Cable News Confidential by Jeff Cohen; Jim Hightower (Foreword by)Veteran producer, pundit, and media critic Jeff Cohen offers a fast-paced romp through the three major cable news channels — Fox, CNN, and MSNBC — and delivers a serious message about their failure to cover the most urgent issues of the day. Propelled by amusing anecdotes featuring famous pundits and media personalities,Cable News Confidentialhighlights the foibles, hypocrisies, and absurdities Cohen witnessed at news organizations run by entertainment conglomerates.
Call Number: General Stacks P94 .C56 2006
Publication Date: 2006
The Wizards of Media Oz by Norman Solomon; Jeff CohenJeff Cohen and Norman Solomon draw their long knives again. Following the take-no-prisoners approach pioneered in their first two volumes, Adventures in Medialand and Through the Media Looking Glass, The Wizards of Media Oz cuts through media bias with scathing, sharp-witted, fun to read prose.In these columns syndicated in over 20 newspapers nationwide, look out for what Molly Ivins terms some of the best press-bashing, honest sleuthing found anywhere. Pandering to no sacred cows -- especially media cash cows -- The Wizards of Media Oz skewers the moneyed interests by exposing the facts behind the headlines.
The Way Things Aren't by FAIRRecently, the media watch organization FAIR had a novel idea for a stinging response to Rush Limbaugh's reign of error: the truth. The Way Things Aren't documents and corrects over 100 whoppers told by The Lyin' King, pitting Limbaugh versus Reality in areas ranging from American history to the environment, health care to rock and roll. It also has features such as "Limbaugh versus Limbaugh" with examples of Limbaugh contradicting himself, cartoons by Garry Trudeau and Tom Tomorrow, seven things you can do about Rush Limbaugh, a postcard to mail to the talk show host about his Limbecile statements, and a foreword to Limbaughland by Molly Ivins that is as scary as it is funny. If you know a dittohead who needs deprogramming or if you want to see for yourself how far out on a Limbaugh Rush really is, pick up a copy of The Way Things Aren't--it's cheaper than The Way Things Ought to Be, and it's been fact checked.