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By Amy Goodman

ISBN-10: 160846007X

ISBN-13: 9781608460076

"Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of fascinating, informative, and probing analysis."—Noam Chomsky

"You can research extra of the reality approximately Washington and the area from one week of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! than from a month of Sunday morning speak indicates. Make yr of Sunday speak indicates. That's because Amy, as you will find on each web page of this publication, knows the serious query for reporters is how shut they're to the truth, no longer how shut they're to power."—From the Preface by way of Bill Moyers

Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the day-by-day across the world broadcast radio and tv software Democracy Now!, breaks throughout the company media's lies, sound bites, and silence during this wide-ranging new choice of articles. rather than the standard suspects—the "experts" who, in Goodman's phrases, "know so little approximately a lot, clarify the realm to us, and get it so wrong"—this available, energetic assortment permits the voices the company media exclude and forget about to be heard loud and transparent. From neighborhood organizers in New Orleans, to the brave American squaddies who have stated "No" to Washington's wars, to the sufferers of torture and police violence, we're given the extreme chance to listen to usual humans status up and talking out. Written with all the fierce intelligence and keenness for fact that hundreds of thousands have come to count on from Amy Goodman's reportage, Breaking the Sound Barrier proves the facility that self sustaining journalism can play within the fight for a greater international, one within which usual electorate are the genuine specialists in their personal lives and communities.

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, writer and the host/executive manufacturer of Democracy Now! airing on approximately 800 stations around the globe. Goodman is the 1st journalist to obtain the ideal Livelihood Award, well known because the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for "developing an leading edge version of really self sustaining grassroots political journalism that brings to hundreds of thousands of individuals the choice voices which are frequently excluded through the mainstream media.". Goodman is the co-author together with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of 3 New York Times bestsellers: Standing as much as the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers.

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