American journalist, media critic, Norman Solomon
Norman Solomon wrote the nationally syndicated "Media Beat" weekly column from 1992 to 2009. His latest book, "Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State," documents five decades of rising American militarism and the media’s all-too-frequent failure to challenge it. Solomon's unique weave of personal narrative and historical inquiry, Daniel Ellsberg notes in the foreword, “helps us understand where we are now and how we got here.” Solomon's book "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death," was the basis of a documentary of the same name released in 2007.
Solomon is the founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts. He is also the co-founder and Senior Fellow of RootsAction, an online initiative dedicated to galvanizing Americans who are committed to economic fairness, equal rights, civil liberties, environmental protection -- and defunding endless wars. He recently ran a 2012 congressional campaign for California's 6th congressional district.