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About William McGowan

William McGowan is the author of Only Man Is Vile: The Tragedy of Sri Lanka (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) and Coloring The News: How Political Correctness Has Corrupted American Journalism (Encounter Books) for which he won a National Press Club Award in 2002. A former editor at the Washington Monthly, he has reported for Newsweek International and the BBC and has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, the New Republic, Columbia Journalism Review and many other national publications.

A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, he has been a frequent commentator on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, NPR, Court TV as well as other cable and broadcast networks. A former Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, he is currently a Media Fellow at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center. He lives in New York City.


Eye Witness Account from Ground Zero 9/11/2001 (DailyBeast/Newsweek) / With Images

The 1965 Immigration Reforms and the New York Times (Center for Immigration Studies; August 2008)

Fooling the Times: All the Ruses Fit to Print (National Review Online)

TimesWatch Q&A

Author Complaint to New York times Book Review

Coloring the News Collides With JournalistsUnfit to Print (Nieman Reports/Wall Street Journal)

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