By Jamie Kilstein, Allison Kilkenny
A “feisty, literate, and uncompromising” (Publishers Weekly) primer at the such a lot pressing problems with our day, from the creators and co-hosts of Citizen Radio, a listener-supported exhibit whose slogan is “independent radio that won’t lead you to war.”
#Newsfail is well no longer your grandmother’s comedic-memoir-slash-political-manifesto. From web page one (in a preface titled, “In Which the Authors Interview Ralph Nader within the Bathtub”), comic Jamie Kilstein and journalist Allison Kilkenny pledge to provide you the scoop like you’ve by no means gotten it before.
On matters starting from feminism to gun regulate, weather switch to category battle, overseas coverage to internet neutrality, they let you know how the mainstream media will get it left, correct, and totally, unforgivably, irresponsibly wrong—think Noam Chomsky as channeled through Fred and Carrie from Portlandia. #Newsfail is all this, plus the tale of Allison and Jamie’s personal DIY foray into autonomous media through their podcast, Citizen Radio, which has featured visitors corresponding to Jeremy Scahill, Sarah Silverman, Glenn Greenwald, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, and been downloaded hundreds of thousands of occasions by way of humans all around the world.
In #Newsfail, they “make a robust case higher diversity of voices should be a part of the nationwide media dialogue, together with theirs” (Kirkus Reviews). Their undertaking is truth-telling above brainwashing. All you need to do is pay attention.