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The Resource Tragedy and farce : how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracy, John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney ; with illustrations by Tom Tomorrow

Tragedy and farce : how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracy, John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney ; with illustrations by Tom Tomorrow

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Tragedy and farce : how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracy
Title
Tragedy and farce
Title remainder
how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracy
Statement of responsibility
John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney ; with illustrations by Tom Tomorrow
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney, two of the country's leading media analysts and founders of the national media reform group Free Press, dissect the abysmal coverage of the Iraq War and the 2004 presidential election, showing how these media failures expose the decline in resources and standards for political journalism, the organized campaign by the political right to control the news cycle, and the ascendancy of infotainment. Tragedy and Farce helps us to navigate among swift boats and Humvees, from the machinations of the Sinclair Broadcasting Group to the dismissals of the Downing Street memo. Ultimately, Nichols and McChesney argue that the media crisis is not due to incompetent or corrupt journalists but to corrupt policy making that has allowed the media to become the private domain of billionaire investors and massive corporations. In our highly concentrated media system it has become commercially and politically irrational to do the kind of journalism a self-governing society requires."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nichols, John
Dewey number
302.23/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
P95.82.U6
LC item number
N53 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McChesney, Robert Waterman
  • Tomorrow, Tom
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • United States
Label
Tragedy and farce : how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracy, John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney ; with illustrations by Tom Tomorrow
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-211)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Tucker is a what? -- Tragedy and farce -- The crisis in journalism -- Oh, what an embedded war -- The policing of the primaries -- Media and the November election -- Media for a people who mean to be their own governors
Control code
ocm60644867
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781595580160
Lccn
2005050514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)60644867
Label
Tragedy and farce : how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracy, John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney ; with illustrations by Tom Tomorrow
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-211)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Tucker is a what? -- Tragedy and farce -- The crisis in journalism -- Oh, what an embedded war -- The policing of the primaries -- Media and the November election -- Media for a people who mean to be their own governors
Control code
ocm60644867
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781595580160
Lccn
2005050514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)60644867

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