Synopses & Reviews
Taking a critical perspective on the economics and politics of "presenting" the news, this topical supplement argues that the media systematically distorts news coverage.
Taking a critical perspective on the economics and politics of
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-254) and index.
For many people an issue does not exist until appears in the news media. Indeed, what we even define as an issue or event, what we see and hear, and what we do not see and hear are greatly determined by those who control the communications world. One book cannot cover all that might be said about the media. The author concentrates on national and international politico-economic class issues, with some attention given to the racist and sexist biases in the media.
Table of Contents
1. From Cronkites Complaint to Orwells Oversight. 2. "Freedom of the Press Belongs to the Man Who Owns One" 3. Who Controls the News? 4. Objectivity and Government Manipulation. 5. The Big Sell. 6. Giving Labor the Business. 7. "Liberal" Media, Conservative Bias. 8. The Media Fight the Red Menace. 9. Doing the Third World. 10. For the New World Order. 11. Propaganda Themes. 12. Methods of Misrepresentation. 13. Culture, Control, and Resistance. Appendix: A Guide to Alternative Media. Notes. Index.