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The "gag regime"

The latest Holt Uncensored, a newsletter by former San Francisco Chronicle book editor and critic Pat Holt, has two great articles:

  • "The Secret(s) Behind Those Newspaper Apologies ... And All Those Anti-Bush Books"
  • "Get Mad and Fight Back: Gloria Feldt's 'War On Choice'"

The articles are better than their titles suggest. The first one talks about a court case in the early '80s:

"And the chilling effect of the Frank Snepp decision on the book business was immeasurable. Why was it, book critics like myself kept asking in the 1980s, that during the eight years of Ronald Reagan's presidency, only two books surfaced - one by Seymour Hersh, the other by Bob Woodward - that were critical of the White House?"


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