And Well Tied Down: Chile's Press Under Democracy by Ken Leon-dermotaAnd Well Tied Down: Chile's Press Under Democracy by Ken Leon-dermota

And Well Tied Down: Chile's Press Under Democracy

byKen Leon-dermota

Hardcover | August 31, 2003

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Collaborators of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet took over Chile's news media as part of an endeavor to promote the ideology of the dictatorship during times of democracy. To support this claim, Leon-Dermota offers a complete examination of Chile's media and political and economic bases that no political science, economic, or media studies work has done. Finding that much of Chile's power-brokering occurs outside of the political playing field, Leon-Dermota shows why left-of-center governments elected since 1990 have been powerless to advance programs or policies not approved by Chile's power elite, which comprises most industry, the rightmost Roman Catholic service organizations, and the media--with the goal of imposing an ideology descended from fascist Spain under Francisco Franco.
Title:And Well Tied Down: Chile's Press Under DemocracyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.52 × 6.02 × 0.85 inPublished:August 31, 2003Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275975908

ISBN - 13:9780275975906

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?Until now no one had fully explored the role of the press (particularly El Mercurio, published in Santiago, Chile) in the CIA-orchestrated overthrow of Chile's Marxist president Salvador Allende. Using information gained as a consultant on six Chilean newspapers, in numerous interviews, and from content analysis, Leon-Dermota names names and provides facts and anecdotal evidence about one of the most disgraceful periods in the history of journalism....A harmonious blend of hard facts backed up by tables of hard-to-come-by data, the author's personal accounts, and interesting and revealing vignettes of key players, the book is indispensable to the growing literature showing media's attachment worldwide to power (governments, military) and money (corporations) at the expense of people. Essential. All collections; all readers.??Choice