Project Censored


| October 7, 2002


Project Censored, Matt Palmquist, San Francisco Weekly
Alternative weeklies spend too much time and energy complaining about news that gets censored by the mainstream press, writes Matt Palmquist in the San Francisco Weekly. Each year many of these left-leaning papers publish a list of 25 stories that were 'censored' by mainstream media, taken from Sonoma State University's Project Censored report. When the project began in 1976 it uncovered news that was not reported at all in mainstream publications, but these days, the stories listed only need to be 'underreported or undercovered' by the mainstream press to attain recognition. In response to this unnecessary hype, Palmquist has initiated his own Project (Sure Wish They Were) Censored, listing the top 10 stories whose importance have been inflated by alternative weeklies.
--Erica Sagrans
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