End Times: The Death of the Fourth Estate

End Times The Death of the Fourth Estate We can no longer trust that our journalists are reporting the news without underlying corporate or governmental agendas The US government deregulates radio and right wing Clear Channel gobbles up avai

  • Title: End Times: The Death of the Fourth Estate
  • Author: Alexander Cockburn Jeffrey St. Clair
  • ISBN: 9781904859376
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • We can no longer trust that our journalists are reporting the news without underlying corporate or governmental agendas The US government deregulates radio and right wing Clear Channel gobbles up available frequencies Journalists are embedded and the war in Iraq is a noble one Whether the information is fabricated, one sided, or illegally obtained, recent scandals likeWe can no longer trust that our journalists are reporting the news without underlying corporate or governmental agendas The US government deregulates radio and right wing Clear Channel gobbles up available frequencies Journalists are embedded and the war in Iraq is a noble one Whether the information is fabricated, one sided, or illegally obtained, recent scandals like those involving Judy Miller and Robert Woodward only serve to underline the point that journalistic integrity is not what it used to be.Enter Jeffrey St Clair and Alexander Cockburn, who have not only kept the tradition of muckraking alive, but have reinvented and reinvigorated it for our times Their newest effort, End Times, presents a detailed scrutiny of the quality print press and leading corporate media in the last decade, detailing a disastrous sequence of misrepresentation, suppression, ignorance, and willful embrace of the government s agenda These essays trace the impending disintegration of what is now old media the traditional and now potentially tainted sources of our daily news and looks toward the emergence of an entirely new landscape of mass communications one that includes a populist approach to information dissemination.

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    1. I miss Alexander Cockburn. Counterpunch just isn't the same without his biting sarcasm and wit.This collection of essays is mostly written or co-written by Cockburn, and it is mostly first-class work. He manages to expose corruption and chicanery without offering either easy answers or depressing the reader into impotence; I think its that biting style of his, which has a curiously bracing effect––it's almost pleasurable to read about political wickedness when it's described with such fiendi [...]

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