September/October 1998

The Mother Jones Extra

WORLD DOMINATION PLOT EXPOSED!
by Zev Borow
One writer's globe-trotting adventure into the mind of Rupert Murdoch.

The Mother Jones Extra

WORLD DOMINATION PLOT EXPOSED!
by Zev Borow
One writer's globe-trotting adventure into the mind of Rupert Murdoch.
PLUS: The shocking truth about China.

OMNIVOROUS RUPE MAKES 'FAUSTIAN BARGAIN'
by Ken Silverstein
Murdoch tempts minority media coalition with a nefarious "package deal."

WICKED ALIEN FORMS UNHOLY ALLIANCE WITH EVIL GENIUS
by L.J. Davis
The mutual back-scratching of two modern-day media barons.

RUPE COURTS POLS TO GRAB MORE GOODIES!
by Michael Leapman
More powerful than a politician, able to swing major elections with a single headline—the real scoop on super Rupe.

WORLD CLASS TAX DODGER!
Rupe ducks the IRS with overseas tax havens.

SHOCK VALUE
Tell Rupe what you want and he will deliver.

RUPE THE EDITOR
Rupe's politically advantageous decisions as overlord of HarperCollins.

Features

THE MOTHER JONES INTERVIEW: STEVEN BRILL
by James Ledbetter
The mastermind of Brill's Content defends his magazine's integrity in the face of tobacco ads and charges of conflicts of interest.

THE GREAT AMERICAN WHALE HUNT
by Richard Blow
One tribe's quest for "cultural survival" may open the floodgates for renewed whale hunting.

ORPHAN TRADE
by Nancy Firor
Are zoos underwriting walrus slaughter to poach orphaned pups?

WIDE ANGLE
Eight photographers give your worldview a good shaking.

A MORE PERFECT UNION BUSTER
by Kim Phillips-Fein
An undercover investigation into postindustrial labor relations.

LADIES' NIGHT
by Rebecca Vesely
On the binge: liberated women, drinking liberally.

FIRST, THE BAD NEWS
by Scott Shuger
Obscured in the shadows of Big News is the news you really ought to know.

LASERS, SURVEILLANCE, AND MISSILES, OH MY!
by Daniel G. Dupont
Defense news the major dailies can't be bothered to print.

Departments

EDITOR'S NOTE
Murdoch and tobacco: What's missing from your news?

BACKTALK
Sanctions salvos; the air up there

OUTFRONT

Smoke Screen: Indonesian arson?
Designer Dogs
Sailing Out: The Nation sets sail
Top 10 Activist Schools
October Hellraiser
Updates
Truman's New Taurus

EXHIBIT

Daddy's Little Deer: Babies go hunting
Oliver North ™
Misguided Ambition: Alone on the Range
Cause Celeb
The New (and Improved!) School
Global Eye: Kosovo, October 1994
Excess Utility: Feel Good Food
More Sales of the City

POWER PLAYS Ten political commandments of the Clinton era
by William Saletan

YOUR AD HERE The quest for the perfect column name
by G. Beato

THE VISIBLE HAND "The NASDAQ closed higher and hurricane futures were down in heavy trading..."
by Doug Henwood

WELL BEING The renaissance of homeopathy
by Michael Castleman

NEXT DOOR And we have Rapture in 5, 4, 3...
Interview by Paul Tough

MEDIA JONES Top five journalism flicks; Ira Glass' media picks

OVERMATTER
An inside look at Mother Jones

Entertainment

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