Foreword by Bill Moyers.
Amy Goodman breaks through the corporate media’s lies, sound-bites, and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles. In place of the usual suspects, the “experts” who, in Goodman’s words, “know so little about so much, explain the world to us, and get it so wrong,” this accessible, lively collection allows the voices the corporate media exclude and ignore to be heard loud and clear. From community organizers in New Orleans, to the courageous American soldiers who’ve said “No” to Washington’s wars, to the victims of torture and police violence, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to hear ordinary people standing up and speaking out. As Willie Nelson says, “There is no one who should be more on the mainstream media, every day reminding us and giving us a glimpse of the power of one.”
Written with all of the fierce intelligence and passion for truth that millions have come to expect from Amy Goodman’s reportage, Breaking the Sound Barrier is, in Arianna Huffington’s words, “crusading journalism at its best.”
“You can learn more of the truth about Washington and the world from one week of Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! than from a month of Sunday morning talk shows. Make that a year of Sunday morning talk shows. That’s because Amy, as you will discover on every page of this book, knows the critical question for journalists is how close they are to the truth, not how close they are to power..”
—From the Foreword by Bill Moyers, host, Bill Moyers Journal
“Amy Goodman is a towering progressive freedom-fighter in the media and the world. Breaking the Sound Barrier is another expression of her vision and courage.”
—Cornel West, prolific author and academic
“By bringing us the perspectives of those too often denied access to the media megaphone, Breaking the Sound Barrier is crusading journalism at its best.”
—Arianna Huffington, journalist and founder, Huffington Post
“There is no one who should be more on mainstream media every day reminding us and giving us a glimpse of the power of one, than Amy. She will go down in history as one of the voices of democracy’s greatest champions.”
—Willie Nelson, musician and activist
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....