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- Listening Length: 17 hours and 44 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 1 Jun. 2009
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002SQ76TM
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Demystification of mechanics of journalist in the modern age. Assault on Rupert Murdoch as example of the corporate expansion of news into our neurones.
How can you believe what serious stuff you do read after it's been infected by PR, censored, distorted, minimised and disproportioned.
The book is initially hard going, it's dense with example and detail. About half way through it starts to really grip you. The most frightening question of course is that if the public is so manipulated by the media, what else are the Masters of the Universe up to under cover of media management. Remember that quote 'a good day to bury bad news' - everything gets so filtered - 'corrected' by the time it gets on the mat.
What's the real truth about; global warming, the Israel/Palestinian conflict, Immigration, the nuclear threat from north Korea, the real danger of drug taking. Why don't the papers tell us what a mess things really are. Why don't they say alcohol is as dangerous as heroin, why don't they tell us straight what an abuse these large establisment institutions really are-the banks, the church, the monarchy, the police. Why don't they remind us that one third of global product is traded through tax-free offshore accounts. Read this and find out.
We got conned over Iraq, probably over the Faulklands. What's next? - Iran, Pakistan, just the same old propaganda making things happen and letting them get through the critical net. Why can't we get real hard information that leads to real good decisions. An important, depressing and illuminating read.
To be truthful, I still read a daily newspaper, but now I'm much more sceptical about what I'm reading, and more inclined to go and try to find out more by using other sources to back up what is being said. The author backs up his arguments well, by showing us the difference between what happened and what the media said happened. And as for PR companies - you'll want to take them all out and shoot them for what they're doing!
This is an easy read which requires no specialist knowledge to understand. And once you've read it you'll never see newspapers, TV and radio in the same light again.
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