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End Times

End Times

The Death of the Fourth Estate

Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair

  • Publisher: AK Press/Counterpunch
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 375
  • Released: Jan 10, 2006
  • ISBN-13: 9781904859376

Published by AK Press


We can no longer trust that our journalists are reporting the news without underlying corporate or governmental agendas. The US government deregulates radio and right-wing Clear Channel gobbles up available frequencies. Journalists are embedded and the war in Iraq is a noble one. Whether the information is fabricated, one-sided, or illegally obtained, recent scandals, like those involving Judy Miller and Robert Woodward only serve to underline the point that journalistic integrity is not what it used to be.

Enter Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn. Their newest effort, End Times, presents a detailed scrutiny of the "quality" print press and leading corporate media in the last decade, detailing a disastrous sequence of misrepresentation, suppression, ignorance, and a willful embrace of the government's agenda. The book traces the impending disintegration of what are now "old media" and looks toward the emergence of an entirely new landscape of mass communications: one that includes a more populist approach to information dissemination.

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