From five-time number one New York Times best-selling author, Fox News star, and radio host Mark R. Levin comes a groundbreaking and enlightening book that shows how the great tradition of the American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession that has squandered the faith and trust of the American public, not through actions of government officials but through its own abandonment of reportorial integrity and objective journalism. Unfreedom of the Press is not just another book about the press. Levin shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within: ´´not government oppression or suppression”, he writes, but self-censorship, groupthink, bias by omission, and passing off opinion, propaganda, pseudo-events, and outright lies as news. With the depth of historical background for which his books are renowned, Levin takes the reader on a journey through the early American patriot press, which proudly promoted the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, followed by the early decades of the Republic during which newspapers around the young country were open and transparent about their fierce allegiance to one political party or the other. It was only at the start of the Progressive Era and the 20th century that the supposed ´´objectivity of the press” first surfaced, leaving us where we are today: with a partisan party-press overwhelmingly aligned with a political ideology but hypocritically engaged in a massive untruth as to its real nature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Lowell, Mark R. Levin - introduction and epilogue. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009464/bk_sans_009464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With this biting speech, Mark Twain dissects the damaging role newspapers can play in society. He argues that America’s public opinion is formed ´´by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse.” Twain accompanies these criticisms with personal anecdotes and tales of libel both humorous and disheartening. He concludes by saying that there are virtues to newspapers, but such remarks would not have made for such an interesting speech. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry G. Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/001175/bk_comm_001175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lisa Harrison can´t believe her luck when she lands an internship with The Rage, New York´s hottest music magazine. She´s even more amazed when she´s assigned to shadow the magazine´s star reporter. It´s a fantastic break, but things get complicated fast. Is any story worth her self-respect? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000712/bk_lrnr_000712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are few people Nero Wolfe respects, and Lon Cohen of the New York Gazette is one of them. So when Cohen asks for a favor, Wolfe is inclined to listen. According to Cohen, someone wants to kill the Gazette´s gossip columnist, Cameron Clay. Death threats are a regular hazard for Clay, who´s hurled insults and accusations at every bold-faced name in the five boroughs. But the latest threats have carried a more sinister tone. The columnist has narrowed his potential killers down to five people. When Clay turns up dead, the cops deem it a suicide. The bigwigs at the Gazette don´t agree, so they retain Wolfe to figure out which of the suspects had the mettle to pull the trigger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001284/bk_drms_001284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novella is part murder mystery, part romance, and more than a little bit scary.Victor Apfel, a troubled war vet, gets an odd, pre-recorded phone message, instructing him to go inside the house next door. He opens the door to find his neighbor shot through the head. But is it suicide - or murder? And is it possible that a computer is to blame? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000219/bk_adbl_000219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Bev Morriss crime novel A serial killer is targeting paedophiles in Birmingham, and crime reporter Matt Snow always gets there first - ahead of the pack and the police. Is the murderer tipping him off? Snow isn´t revealing his source - not when it´s a story to die for. But is the reporter breaking the news - or making it? Through it all, Bev has an exclusive of her own...a news item she´d rather didn´t get round the nick. The guv knows, but he´s on sick leave. Should she let DC Mac Tyler in on the secret - or keep mum? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clare Corbett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crea/000053/bk_crea_000053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Dragnet episode originally aired on February 8, 1953. From 1949 to 1957, Dragnet pioneered new levels of realism on radio. Every crime investigated by Sergeant Joe Friday was taken from the actual case files of the Los Angeles Police Department, with only ´´the names changed to protect the innocent´´. There were multi-layered sound effects; the actors used accurate police lingo, abbreviations, and penal codes; and the show didn´t shy away from stories about heinous crimes or stories that had unhappy endings. Created and produced by Jack Webb, Dragnet was much more than ´´just the facts´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000475/rt_radi_000475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever thought about what you should do with our freedom of the press? What can we do with it? Ever so much! This book will empower you to get the absolute most out of freedom of the press. Listen to this book so you can help make the free world even better! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reid Doughten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016486/bk_acx0_016486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about the history of the Printing Press with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Alongside the invention of the wheel, electric light and the internet, the invention of the printing press was one of history’s great, transformative moments. What, exactly, is a printing press? Printing itself is simply the reproduction of type or images. A printing press is a piece of equipment which enables printing to occur. Why was the printing press so important? Perfect to engage, entertain and broaden young thinkers.. iMindsJNR brings knowledge to your MP3 with 5 minute information segments for growing minds. Make your MP3 smarter with iMindsJNR MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge to help shape young minds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd MacDonald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000194/bk_imnd_000194_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.