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“Most journalists in the United States believe the press here is free. That grand illusion only helps obscure the fact that, by and large, the US corporate press does not report what’s really going on, while tuning out, or laughing off, all those who try to do just that. Americans–now more than ever–need those outlets that do labor to report some truth. Project Censored is not just among the bravest, smartest, and most rigorous of those outlets, but the only one that’s wholly focused on those stories that the corporate press ignores, downplays, and/or distorts. This latest book is therefore a must read for anyone who cares about this country, its tottering economy, and–most important– what’s now left of its democracy.” –Mark Crispin Miller, author, professor of media ecology, New York University.
“[Censored] offers devastating evidence of the dumbing-down of main-stream news in America. . . . Required reading for broadcasters, journalists, and well-informed citizens.” —Los Angeles Times
“One of the most significant media research projects in the country.” —I. F. Stone
“The staff of Project Censored presents their annual compilation of the previous year’s 25 stories most overlooked by the mainstream media along with essays about censorship and its consequences. The stories include an 813% rise in hate and anti-government groups since 2008, human rights violations by the US Border Patrol, and Israeli doctors injecting Ethiopian immigrants with birth control without their consent. Other stories focus on the environment, like the effects of fracking and Monsantos GMO seeds. The writers point out misinformation and outright deception in the media, including CNN relegating factual accounts to the “opinion” section and the whitewashing of Margaret Thatcher’s career following her death in 2013, unlike Hugo Chavez, who was routinely disparaged in the coverage following his death. One essay deals with the proliferation of “Junk Food News,” in which “CNN and Fox News devoted more time to ‘Gangnam Style’ than the renewal of Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays’ law.” Another explains common media manipulation tactics and outlines practices to becoming a more engaged, free-thinking news consumer or even citizen journalist. Rob Williams remarks on Hollywood’s “deep and abiding role as a popular propaganda provider” via Argo and Zero Dark Thirty. An expose on working conditions in Chinese Apple factories is brutal yet essential reading. This book is evident of Project Censored’s profoundly important work in educating readers on current events and the skills needed to be a critical thinker.” -Publisher’s Weekly said about Censored 2014 (Oct.)
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“At a time when the need for independent journalism and for media outlets unaffiliated with and untainted by the government and corporate sponsors is greater than ever, Project Censored has created a context for reporting the complete truths in all matters that matter. . . . It is therefore left to us to find sources for information we can trust. . . . It is in this task that we are fortunate to have an ally like Project Cen-sored.” —Dahr Jamail
“Censored 2014 is a clarion call for truth telling. Not only does this volume highlight fearless speech in fateful times, it connect the dots between the key issues we face, lauds our whistleblowers and amplifies their voices, and shines light in the dark places of our government that most need exposure.” –Daniel Ellsberg, The Pentagon Papers
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“Project Censored interrogates the present in the same way that Oliver Stone and I tried to interrogate the past in our Untold History of the United States. It not only shines a penetrating light on the American Empire and all its deadly, destructive, and deceitful actions, it does so at a time when the Obama administration is mounting a fierce effort to silence truth-tellers and whistleblowers. Project Censored provides the kind of fearless and honest journalism we so desperately need in these dangerous times.” —Peter Kuznick, professor of history, American University, and coauthor, with Oliver Stone, of The Untold History of the United States
“Project Censored brings to light some of the most important stories of the year that you never saw or heard about. This is your chance to find out what got buried.” –Diane Ravitch, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System.
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“For ages, I’ve dreamed of a United States where Project Censored isn’t necessary, where these crucial stories and defining issues are on the front page of the New York Times, the cover of Time, and in heavy rotation on CNN. That world still doesn’t exist, but we always have Project Censored’s yearly book to pull together the most important things the corporate media ignored, missed, or botched.” –Russ Kick, author of You Are Being Lied To, Everything You Know Is Wrong, and the New York Times bestselling series The Graphic Canon.
“In another home run for Project Censored, Censored 2013 shows how the American public has been bamboozled, snookered, and dumbed down by the corporate media. It is chock-full of ‘ah-ha’ moments where we understand just how we’ve been fleeced by banksters, stripped of our civil liberties, and blindly led down a path of never-ending war.” –Medea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK.

Uncensoring the Unhistory of the JFK Assassination

The Project Censored Show is on Pacifica Radio with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips. Today’s program, we kick off our special coverage Uncensoring the Unhistory of the JFK Assassination 50 Years Later. Join us this hour for a discussion with Jefferson Morley, former Washington Post reporter and author of Our Man in Mexico; Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA, also moderator of the website Morley filed a FOIA lawsuit against the CIA to unseal specific documents regarding that fateful day in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza. This is the first of a four-hour series of interviews done by Project Censored with leading experts and researchers that question the official narrative of the JFK assassination. The rest of the series will be broadcast on November 22nd across the Pacifica network and includes interviews with Oliver Stone, historian Peter Kuznick, Peter Dale Scott, and Mark Lane.

Listen here: Uncensoring the Unhistory of the JFK Assassination

  • UP IT 2 November 17, 2013

    –And BTW? —WHY no discussion or mantion
    of Hollywood and media’s –BALK– of the just
    passed 60th Anniversary of the agenda ‘uncomfortable’
    awesomely relevant, yet unfolding, ‘forgotten’
    ————–KOREAN WAR?————-

  • Mike Micklow December 4, 2013

    This was a very important, informative interview. Jefferson Morley provides some thoughtful analysis into the JFK assassination and the governments lack of transparency about the many contradictory details surrounding it. The bit about Oswald’s integral history with that of the CIA is telling. The CIA knew of his whereabouts and so-called radical “leftism,” and they even knew he was in Dallas the day of JFK’s assassination. This parallels Atta and Able Danger, strangely enough.

    While I would like to share Morley’s optimism, I wonder if the situation regarding the files on different CIA members, like David Phillips, is much more complicated and devious. While speculative, we should ask ourselves, would the CIA really be holding onto incriminating evidence which connects them to the assassination of the most charismatic and popular president in the history of the US? It would seem those documents saw the shredder a long time ago. But more importantly, if the CIA were to release such damning info, then it would end the autonomy the CIA now enjoys. Can such reform plausibly take place given the global political dynamics involved? What I am saying is, we should question whether the CIA is truly beholden to the nation-state of America. If America is but one arm of the global transnational empire, or what Sklair calls the “Transnational Corporate Class,” then the CIA is its secret world police; so, if those files are still in existence they are probably locked and sealed within a state-of-the-art vault that is offshored to some “neutral” space like Switzerland. OR maybe I am just being too cynical. Who knows. Either way, the very act of questioning and petitioning the government to be transparent is what is important — and for that I commend Morley.