Sep 1 2004

Spinning the Bomb

The New York Times has distorted nuclear issues from the beginning, author finds

News Zero: The New York Times and the Bomb By Beverly Ann Deepe Keever Common Courage Press Reviewed by Karl Grossman The New York Times has for decades downplayed—indeed suppressed—the dangers of radioactivity, according to an exhaustive study by a professor of jour­nalism at the University of Hawaii. Beverly Ann Deepe Keever is a for­mer reporter (and Vietnam correspon­dent) for outlets like the New York Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. Her book News Zero: The New York Times and The Bomb, just published by Common Courage Press, begins with the birth of the nuclear age—and finds that distortion […]