November 21, 2005 - 12:00 Noon ET - News Media Deception Government
Guest:Mark Karlin: From Buzzflash.com.
Guest: Kristina Borjesson: Author of Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press & the newly released Feet to the Fire: The Media After 9/11, Top Journalists Speak Out. - Kristina Borjesson is an investigative reporter. She’s also a news producer with a long line of credits from CNN, CBS, PBS and Pacifica Radio. She garnered an Emmy and a Murrow Award, among others. She gained particular fame and notoriety for her reports on the mysterious “disintegration” of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island on July 17, 1996.
The corporate news media have obviously not done their job as journalists. Never before has deception in the media been so widespread and never before has deception had a greater impact on society.
News is out there but you have to search for it. Buzzflash.com is one of the premier news collection websites that has served as a one stop source of information. They have been accused of being a biased site. This will be one of the issues we discuss on today’s program.
- Flexing the Power of the Press - The experience she’s talking about is her excommunication from mainstream journalism for digging too deep on the TWA 800 story, which she’d been assigned to research for CBS. Like the other reporters whose stories she collected in “Into the Buzzsaw,” she essentially lost her job for doing it too well.