Breaking The News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy

Breaking The News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy by James Fallows

Title: Breaking The News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy
Author: James Fallows
ISBN10: 0679758569
ISBN13: 978-0679758563
Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage Books Ed edition (January 14, 1997)
Language: English
Subcategory: Politics & Government
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Rating: 3.8/5
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Pages: 352 pages
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Breaking The News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy by James Fallows


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Why do Americans mistrust the news media? It may be because show like "The McLaughlin Group" reduce participating journalists to so many shouting heads. Or because, increasingly, the profession treats issues as complex as health-care reform and foreign policy as exercises in political gamesmanship. These are just a few of the arguments that have made Breaking the News so controversial and so widely acclaimed. Drawing on his own experience as a National Book Award-winning journalist--and on the gaffes of colleagues from George Will to Cokie Roberts--Fallows shows why the media have not only lost our respect but alienated us from our public life. "Important and lucid...It moves smartly beyond the usual attacks on sensationalism and bias to the more profound problems in modern American journalism...dead-on."--Newsweek