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Chomsky, Noam.

Summary: In his national bestselling 1988 CBC Massey Lectures, Noam Chomsky inquires into the nature of the media in a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control. Specific cases are illustrated in detail, using the U.S. media primarily but also media in other societies. Chomsky considers how the media might...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: House of Anansi Press 1995

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Spence, Gerry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.4502 SPE

Coulter, Ann H.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Forum 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.513 COU

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.513COU

Summary: "Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups, and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values.Tracing the story of media...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SHA

Summary: A satirical comedy in which a British documentary crew follows a radical folksinger (and self-made millionaire) turned senatorial candidate as he blends singing, music videos and scandal on the campaign trail.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Home Entertainment 2000

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BOB

Schieffer, Bob

Summary: "We are in the midst of a communications revolution. We have access to more information than at any time in history. But are we more informed or just overwhelmed by so much information we can't process? In [this book], legendary television journalist Bob Schieffer examines today's journalism and those who practice it -- how they see their profession, how it has been changed by new technology,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 070 SCH

Chester, Jeff.

Summary: Argues that the nation's powerful communications companies are using their political and economic clout to gain control over digital communication channels, creating an electronic media system designed to sell rather than serve the public.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 CHE

Taibbi, Matt

Summary: In this characteristically turbocharged new book, celebrated Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi provides an insider's guide to the variety of ways today's mainstream media tells us lies. Part tirade, part confessional, it reveals that what most people think of as "the news" is, in fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business. In the Internet age, the press have mastered the art of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: OR Books 2019

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Franken, Al.

Summary: Satirist Al Franken examines the political right, and uses their own words against them, taking on the pundits, the politicians, and the issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2004

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 324 FRA

Fritz, Ben.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 FRI

Bordo, Susan

Summary: "A play-by-play of the political forces (both right and left) and media culture that vilified Hillary Clinton during her 2016 Presidential campaign, from cultural critic and feminist scholar Susan Bordo. The Destruction of Hillary Clintonis an answer to the question we've all been asking: How did an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate--whose victory would have...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324 BOR

Kurtz, Howard

Summary: "According to the media, Donald Trump could never become president. Now many are on a mission to prove he shouldn't be president. The Trump administration and the press are at war -- and as in any war, the first casualty has been truth. Bestselling author Howard Kurtz, host of Fox News's Media Buzz and former Washington Post columnist, offers a stunning exposé of how supposedly objective...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 KUR

Moyers, Bill D.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 MOY

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.931 Moyers

Summary: Brings together an ex-"60-Minutes" producer, a United States congressman, as well as some of the country's leading intellectual voices on the media to examine the mix of business, politics and idealogy that is the modern mainstream media. From the very size of the media monopolies and how they got that way to who decides what gets on the air and what doesn't, this film moves through a troubling...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed exclusively in North America by Go Kart Films 2004

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ORW

Rabin-Havt, Ari

Summary: In today's post-truth political landscape, there is a carefully concealed but ever-growing industry of organized misinformation that exists to create and disseminate lies in the service of political agendas. Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters for America present a revelatory history of this industry-which they've dubbed Lies, Incorporated-and show how it has crippled legislative progress on...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2016

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Muto, Joe.

Summary: A memoir of the author's experiences as a liberal employee at Fox News Channel recounts his deliberate decision to reveal unflattering information through Gawker and his witness to the network's right-wing ideologies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MUTO, JOE MUT

Gibson, John

Summary: Bestselling author John Gibson shows that George W. Bush was the victim of a concentrated effort by Democrats and their allies in the press to discredit and distort virtually everything he did. That effort was amazingly successful.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 GIB

Nichols, John.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.23 NIC

Summary: Compiled by author, teacher, and curriculum advisor Ben Walsh, this program features 11 extracts on the Cuban missile crisis from various film archive sources. Clip selections and Walsh's commentary are organized around the following three topics: the build-up to the crisis, the actions and decisions of President John F. Kennedy in confronting the threat, and the outcome of the conflict in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The 2000 presidential election, pitting George Bush against Al Gore, made clear that America was in need of reform. This unique documentary includes Dan Keating, of the Washington Post, discusses his reporting and the media ballot count. Katherine Harris’ strategist, Mac Stipanovich, gives an insider’s view of the recount. Saturday Night Live clips and Darrell Hammond appearing as Bill Clinton,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2002

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Coulter, Ann H.

Summary: Conservative commentator Ann Coulter attacks the immigration issue head-on, flying in the face of La Raza, the Democrats, a media determined to cover up immigrants' crimes, churches that get paid by the government for their "charity," and greedy Republican businessmen and campaign consultants -- all of whom are profiting handsomely from mass immigration that's tearing the country apart....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.6 COU

Summary: The Bush administration marketed and sold the war in Iraq to the American people. How and why did the press buy it, and what does that say about the role of journalists in helping the public sort out fact from propaganda? In this program, veteran journalist Bill Moyers, award-winning producer Kathleen Hughes, and their investigative team piece together the reporting and political spin that...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: In 1911, the first newsreels flickered in America's nickelodeons. In the mid-1960s, they vanished from movie theaters as nightly television newscasts came to dominate visual journalism. In between, newsreels grew into a unique 20th-century institution that informed and entertained whole generations. In this program, Bill Moyers conducts a tour of the cultural and political landscape so...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: The outbreak of World War II saw two motion picture experts from Germany and the United States battle each other with as much ferocity as any army or navy. Their respective missions: to ignite a public desire to wage and win a global conflict. This Bill Moyers program contains an interview with Fritz Hippler, chief filmmaker for the Nazi Party. Hippler unrepentantly claims to have spoken to the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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