Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New Books about Censorship

Killed Cartoons: Casualties from the War on Free Expression edited by David Wallis

One hundred political cartoons you wanted to see, but weren't allowed to: all were banned for being too hot to handle. Think you live in a society with a free press? These celebrated cartoonists and illustrators found out otherwise. Whether blasting Bush for his "Bring em on " speech, spanking pedophile priests, questioning capital punishment, debating the disputed 2000 election, or just mocking baseball mascots, they learned that newspapers and magazines increasingly play it safe by suppressing satire.

Censored 2008: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2006-7 edited by Peter Phillips and Andrew Roth

The best-selling Censored series highlights the years twenty-five most important underreported news stories, alerting readers to negligence of corporate media and the resurgence of alternative media.

Our pal Greg Palast is in this year's collection (again) and it looks like he's broke and in need of funds (ha! who doesn't?). So if you have a couple extra ducats please send it over to him.


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