The Watchdog That Didn t Bark

Author: Dean Starkman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231536283
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this sweeping, incisive post mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. He locates the roots of the problem in the origin of business news as a market messaging service for investors in the early twentieth century. This access-dependent strain of journalism was soon opposed by the grand, sweeping work of the muckrakers. Propelled by the innovations of Bernard Kilgore, the great postwar editor of the Wall Street Journal, these two genres merged when mainstream American news organizations institutionalized muckraking in the 1960s, creating a powerful guardian of the public interest. Yet as the mortgage era dawned, deep cultural and structural shifts—some unavoidable, some self-inflicted—eroded journalism's appetite for its role as watchdog. The result was a deafening silence about systemic corruption in the financial industry. Tragically, this silence grew only more profound as the mortgage madness reached its terrible apogee from 2004 through 2006. Starkman frames his analysis in a broad argument about journalism itself, dividing the profession into two competing approaches—access reporting and accountability reporting—which rely on entirely different sources and produce radically different representations of reality. As Starkman explains, access journalism came to dominate business reporting in the 1990s, a process he calls "CNBCization," and rather than examining risky, even corrupt, corporate behavior, mainstream reporters focused on profiling executives and informing investors. Starkman concludes with a critique of the digital-news ideology and corporate influence, which threaten to further undermine investigative reporting, and he shows how financial coverage, and journalism as a whole, can reclaim its bite.

The Watchdogs Didn t Bark

Author: Ray Nowosielski
Publisher: Hot Books
ISBN: 9781510721364
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Shocking Reexamination of Unexplored Failures by Government Officials to Use Available Intelligence to Stop the Events of September 11th In 2009, documentarians John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski arrived at the offices of Richard Clarke, the former counterterror adviser to Presidents Clinton and Bush. In the meeting, Clarke boldly accused one-time Central Intelligence Agency director George Tenet of “malfeasance and misfeasance” in the pre-war on terror. Thus began an incredible—never-before-told—investigative journey of intrigue about America’s intelligence community and two 9/11 hijackers. The Watchdogs Didn’t Bark details that story, unearthed over a ten-year investigation. Following the careers of a dozen counterterror employees working in different agencies of the US government from the late 1980s to the present, the book puts the government’s systems of oversight and accountability under a microscope. At the heart of this book is a mystery: Why did key 9/11 plotters Khalid Al Mihdhar and Nawaf Al Hazmi, operating inside the United States, fall onto the radars of so many US agencies without any of those agencies succeeding in stopping the attacks? The answers go beyond mere “conspiracy theory” and “deep state” actors, but instead find a complicated set of potential culprits and an easily manipulated system. Taking readers on a character-driven account of the causes of 9/11 and how the lessons of the attacks were cynically inverted to empower surveillance of citizens, kidnapping, illegal imprisonment, torture, government-sanctioned murder, and a war on whistleblowers and journalists, an alarm is raised which is more pertinent today than ever before.

America the Great

Author: Edward Hawkins Sisson
Publisher: Edward Sisson
ISBN:
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"America the Great" is the result of five years' research and writing that began in late 2009 in response to the contemporary American "tea party" movement and criticisms that the movement's participants did not know the history and theory of the original 1773 Boston Tea Party from which the modern movement takes its name. The extensive library of original books, newspapers, magazines, etc., now available (primarily via "google books") to anyone over the Internet, means that researchers have available to them the university libraries of the world. The availability of accurate original documents made it possible to expand the original scope of research into other historical events, and into other countries (primarily Great Britain), and enabled the work to develop into a more general examination of theories of human dignity, and of the differing conception of government that arises depending on the conception of human dignity that is characteristic of the people that is creating that government.

Die CIA und der 11 September

Author: Andreas von Bülow
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492951732
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Vehementwiderspricht Andreas von Bülow der offiziellen Version der Anschläge vom 11. September: Ohne geheimdienstliche Unterstützung war eine solche Operation nicht durchzuführen. Seine brisanten Thesen sind ein Angriff auf die Verlogenheit der CIA. Nur Stunden nach dem Terroranschlag vom 11. September hatte die US-Regierung Fotos und Steckbriefe aller Attentäter, wusste sie Bescheid über alle Drahtzieher und Hintermänner. Und blitzartig war auch Präsident Bushs Strategie gegen die Mächte des Bösen fertig. Zufall? Andreas von Bülow, früherer Bundesminister, zweifelt die offizielle Version vehement an.

Tokio Kill

Author: Barry Lancet
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641158281
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Töte die Vergangenheit Jim Brodie, feingeistiger Experte für asiatische Kultur und zugleich in den Kampfkünsten bewandert, hat in Tokio die Ermittleragentur seines Vaters übernommen. Eines Tages suchen ihn der alte Akira Miura, ehemaliger Geschäftsmann und Soldat im Zweiten Weltkrieg, sowie sein dubioser Sohn auf. Miura fürchtet, dass ihm Feinde aus der Vergangenheit nach dem Leben trachten. Die Spur deutet auf die Triaden und auf ein schreckliches Kriegsverbrechen hin, dessen Ausläufer in die Gegenwart zu reichen scheinen. 12 Stunden später wird Miuras Sohn im Vergnügungsviertel Tokios ermordet aufgefunden, grausam verstümmelt. Brodie muss in die Welt der Geheimbünde und der Mächtigen eintauchen in einem Kampf um Schuld und Sühne, in dem ein Menschenleben nichts zählt ...

Billionaires

Author: Darrell M. West
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815725817
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Meet the Billionaires: the 1,645 men and women who control a massive share of global assets worth $6.5 trillion. Darrell West reveals what the other 99.99998% of us need to know. With rich anecdotes and personal narratives, West goes inside the world of the ultra wealthy. Meet U.S. billionaires such as Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg, David and Charles Koch, George Soros, Tom Steyer, and Donald Trump—as well as international billionaires from around the globe. The growing political engagement of this small supra-wealthy group raises important questions about influence, transparency, and government performance, and West lays bare the wealthification of politics, including: • How billionaires can block appointments and legislation they don't like • Why the supra-wealthy moved into policy advocacy and referenda at the state level • Why billionaires run for office in more than a dozen countries around the world

Wie du mir

Author: Amy Gentry
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641236266
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Zwei Frauen im Rachefieber ... Die junge Comedian Dana Diaz begegnet nach einem missglückten Auftritt der IT-Spezialistin Amanda. Als Frauen in typischen Männerberufen klagen sie sich ihr Leid, denn beide sahen sich in der Vergangenheit häufig mit sexuellen Belästigungen oder Übergriffen konfrontiert. Lange haben sie dies einfach erduldet, jetzt wollen sie selbst für Gerechtigkeit sorgen. Sie schließen einen Pakt: Jede soll sich an den Gewalttätern der anderen rächen. Nach kurzer Zeit übertrumpfen sich die beiden Frauen in ihren Rachespielen, geraten in eine Spirale aus Gewalt, Betrug und Täuschung. Bis sich Dana irgendwann fragt, ob sie ihrer neuen Freundin eigentlich wirklich blind vertrauen kann. Und was, wenn nicht? Wäre es dann für einen Absprung aus dem teuflischen Spiel nicht schon viel zu spät...?

Local Journalism

Author: Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857739808
Format: PDF, ePub
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For more than a century, local journalism has been taken almost for granted. But the twenty-first century has brought major challenges. The newspaper industry that has historically provided most local coverage is in decline and it is not yet clear whether digital media will sustain new forms of local journalism. This book provides an international overview of the challenges facing changing forms of local journalism today. It identifies the central role that diminished newspapers still play in local media ecosystems, analyses relations between local journalists and politicians, government officials, community activists and ordinary citizens, and examines the uneven rise of new forms of digital local journalism. Together, the chapters present a multi-faceted portrait of the precarious present and uncertain future of local journalism in the Western world.