recommend the following links and resources for "Fair
and Balanced" reporting on news, American politics,
and the doings of the Radical Right.
Some excellent books do a great job giving an overview
of the challenge facing decent people in the US today.
We particularly recommend the following:
Alterman, What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias
and the News, (Basic Books, 2003)
Brock, Blinded By The Right: The Conscience of an
Ex-Conservative, (Three Rivers Press, 2002)
Conason, Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine
and How It Distorts the Truth, (St. Martin's Press,
Corn, The Lies of George W. bush: Mastering the Politics
of Deception (Crown, 2003)
Franken, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them:
A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, (E P Dutton;
Hightower, Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen
Our Country--And Its Time to Take It Back (Viking,
Huffington, Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed
and Political Corruption Are Undermining America,
(Crown Pub., 2003).
Ivins, Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America,
(Random House, 2003)
Kramnick, R. Laurence Moore, The Godless Constitution:
The Case Against Religious Correctness, (W. W. Norton,
Krugman, The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in
the New Century (W. W. Norton, 2003)
Blumenthal, The Clinton Wars, (Farrar Straus
& Giroux , 2003)
Conason and Gene Lyons, The Hunting of the President:
The Ten Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton,
(Griffin Trade Paperback, 2001)
E. J., Dionne, They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives
Will Dominate the Next political Era, (Simon and
J. Dionne, Why Americans Hate Politics: The Death
of the Democratic Process, (Simon and Schuster,
(blogs) are an exciting new approach to reporting, where
people committed to journalism supply news the trained
gibbons in the national media either ignore or suppress.
For example, while the national media was concerned
with the price of John Kerry's haircuts, the blogs nailed
Trent Lott for his racist remarks at Strom Thurmond's
birthday party, leading to his long overdue resignation
as Senate Majority Leader.
blogs we recommend focus on regular news reporting and
also allow readers to send in their own comments, leading
to interesting further discussions with people of many
different political perspectives.
are other good blogs, but we want to keep the list manageable.
These blogs also list other good ones. Our list is alphabetical.
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