Counterintelligence: Recommended Tools
for Media Analysis
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Films and Videos
SPIN by Brian Springer - Pirated satellite TV feeds reveal how much of the news is censored and massaged before it appears on our screens. Must see.
George Seldes: Tell the Truth and Run - Academy Award Nominee 1997
Manufacturing Consent - Numerous awards
Waco: Rules of Engagement - - Academy Award Nominee 1998
Note: The research for this film was funded in part by Soldier of Fortune Magazine. For an alternative analysis that implicates the US military. . For the latest analysis from Carol Valentine, producer of the Waco Museum
Without Fear or Favor
The Panama Deception - Academy Award winner 1992
Hearts and Minds - Academy Award winner 1974
Harlan County - Academy Award winner 1976
RealAudio: J. Edgar Hoover and
Lyndon Johnson get their stories straight a few days after the Kennedy assassination
On Real Politik
Killing Hope - U.S. military and CIA interventions since World War II
Deep Politics and the Death of JFK - One of the few mature books on the realities of the US's political environment produced in the last 50 years
The Praetorian Guard : The U.S. Role in the New World Order - A critique of US foreign policy by a high decorated CIA veteran turned reformer
Second Front: Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War - The Gulf War and the triumph of "suck up" journalism. Written by the publisher of Harper's.
When the Pentagon Was for Sale - Where all the money goes and the mechanics of how it's stolen
The Big White Lie - The Deep Cover Operation That Exposed the CIA Sabotage of the Drug War : An Undercover Odyssey
In depth material, including tapes of radio programs by the author, is available from shineon.org
The Science of Coercion: Communication Research and Psychological Warfare 1945-1960
Instruments of Statecraft: U.S. Guerrilla Warfare, Counterinsurgency, and Counter-Terrorism, 1940-1990
Chomsky for Beginners
America's "Free" Press
Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias in News Media
Toxic Sludge is Good for You: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry
Censored 1997: The News That Didn't Make the News-The Year's Top 25 Censored News Stories
The Media Monopoly
The Scapegoat Generation: America's War on Adolescents
The Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion
Through the Media Looking Glass: Decoding Bias and Blather in the News
Wizards of Media Oz: Behind the Curtain of Mainstream News
Breaking the News: How the Media Undermines American Democracy
On America's Car Culture
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
Down the Asphalt Path: The Automobile and the American City
Asphalt Nation: How the
Automobile Took over America and How We Can Take It Back
The Auto-Free Times
Organized Crime and American Mass Culture
Hit Men - organized crime and the music business
Dark Victory: Ronald Reagan, MCA and the Mob
Interference: How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football
Election Fraud in America
Dirty Little Secrets: The Persistence of Corruption in American Politics
Commodify Your Dissent: The Business of Culture in the New Guilded Age
"Seldom have I come across a book that in so short a space says so much about what now passes for the American cultural and intellectual enterprise." - Lewis Lapham
Bad Attitude : The Processed World Anthology
The Search for Africa: History, Culture, Politics
There is so much more to Africa than ever makes it to the news and the school books. This book is a survey of Davidson's main interests: Africa's rich pre-colonial history, the manufacture of the ideology of racism by European intellectuals to justify the atrocity of the Atlantic slave trade, and the courage and success of modern African freedom fighters against staggering odds.
Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon
The decades old relationship between American oil companies, totalitarian regimes, the U.S. government and evangelicals explored.
Heartfield vs Hitler
The Courage to Stand Alone: Letters from Prison and Other Writings
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
Fighting the The Lamb's War: Skirmishes with the American Empire - The Autobigraphy Philip Berrigan
Magazines and Newsletters
Media Beat: Columns from Norman Solomon, one of the leading news media critics of our time.
The Baffler - no web site
The Consortium for Independent Journalism
The San Francisco Investigator - An ongoing study of how financial corruption works in a major American city
Media Beat - syndicated column
Z Magazine - September 1997 issue
Common Courages Press
South End Press
The Collaboration of Big Business and Fascism
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
Articles on the mechanisms of media manipulation
The Power of the Press has a Price - EXTRA!
Buying the News - The San Francisco Bay Guardian
Deforming Consent - CovertAction Quartlerly
Conversations with the General: What no one wants to report about the Oklahoma City Bombing
San Francisco reporting
Peter Byrne's San Francisco Investigator
Miller's Guide to Media Conglomerates: A graphic outline of who owns NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN.
Why is there no reliable news about the nuclear industry?
A letter from Noam Chomsky on the history of corporate/government cooperation in distorting the news.
Corporate Control of the Mass Media - a good collection of sites on this topic.
Public Information Research
"The Decline of American Journalism"
National Radio Project
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