Sunday, May 29, 2005

The Exception to the Rulers by Amy Goodman

"Pick up this book, shake your head in disbelief and disgust as you read it, and then...go raise some hell!" —Michael Moore, Academy-award winning director, Bowling for Columbine

"Hard-hitting, no-holds barred brand of reporting...fierce and tireless." —Publishers Weekly

"Amy Goodman continues the quest for global justice and awareness by bringing us stories and a perspective that we don't normally get from the mainstream media." —Danny Glover, actor

The Exception to the Rulers is a fast-paced 350+ page expose. Part first-person on-the-ground reporting, part old-fashioned muckraking, the book chronicles the struggles of what Goodman calls, "the silenced majority."

The acclaimed host of Pacifica Network's Democracy Now! challenges the corporate and political hypocrisy that has silenced America.

Bill Clinton called her, "Hostile, combative, and even disrespectful."

Newt Gingrich told her that it was because of "people like you" that he warned his mother not to speak to reporters. The New York Times says she's a "reporter who's not easy-listening." The Indonesian military banned her, calling her a "threat to national security."

Amy Goodman's The Exception to the Rulers, written with her brother David Goodman, chronicles the tireless efforts of an unembedded journalist and her colleagues to get to the truth and expose the lies, corruption and crimes of the power elite-an elite that is bolstered by large media conglomerates.

For years, award-winning journalist Amy Goodman has confronted the Washington establishment and its corporate cronies. She hosts the national radio and TV show Democracy Now! , now the largest public media collaboration in North America and a phenomenal grassroots movement. Her goal is "to go to where the silence is, to give voice the silenced majority."

Now, in her first book, Amy Goodman offers her no-holds-barred perspective on world events and the hidden motives behind those in power. On subjects ranging from the deceptions of the George W. Bush administration, war profiteering in Iraq, to the corruption of media monopolies and corporate influence over the government, Amy Goodman attacks and exposes the lies and hypocrisy that put democracy at risk.

"Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights." —Noam Chomsky, author 9/11 and Hegemony or Survival

"What journalism should be: beholden to the interests of people, not power and profit." —Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things

"At times when people are told to 'watch what they say,' Amy Goodman is not afraid to speak truth to power. She does it every day." —Susan Sarandon, actress

"[Carries] the great muckraking traditon of Upton Sinclair, George Seldes, and I.F. Stone into the electronic age." —Howard Zinn, historian and author, A People's History of the United States

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