Why Britney Dominates the News

The new book Weapons of Mass Deception (Jeremy Tarcher)
made Amazon.com’s Top 100 Bestsellers list right after it was
published, and the authors report that they have been interviewed
by dozens of foreign journalists. Yet major media outlets in the
U.S. have chosen to ignore it. The reason? Despite headlines about
continuing casualties and combat in Iraq, John Stauber and Sheldon
Rampton report that newspapers and television and radio networks in
America tell them that their book — which chronicles how U.S.
journalists helped the Bush administration win support for the war
in Iraq and other media embarrassments — is ‘not topical.’

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