Now in paperback, the national bestseller that challenges the corporate and political hypocrisy that has silenced America n Exception to the Rulers, award-winning journalist Amy Goodman exposes the lies, corruption, and crimes of the power elite-an elite that is bolstered by large media conglomerates who obscure the truth. Her goal is 'to go where the silence is, to give voice to the silenced majority,' and she is fond of quoting Margaret Mead: 'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.' This book informs and empowers people to act on that principle.
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Very important information watchers get from Democracy Now! every day. So this book.
I learned many big names by this book: Mr. George Walker Bush, Mr. Salvador Allende, Mr. Henry Kissinger, Mr.Bob Kerry, Mr. Newt Gingrich, and so on.
I strongly recommend you this book to know interesting/shocking information for our lives.
Indian essayist and activist Arundhati Roy said in her book An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire (2004, Cambridge, MA: South End Press) that, "We need to know the difference between what we know and what we are told...between what is concealed and what is revealed...and between the real world and the virtual world," (p. 96). In Exception to the Rulers Amy Goodman helps us to do just that by exposing the power elite's unholy alliance with corporate media and making the case for independent media of which she is a major proponent and practitioner in her role as host of Democracy Now.
The Exception to the Rulers is divided into 18 chapters and an introduction entitled "The Silenced Majority," in which Goodman describes the responsibility of a journalist as "going to where the silence is: giving voice to the forgotten, forsaken, and beaten down by the powerful." She provides rich analysis and chilling illustrations of big government's collaboration with media conglomerates to...
Amy Goodman's chief point is that corporate media strangle the free flow of information and that is preventing the big majority of Americans from using their democratic rights. Nothing is a better example of this than the false picture of 9/11 and the war on Iraq beamed into America's living rooms by CBS, NBC, ABC and so on during the last year and a half.. I am not surprised this book is selling so well even though it doesn't have big budget advertising behind it. The average American senses they are not getting the whole story and are reaching out for alternative explantions to those offered by the Halliburtons and the Texacos. Lots of them are discovering Amy Goodman's book and her remarkable radio news show Democracy Now. I think anyone who reads it will be glad they did.
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