On Tuesday, November 27 at 2pm EST:
The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprising, Occupations, Resistance and Hope
by Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan
Tomorrow at 11am PST / 2pm EST, I will host a special Firedoglake book salon with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! With co-author Denis Moynihan’s help, we will discuss her 2012 New York Times best seller The Silenced Majority:
In their new book, The Silenced Majority, Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan provide a vivid record of events, conflicts and social movements shaping our society today. They give voice to ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power across the country and around the world. Their writing and daily work at the grassroots public TV/radio news hour Democracy Now!, carried on more than a thousand stations globally and at democracynow.org, casts in stark relief the stories of the silenced majority. These stories are set against the backdrop of the mainstream media’s abject failure, with its small circle of pundits who know so little about so much, attempting to explain the world to us and getting it so wrong.
The Silenced Majority is a collection of columns from the last few years, but taken together it becomes something more. The columns are organized into groups — from Obama’s Wars to the rise of the Occupy Wall Street movement — and become a larger reflection on the meaning of journalism in an age when much of the media is simply another commodity to be bought and sold.
It will be an honor to host this discussion. Much of the time when I am writing or editing here on Firedoglake, Amy Goodman’s voice on Democracy Now! forms the backdrop to my work. The topics this weekday radio and television program covers are inevitably some of the most important of the day and the most overlooked. I doubt the authors need any introduction. Here’s one anyway:
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, public broadcasting’s fastest-growing news hour. She is an award-winning investigative journalist, a four-time New York Times best-selling author, and a syndicated columnist.
Denis Moynihan handles special projects for Democracy Now!, ranging from coordinating live broadcasts from around the world to helping with distribution of the news hour. He lives in Colorado
For more on The Silenced Majority, see David Swanson’s myFDL review Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan explain the last four years.
Video from the Baltimore Book Festival.