James L. Tyson: Target America: The Influence of Communist Propaganda on the U.S. Media; Regnery Gateway; Chicago.

Most Americans understand that “news” from Tass is about as reliable as promises from real-estate speculators. Both are capable of paving swampland with hyperbole. What relatively few of us realize, however, is to what extent American news reports are swayed by procommunist attitudes. James L. Tysondo documents, in disturbing detail, the similarities between what many American journalists and intellectuals offer in their articles and broadcasts and what is found in Pravda or Izvestia. This expose deserves serious attention before samizdat presses in South Dako­ta or Idaho become our only reliable source of news.                                                   cc