Norman Solomon is the executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, the coordinator of ExposeFacts, and the author of a dozen books on media and public policy including War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death. He is a former associate of the Center for Investigative Reporting. Solomon wrote the syndicated weekly “Media Beat” column for 17 years. His op-ed articles about news media and politics have appeared in most of the major newspapers in the United States. He is co-founder of RootsAction.org.