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Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the daily internationally broadcast radio and television program Democracy Now, breaks through the corporate media's lies, sound bites, and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles. In place of the usual suspects — the experts who, in Goodman's words, know so little about so much, explain the world to us, and get it so wrong — this accessible, lively collection allows the voices the corporate media exclude and ignore to be heard loud and clear.

From community organizers in New Orleans, to the courageous American soldiers who've said "No" to Washington's wars, to the victims of torture and police violence, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to hear ordinary people standing up and speaking out. Written with all of the fierce intelligence and passion for truth that millions have come to expect from Amy Goodman's reportage, Breaking the Sound Barrier proves the power that independent journalism can play in the struggle for a better world, one in which ordinary citizens are the true experts of their own lives and communities.

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"In this collection of her best online columns, award-winning investigative journalist Goodman showcases a broad knowledge of history and a carefully considered point-of-view, left-leaning but driven by principles rather than party affiliation. A talk radio host and columnist, Goodman takes an anti-establishment stance that eschews experts and sound bites to get to the center of highly charged stories: illegal detention of journalists at the 2008 Republican National Convention, murder by the thousands in East Timor, silver-tongued politicians and executives caught in lies, and more. Fans may be disappointed that no new material has been included, but those unfamiliar with Goodman's work will discover a bold voice that refuses to mince words regardless of the topic or target, along with a wealth of behind-the-headlines reporting." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probing analysis." Noam Chomsky

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"You can learn more of the truth about Washington and the world from one week of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now than from a month of Sunday morning talk shows. Make that a year of Sunday talk shows. That's because Amy, as you will discover on every page of this book, knows the critical question for journalists is how close they are to the truth, not how close they are to power." From the Preface by Bill Moyers

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Amy Goodman gives voice to the heroic stories of people the corporate media exclude and ignore.

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Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probing analysis.--Noam Chomsky

You can learn more of the truth about Washington and the world from one week of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now than from a month of Sunday morning talk shows. Make that a year of Sunday talk shows. That's because Amy, as you will discover on every page of this book, knows the critical question for journalists is how close they are to the truth, not how close they are to power.--From the Preface by Bill Moyers

Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the daily internationally broadcast radio and television program Democracy Now , breaks through the corporate media's lies, sound bites, and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles. In place of the usual suspects--the experts who, in Goodman's words, know so little about so much, explain the world to us, and get it so wrong--this accessible, lively collection allows the voices the corporate media exclude and ignore to be heard loud and clear. From community organizers in New Orleans, to the courageous American soldiers who've said No to Washington's wars, to the victims of torture and police violence, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to hear ordinary people standing up and speaking out. Written with all of the fierce intelligence and passion for truth that millions have come to expect from Amy Goodman's reportage, Breaking the Sound Barrier proves the power that independent journalism can play in the struggle for a better world, one in which ordinary citizens are the true experts of their own lives and communities.

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host/executive producer of Democracy Now airing on nearly 800 stations worldwide. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.. Goodman is the co-author with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of three New York Times bestsellers: Standing Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers.

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Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host/executive producer of Democracy Now, airing on nearly 800 stations worldwide. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media. Goodman is the co-author with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of three New York Times bestsellers: Standing Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers.

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Susan Jacobson, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Susan Jacobson)
i could not put this book down. even though much of what i read made me furious. we are fed so much propaganda by the mainstream media, and it is important for americans to hear news from other sources, given the problems we are facing, nationally and globally. this book makes it clear why we must all support local, independent media sources.
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Susan Jacobson, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Susan Jacobson)
i could not put this book down. even though much of what i read made me furious. we are fed so much propaganda by the mainstream media, and it is important for americans to hear news from other sources, given the problems we are facing, nationally and globally. this book makes it clear why we must all support local, independent media sources.
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Susan Jacobson, October 20, 2009 (view all comments by Susan Jacobson)
i love amy goodman and her show Democracy Now. thank goodness for a little truth in media for a change. this is a wonderful book. if you do not yet know amy goodman--i hope you will meet her through this book! she will win you over.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781931859998
Author:
Goodman, Amy
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
Foreword by:
Moyers, Bill
Foreword:
Moyers, Bill
Editor:
Moynihan, Denis
Author:
Moyers, Bill
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Politics-Political Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.6 x 1.1 in 17.5 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this collection of her best online columns, award-winning investigative journalist Goodman showcases a broad knowledge of history and a carefully considered point-of-view, left-leaning but driven by principles rather than party affiliation. A talk radio host and columnist, Goodman takes an anti-establishment stance that eschews experts and sound bites to get to the center of highly charged stories: illegal detention of journalists at the 2008 Republican National Convention, murder by the thousands in East Timor, silver-tongued politicians and executives caught in lies, and more. Fans may be disappointed that no new material has been included, but those unfamiliar with Goodman's work will discover a bold voice that refuses to mince words regardless of the topic or target, along with a wealth of behind-the-headlines reporting." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probing analysis."
"Review" by , "You can learn more of the truth about Washington and the world from one week of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now than from a month of Sunday morning talk shows. Make that a year of Sunday talk shows. That's because Amy, as you will discover on every page of this book, knows the critical question for journalists is how close they are to the truth, not how close they are to power."
"Synopsis" by ,
Amy Goodman gives voice to the heroic stories of people the corporate media exclude and ignore.
"Synopsis" by , Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probing analysis.--Noam Chomsky

You can learn more of the truth about Washington and the world from one week of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now than from a month of Sunday morning talk shows. Make that a year of Sunday talk shows. That's because Amy, as you will discover on every page of this book, knows the critical question for journalists is how close they are to the truth, not how close they are to power.--From the Preface by Bill Moyers

Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the daily internationally broadcast radio and television program Democracy Now , breaks through the corporate media's lies, sound bites, and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles. In place of the usual suspects--the experts who, in Goodman's words, know so little about so much, explain the world to us, and get it so wrong--this accessible, lively collection allows the voices the corporate media exclude and ignore to be heard loud and clear. From community organizers in New Orleans, to the courageous American soldiers who've said No to Washington's wars, to the victims of torture and police violence, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to hear ordinary people standing up and speaking out. Written with all of the fierce intelligence and passion for truth that millions have come to expect from Amy Goodman's reportage, Breaking the Sound Barrier proves the power that independent journalism can play in the struggle for a better world, one in which ordinary citizens are the true experts of their own lives and communities.

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host/executive producer of Democracy Now airing on nearly 800 stations worldwide. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.. Goodman is the co-author with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of three New York Times bestsellers: Standing Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers.

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