Book Discussion on The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians

Amy Goodman talked about her book The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them,… read more

Amy Goodman talked about her book The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them, published by Hyperion. In her book the author lists what she sees as human rights violations and calls for government accountability and media responsibility. Ms. Goodman recalled her personal experience in East Timor, where she witnessed what she describes as a massacre and described being beaten by Indonesian soldiers while trying to make a documentary about the government in that country. She critiqued the commercial news media and discussed the importance of independent media. There was no audience question period.

The event “Independent Media in a Time of War” was co-sponsored by Amnesty International and held in the McLeod Hall Auditorium. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians

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191844-5
Category:
Interview
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Speech
Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 2, 2006
Last Aired:
Apr 30, 2006

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  • Apr 02, 2006 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 09, 2006 | 10:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 30, 2006 | 6:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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