Torture. Kidnapping. Bogus wars. Illegal wiretapping. Propaganda. Spies in the newsrooms. Oil profiteers. Soldiers who won't fight. Mothers of fallen soldiers Who will.In Static, the bestselling brother-sister team of Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, and investigative journalist David Goodman takes on government liars, corporate profiteers, and the media that have acted as their cheerleaders. The authors cut through the official static to show the truth about war, torture, and government control of the media. Static breaks the sound barrier to present the voices of dissidents, activists, and others who are often frozen out of official debate.Read Static. Become informed. Fight back. Defend democracy.
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I happened to find this book while searching for another title here at Amazon ~~ it came as a suggested buy and I ditched the first title in favor of this one ~~ and I haven't regretted the decision since. Once I picked up this book, I wasn't able to put it down. It is disturbing and equally disquieting. I cannot believe there aren't more people talking about this book or Democracy Now!
This book covers the lack of media reportage of human rights violations across the world. That alone is disturbing. But what makes me even more nervous is that the violations are also being supported by the current administration that we have now. They are the most secretive administration ever in the US history and no wonder, after reading this book, are they so secretive. And the media goes right along with them in covering up their crimes. As a former news designer for a very tiny newspaper (remind you!), I have seen what happened when big corporations get in the way of decision-making of...
"Static" published in 2006 will seem painfully dated to most readers in 2010 but media manipulation and propaganda never go out of syle. Hopefully you already know of Amy Goodman from FSTV (Free Speech TV) available for free on Dish Satelite and countless other sources throughout the country. In her book "Static" she takes us on a distressing journey of discovery into the world of media manipulation during The Bush Administration and introduces the reader to everyday citizens who have questioned and challenged the distortions, lies and propaganda. Goodman disects the individual cases exposing who was responsible and their intentions. While doing so she also gives the reader lots of examples of how to detect who and what is behind the stories we hear everyday from the media and its talking heads.
This should be read by every citizen to know what our government has done in our name. It is very well researched and written. Be prepared to be sickened by it.
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