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John Nichols & Robert McChesney discuss How the Media Have Failed
Date Thursday November 10
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
First Unitarian Universalist Church, Starr King Room, 1187 Franklin Street (at Geary Blvd.), San Francisco

Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorGlobal Exchange
John Nichols and Robert McChesney - two of the country’s foremost media analysts and founders of the national media reform group Free Press ( - will discuss how the media have failed to properly cover war and a popular election, and the burgeoning media reform movement.

They will be joined by Andrea Buffa from Global Exchange ( and Paul Jay from International World Television (

The event is part of Nichols' and McChesney's national tour promoting their new book: Tragedy & Farce: How the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracy. Tragedy & Farce is both an exposé and a call to action. Nichols and McChesney take on the corporate interests and political strategists that influence the spin on news, and often more importantly, the omission of news – such as CBS' decision to delay airing of a story on the administration's manipulation of intelligence to make the case for war – until after the Nov. 2 Election. Documenting the decline in resources and standards for political journalism and examining the organized campaign by the political right to control the news cycle, Nichols and McChesney provide an essential framework by which to judge the role played by the media in American democracy.

A $5-$10 donation is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Sponsored by: Free Press, Global Exchange, Independent World Television, Media Alliance, New College Media Studies MA Program, The New Press, The Ruth Group and others.

For more information contact:
Global Exchange
415-255-7296 ext. 253

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Oct 25th, 2005 11:01 PM

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