Contributors: Roth, Andy Lee (Editor); Project Censored (Corporate Author); Kumar, Deepa (Foreword); Bendip, Khalil (Illustrator) Publisher: Seven Stories Pr Published: Oct 3 2017 Pages: 271 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Did you know that over a thousand communities in the US are experiencing lead contamination at quadruple the rates found in Flint, Michigan? Or that the US Army has accumulated $6.5 trillion in expenditures that cannot be accounted for? What about the racially biased software used by judges to predict future crimes, or the fossil fuel industry's influence over environmental research?Haven't heard the news? Neither did the rest of the world. That's because these and countless other news items are suppressed or ignored by our nation's free press every day. For the past forty-two years, Project Censored has been unearthing the buried stories that corporate media deem unfit to print--and debunking the fake news governments and corporations use to consolidate their power--to promote well-informed citizen action and critical media literacy. This year's Project Censored yearbook features: - The New American Authoritarianism by Nolan Higdon and Nicholas L. Baham III - Trump Universe, a graphic chapter by Adam Bessie and Peter Glanting - Defamation as Censorship in the Social-Media Era by Elizabeth Blakey - Still Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman - Breaking Through Power by Ralph Nader Plus Junk Food News and News Abuse and Media Democracy in Action. In a time of post-truth fictions and rampant propaganda, Project Censored is on the case, holding the corporate media to account for its misleading spins, convenient lies, and outright censorship.