Breaking the Sound Barrier
Corporate control of print, TV, and radio poses serious problems for the communication needs of a democratic society. Without a broad spectrum of information and perspectives citizens are offered narrow choices on critical public issues. For example, discussions on Iran are limited to one guest saying, “Why wait? Let’s attack now and get it over with.” And the other saying, “Now is not the right time. Our military is overextended in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let’s wait till later.” Where is the view expressing, “An attack on any country, not just Iran, that is not threatening you is a grave breach of the UN Charter and international law and would constitute a major war crime.”
Amy Goodman is the award-winning host of Democracy Now the daily syndicated radio and TV program. Howard Zinn says, “Amy Goodman has carried the great muckraking tradition of Upton Sinclair, George Seldes, and I.F. Stone into the electronic age, creating a powerful counter to the mainstream media.” She’s the author of The Exception to the Rulers and Breaking the Sound Barrier.
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