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By Alan Bisbort

ISBN-10: 0313347654

ISBN-13: 9780313347658

This interesting quantity deals an summary of the main influential and infamous media scandals, from newspaper writer John Peter Zenger's groundbreaking 1735 trial for printing and publishing fake, scandalous, malicious and seditious statements to Dr. Phil McGraw's 2008 thwarted try to strength his tv cameras within Britney Spears' health facility room, from the makes an attempt to prohibit literature by way of the likes of D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Henry Miller, and Allen Ginsberg to the excesses of gossip mongers like Walter Winchell, Hedda Hopper, Geraldo Rivera, and Matt Drudge. It delves into the tabloid press and walks in the course of the minefields of political opinion shapers, the shouters, the muckrakers and whistleblowers.America's obsession with scandal-and the media's boundless skill to record and infrequently even create it-did now not commence with O.J. Simpson, Rush Limbaugh, or Britney Spears. It was once ingrained within the cloth of our kingdom even sooner than Paul Revere made his recognized journey. certainly, our media's adored correct to loose expression used to be hard-won and is now safe through the 1st modification to the U.S. structure, however it comes with duties and is fraught with peril. the stress among the 2 forces of loose expression and permissible material has, all through American heritage, triggered media scandals-public outcries, felony complaints, denunciations, violence and, with regards to Salman Rushdie's 1988 novel IThe Satanic Verses deaths. The early battles via the print media-newspapers, magazines, books-over censorship, ebook banning, booklet burning, obscenity, blasphemy and libel set the basis for even higher battles because the media increased into radio, tv and the web. This attention-grabbing quantity bargains an outline of the main influential and infamous media scandals, from newspaper writer John Peter Zenger's groundbreaking 1735 trial for printing and publishing fake, scandalous, malicious and seditious statements to Dr. Phil McGraw's 2008 thwarted try to strength his tv cameras within Britney Spears' health center room, from the makes an attempt to prohibit literature via the likes of D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Henry Miller, and Allen Ginsberg to the excesses of gossip mongers like Walter Winchell, Hedda Hopper, Geraldo Rivera, and Matt Drudge. It delves into the tabloid press and walks throughout the minefields of political opinion shapers, the shouters, the muckrakers and whistleblowers.Media Scandals examines this interesting, stricken and occasionally inspiring topic from various views. First, via its recurrent subject matters, which achieve throughout all media: politics; censorship; race and faith; intercourse and morals. the second one 1/2 the quantity then examines every one in additional aspect: e-book publishing; newspapers and magazines; radio and tv, and the web. Augmenting this important source is a close timeline to aid scholars positioned the wide-ranging scandals into historic viewpoint, and an intensive bibliography to inspire additional examine.

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1929) and Can These Things Be! (1931), containing material censored by the government. He published the first expose of the global arms trade, Iron, Blood and Profits (1934), followed by an account of Benito Mussolini, Sawdust Caesar (1935), and two books on the newspaper business, Freedom of the Press (1935) and Lords of the Press (1938). He was one of the first American journalists to confront the right wing, in his prescient book, Witch Hunt (1940), for which Senator McCarthy later accused him of being a Communist.

Some of the great names in advocacy journalism appeared in the pages of the above periodicals, including John Reed, Theodore Dreiser, Elizabeth Cochrane (‘‘Nellie Bly’’), Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, Upton Sinclair, Ida B. Wells, Dorothy Thompson (the first correspondent to be expelled from Nazi Germany by order of Hitler), Thomas Merton, and Philip and Donald Berrigan. Many of these publications were subject to harassment from the state and federal governments, for their alleged ties to Moscow, and for their unapologetically leftist and radical political advocacy, which by definition put them in opposition to the political and corporate status quo.

Invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the Bush administration’s push for war with Iran, and the possibility of nuclear weapons being used on a preemptive basis. ’’ On June 13, 1972, the New York Times began printing a series of controversial articles on the history of America’s involvement in Vietnam. Though the two lead articles carried the bylines of Neil Sheehan and Hedrick Smith, respectively, the stories were actually based on a classified (read: top secret) 47-volume study commissioned by former Secretary of Defense Robert S.

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