Press: Newswatch Maneuvers En Route to the Summit

It has reached the point where only in the case of an accident--a plane crash, a bridge collapse or something equally unexpected--can a reader be reasonably sure that the facts haven't been bent or tampered with in advance.

The ways of manipulating the news by people in authority are many: creating false impressions, pretesting the public reaction to an action before taking it, even saying one thing while preparing to do the opposite. Those who manipulate the news now have a clear advantage over those who seek to report it and over a public trying to fathom what it all means....

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