Mar 1 1993

Project Censored Ignored By Mainstream Press

Publisher's Note

The most significant story of 1992, according to Project Censored’s panel of judges, was the story of the ’80s: how major news media failed to report on the economic cost of Reaganomics while directly benefitting from conservative economic policies. “As they were dispensing their relentlessly positive news about Reaganism, they were being allowed by the government to create giant, monopolistic media empires,” Ben Bagdikian wrote in Mother Jones (5-6/92), in an exceptional article cited by the media watch project. “For almost 10 years, the media remained silent on the obvious–that Reaganite policies were taking a frightful toll in human suffering […]