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What Liberal Media? : The Truth about Bias and the News - Eric Alterman

What Liberal Media?

The Truth about Bias and the News

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"Bold, counterintuitive, and cathartic...Alterman is ready for a bar fight, and he comes out swinging. "New York Times Book Review. Widely acclaimed and hotly contested, veteran journalist Eric Alterman's ambitious investigation into the true nature of the US news media touched a nerve and sparked debate across the country. As the question of whose interests the media protects-and how-continues to raise hackles, Alterman's sharp, utterly convincing assessment cuts through the cloud of inflammatory rhetoric, settling the question of liberal bias in the news once and for all. Eye-opening, witty, and thoroughly and solidly researched, What Liberal Media? is required reading for media watchers, and anyone concerned about the potentially dangerous consequences for the future of democracy in America.

"Bold, counterintuitive, and cathartic...Alterman is ready for a bar fight, and he comes out swinging...Alterman is not afraid to name names, and he goes after many of the sacred cows of his profession'. The New York Times Book Review"

Preface to the Paperback Editionp. xi
Preface to the Hardcover Edition and Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: Bias, Slander, and BSp. 1
You're Only As Liberal As the Man Who Owns Youp. 14
The Punditocracy One: Televisionp. 28
The Punditocracy Two: Printp. 45
The Punditocracy Three: Radio and the Internetp. 70
The Punditocracy Four: Experts and the World of Ideasp. 81
What Social Bias?p. 104
What Economic Bias?p. 118
The Clinton Administrationp. 139
The 2000 Electionp. 148
Floridap. 175
W's Worldp. 192
The (Really) Conservative Mediap. 225
Conclusion: An Honorable Professionp. 262
Afterword: "Operation Iraqi Freedom"p. 268
Notesp. 293
Indexp. 337
Reader Discussion Guidep. 353
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ISBN: 9780465001774
ISBN-10: 0465001777
Series: Art of Mentoring Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 3rd March 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1