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Censored 2010: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008#09

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The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a nation ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by Seven Stories Press (first published October 1st 2009)
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Chris
Project Censored, I believe, would not approve of the GR deletions.
Beth
Feb 17, 2010 Beth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
Great content that is also horribly depressing. A painful look at how little true journalism is left in the US, recent stories that should have received coverage but didn't, as well as a look at big junk stories that did get tremendous coverage. There is an attempt at optimism at the end, by presenting past censored stories that finally got some deserved coverage, but ultimately - even if only a fraction of this book is accurate, and I suspect most of it is -- is is a devasting indictment of how ...more
Andrew Yoder
Apr 28, 2010 Andrew Yoder rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
The one thing about this book is the price - the top 25 Censored Stories of 2008-2009 are really powerful, but that comprises only about 50 pages of the entire book. If that's all you are interested in, best to just read from the website.

The remainder of the book contains all kinds of information on Media Censorship as well as updates on past year's Project Censored stories - if anything has happened with the stories, any change in media coverage, etc.

I found the entire book to be pretty valuab
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Sherry
Dec 27, 2010 Sherry rated it really liked it
Very good book. It had a lot of stories in it. Some of the stories I had never heard of..such as the one dealing with the question of whether water is a commodity or a right. That supports their claim that the mainstream press in the US doesn't really cover the news. They also have a website which I looked up after reading the book. A good place to look for real news.
Steve
Apr 24, 2012 Steve rated it it was amazing
Everytime I read one of these, I get really pissed off. That's why it took me 2 years to get around to this one, I guess.
Angelica
Feb 09, 2012 Angelica rated it really liked it
Illuminating and worth the read. Please, everyone who wants to be a well-informed citizen, PICK UP THIS BOOK NOW.
Samantha
Dec 26, 2010 Samantha rated it really liked it
I'm number 21
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