Unfreedom of the Press is not just another book about the press. Levin shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within: "not government oppression or suppression," he writes, but self-censorship, group-think, bias by omission, and passing off opini... Full description
Unfreedom of the Press is not just another book about the press. Levin shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within: "not government oppression or suppression," he writes, but self-censorship, group-think, bias by omission, and passing off opinion, propaganda, pseudo-events, and outright lies as news. With the depth of historical background for which his books are renowned, Levin takes the reader on a journey through the early American patriot press, which proudly promoted the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, followed by the early decades of the Republic during which newspapers around the young country were open and transparent about their fierce allegiance to one political party or the other. It was only at the start of the Progressive Era and the twentieth century that the supposed "objectivity of the press" first surfaced, leaving us where we are today: with a partisan party-press overwhelmingly aligned with a political ideology but hypocritically engaged in a massive untruth as to its real nature.
258 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-258).
Mark Reed Levin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 21, 1957. At the age of 19, he received a bachelor's degree in political science from Temple University. He is an attorney, author, conservative commentator, and the host of American syndicated radio show The Mark Levin Show. He worked as an advisor to President Ronald Reagan's cabinet and was a chief of staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese. He is president of the Landmark Legal Foundation. He is the author of several books including Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America, Rescuing Sprite, Liberty and Tyranny, Ameritopia, and The Liberty Amendments. He received the Ronald Reagan Award from the American Conservative Union in 2001.Levin's New York Times bestsellers include Plunder and Deceit, and Rediscovering Americanism : And the Tyranny of Progressivism.