INTERVIEW WITH JEFF COHEN ABOUT HIS WORK AT FOX, MSNBC AND CNN09/26/06
In his new book, Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media, Jeff Cohen takes you inside TV news and the conservative biases, timidity and tabloidism that dominate it. Few media critics have been afforded an intimate, on-the-job view of the outlets they condemn, but Cohen -- who founded the media watch group FAIR -- spent years at CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. He was a senior producer at MSNBCâ€™s Donahue during the run-up to the Iraq war, and witnessed war-enabling bias and censorship firsthand. He tells all in a biting, humorous paperback taking aim at the entire rightwing hot-air brigade that Cohen saw up close: O'Reilly, Hannity, Buchanan, Novak,Falwell, etc. (Ann Coulter wouldnâ€™t debate him.) The book includes a foreword by Jim Hightower. Jeff Cohen was our guest during this portion of Radioactivity.