The Record of the Paper: How the New York Times Misreports US Foreign Policy
March 01, 2007
6.14 X 0.92 X 9.12 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
Howard Friel is author with Richard Falk of The Record of the Paper: How The New York Times Misreports U.S. Foreign Policy (Verso, 2004), and (with Falk) of Israel-Palestine on Record: How The New York Times Misreports Conflict in the Middle East (Verso, 2007). Friel also wrote The Lomborg Deception: Setting the Record Straight about Global Warming (Yale University Press, 2010) and Chomsky and Dershowitz: On Endless War and the End of Civil Liberties (Olive Branch Press, 2014). Friel is the principal author of A Paradigm Shift to Prevent and Treat Alzheimer's Disease: From Monotargeting Pharmaceuticals to Pleiotropic Plant Polyphenols (Elsevier, 2017). Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law and Practice at Princeton University, and since 2002 is Visiting Professor of Global Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
"There could hardly be a more critical issue today than whether the world will be governed by the rule of law or the unilateral resort to force. This closely argued and penetrating study reviews half a century of increasing contempt for law and preference for force from a dual perspective: US government policy, and 'journalistic malfeasance with far-reaching implications for constitutionalism in the United States and the rule of law for our country and the world'--no exaggeration, as the authors demonstrate in meticulous detail. The Record of the Paper should be read and pondered carefully, and taken as a call for action by concerned citizens."--Noam Chomsky "Friel and Falk provide a thorough and convincing analysis of how the New York Times advocated for the Iraq invasion, avoided dissenting views, ignored global opinion and established fact, and dismissed the relevance of international law. Perhaps most importantly, this book frames the shameful coverage of Iraq within the culture of the New York Times, with its consistent endorsement of US foreign policy from Vietnam to Nicaragua, Venezuela to Iraq. Read this book and join the fight for an independent media."--Amy Goodman