Censored 2015: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis by Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth

By Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth

Each year due to the fact 1976, undertaking Censored, our nation's oldest news-monitoring group—a university-wide venture at Sonoma nation college based by way of Carl Jensen, directed for a few years through Peter Phillips, and now lower than the management of Mickey Huff—has produced a Top-25 checklist of underreported information tales and a booklet, Censored, devoted to the tales that should be most sensible positive aspects at the nightly information, yet which are lacking as a result of media bias and self-censorship.

A perennial favourite of booksellers, lecturers, and readers in every single place, Censored is among the most powerful life-signs of our present collective wish to get the scoop we voters need--despite what giant Media tells us.

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