Janice Markham discusses current media trends with Robert
Scheer, editor of Truthdig.com. This show includes the government
manipulation of the press, and media corporate consolidation, and media
coverage of the war in Iraq.
Robert Scheer has built a reputation for strong social and political writing over his 30 years as a journalist. His columns appear in newspapers across the country, and his in-depth interviews have made headlines. He conducted the famous Playboy magazine interview in which Jimmy Carter confessed to the lust in his heart and he went on to do many interviews for the Los Angeles Times with Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and many other prominent political and cultural figures.
Scheer can be heard on the political radio program "Left, Right and Center" on
KCRW, the National Public Radio affiliate in Santa Monica, Calif. He has written
seven books, including "Thinking Tuna Fish, Talking Death: Essays on the Pornography
of Power"; "With Enough Shovels: Reagan, Bush and Nuclear War" and "America
After Nixon: The Age of Multinationals;" with his son Christopher and Lakshmi
Chaudhry, "The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us about Iraq." Most recently,
he wrote "Playing President: "My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter,
Bush I and Clinton--and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush."