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Scary, in a scary way. Posted on 04/09/2002.

I'm swamped with responsibilities, so please excuse my updating negligence. For folks here for the IA thang, there's a good discussion occuring around the "dis-content" post. I'd love to see more comments!

But what I'm posting about is this Alternet story that landed in my inbox, 18 Tales of Media Censorship, about the new book, "Into the Buzzsaw", which is

a collection of essays, mostly by serious journalists excommunicated from the media establishment for tackling subjects like the CIA's role in drug smuggling, lies perpetuated by the investigators of TWA flight 800, POWs rotting in Vietnam, a Korean war massacre, the disenfranchisement of black voters in Bush's election, bovine growth hormone's dangers and a host of other unpopular issues.

I studied mass communications at Cal, where I was introduced to the evils of the corporate control of media, and the astonishing amount of "self-censorship" that occurs therein. This book seems to capture part of the reason I couldn't happily engage in such a career.

Alternet appears to be a treasure trove of good stories. I should check it out more often.

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I misread "I studied mass communications at Cal, where I was introduced to the evils of the corporate control of media" as "I studied mass communications at Cal, where I was introduced to the elvis of the corporate control of media" which made me wonder how much time you'd spent with Todd Gitlin at Cal. Heh.
Posted by richard @ 04/12/2002 07:43 AM PST [link to this comment]

happily, i only had to take one of his self-aggrandizing classes....
Posted by peterme @ 04/15/2002 07:43 AM PST [link to this comment]

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