9781847428493

Democracy Under Attack: How the Media Distort Policy and Politics

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  • ISBN13:

    9781847428493

  • ISBN10:

    1847428495

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/15/2013
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

The ongoing News International phonehacking scandal has made abundantly clear that the media's influence over politics is both immense and largely hidden from public scrutiny. As the scandal grows, a question arises: even when they stay on the right side of the law, to what extent do the media influence the political process? In Democracy under Attack, one of the media's own-Malcolm Dean, the Guardian's long-standing chief monitor of social policy-expertly indicts his fellow journalists, revealing the ways their distorted coverage undermines democracy. Based on four decades of upperlevel UK government briefings and interviews with over one hundred senior policy makers, Democracy under Attackoverflows with incisive observations and colorful stories, culminating in a damning list of the seven deadly sins of modern journalists. Dean's long experience and insider status inform his detailed and disturbing account of news production in Britain, revealing the connections between what goes on in newsrooms, lobbyists' offices, and Parliament as well as how those connections decisively shape government policy.

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