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Critics described the first edition of this highly acclaimed book as "fascinating and disturbing," "uplifting" and "infuriating," as well as a "penetrating collection of powerful essays." This highly acclaimed book won the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism and was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the most extraordinary titles of ...more
Paperback, 462 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Prometheus Books
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Bruce
This book is a must read for aspiring journalists and for people who are interested in keeping the U.S. a free, democratic country. These essays by award-winning investigative journalists and news anchors point out how the media moguls control what is news and what is not. The lament several of the authors have is the lack of gumption to go against the grain. Too many reporters and journalists are willing to accept the data sheets provided by both government and corporations rather than do any i ...more
Cwn_annwn_13
I already knew that the mainstream media is a totally controlled propaganda tool for the ruling class so while these stories were all interesting, none were any surprise to me. What surprised me is that journalists from outlets like CNN, CBS news, Fox news, BBC and major big city newspapers would actually speak out about their experiences being censored, spied on, slandered, threatened and in the case of Gary Webb, in my opinion, murdered after digging up stories that step on the wrong peoples a ...more
Mia
This book gets 5 stars for its outrage-provoking and often mind-blowing content. I read it when it first came out, but now that I see there is a revised and expanded edition with updates on the original cases and new ones added, including on one Iraq, I think I need to read it again. The Publishers Weekly reviewe said, 'if members of the general public read this book, or even portions of it, they will be appalled.' What higher recommendation do you need?

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NPR. "Journalists expose the myth of a free press" --
Stephanie Griffin
INTO THE BUZZSAW: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press, pretty much says it all right there in the title. Edited by Kristina Borjesson, an Emmy and Murrow Award winner for her investigative journalism, this revised version (published in 2004) contains 19 accounts and essays about the censoring and decline of investigative journalism and the reasons behind it.
Not just for other journalists, the accounts in this book are of serious issues and should be read by everyone.
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Brian
A series of individual essays that show what stories get out and what ones go into the shredder. The old saying from Mark Twain was never truer: If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed
Leigh
great book by reporters on why they can't get certain stories into main stream media. brilliant book.
Toothy_grin
A vital, reality-based antidote to the propaganda about liberal media.
Todd
Must read for looking at the main stream media and how it works.
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Born in Washington, D.C. Borjesson grew up in Port-au-Prince Haiti, the daughter of a civil engineer and a businesswoman. She has been an investigative reporter for thirty years. She published her first book, Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press, in response to being censored while investigating the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800. Buzzsaw won the National Press Club’ ...more
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