Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Myth of the Liberal Media
The first book from Media Lens has just been published, entitled Guardians of Power: The Myth of the Liberal Media.

"The liberal media tell both sides of the story - kind of. They emphasise the state-corporate version of the truth, particularly in news reporting. This is then ‘balanced’ by commentary that presents superficial or trivial counter-arguments that do not seriously challenge the official view....
"This consistently has the effect of pacifying and neutralising the most concerned and motivated section of society - people drawn to progressive, liberal ideas. By contrast, the right-wing press preaches to the converted, people who are happy with the status quo and keen for it not to be challenged."

To find out more about the book read the most recent Media Lens

For synopsis, table of contents, details of price and how to buy a copy go to the Media Lens bookshop: