In Praise of Whistleblowers

While corporate media spread distraction and propaganda, whistleblowers step up to reveal abuses of power the public has a right to know. In their new book,  United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It ), Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff sketch out our current media landscape, one cluttered with propaganda, confusion, and distraction. They argue that while corporate media do not serve the public’s right to know, whistleblowers should be regarded as defenders of democracy. Whistleblowers are the brave people who risk…

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