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Swine Flu, Pirates, and Other Media Distractions - Peter Phillips

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/05/20/Censored_2009_The_Top_25_Censored_Stories_of_2007-08 Professor Peter Phillips argues that recent stories like the pirates off the coast of Somalia and the swine flu outbreak serve to distract people from truly important issues. He dissects both stories, concluding that mainstream media's goal is to "keep us like mushrooms, in the dark, feeding us a lot of you-know-what." ----- Peter Phillips, Mickey Huff, and Ben Fryman present Project Censored's Censored 2009: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007-08. They detail some of the past year's most under-reported stories, and describe their efforts to promote independent, investigative news sources. - Book Passage Peter Phillips joined the Sociology Department in 1994 after completing a Ph.D. at U.C. Davis. He teaches courses Political Sociology, Power, Sociology of Media and Media Censorship. Dr. Phillips is the director of Project Censored an internationally known media research program that annually identifies the Most Censored news stories in the United States. The annual research book produced by Project Censored is entitled Censored: The News That Didn't Make the News, and is available from Seven Stories Press.
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