Beat the Press

After completing this year's list, Jensen retired from the campaign and appointed Peter Phillips to replace him as censor-maven. If Phillips wants the Project Censored message to peal outside Berkeley, Madison, and Ann Arbor, he might want to think about tinkering with Jensen's idiosyncratic definition of what constitutes a censored story. How can a New York Times piece, which is reprinted by hundreds of papers, be considered censored?

As a perceptive thinker once wrote, "If you do not expose yourself to all truths, as well as the falsehoods that may come with them, you can never truly know the difference between right and wrong." Actually, Carl Jensen wrote it in the first chapter of Censored 96.

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