Gorilla Radio Flashbacks with Chris Cook, Kristina Borjesson August 19, 2002

“Remember: words have power; the power to put pictures in your mind.” Never has that old Ukrainian saying been more true than when describing the media. For the last century, our ‘pictures in the mind’ have largely been manufactured by a small group of press barons and communication conglomerates. We mostly accept the limited scope of ‘all the news fit to print’ on an assumption that these privileged voices operate under tenets of objectivity and, ultimately, serving the public good. But today, that assumption does not bear scrutiny.

Kristina Borjesson knows better than most how media works; she’s a multi-award winning investigative reporter and producer whose resume includes: PBS’s Frontline, CNN Newstand, and both 60 Minutes and the CBS Evening News. But her twenty-plus years at the top of her field was no protection when she pursued a story nobody wanted told.

Now, Kristina Borjesson has edited “Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press”, a compilation of essays written by some of the most celebrated, and unjustly reviled, journalists in America. In the first half, Kristina Borjesson, caught in the “Buzzsaw.”

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Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing Thursdays/Saturdays, 11am/8am Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He is too the past contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, (now defunct). Tweets @paciffreepress and the GR blog is at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com. G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Denis Halliday, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Stefania Maurizi, Greg Palast, Michael Parenti, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.

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