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2.0 out of 5 stars obvious, 29 Jun. 2007
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If you're a person who has any capacity for independent critical thought you won't find anything in this book you haven't worked out for yourself. After expecting an insightful and intellectually challenging expose of media bias, I'm quite annoyed to find I now own a book aimed more at the level of readers of the Daily Mail. The only things going for this book are its readability and the fact that's its short, so you can virtually skim read it in about two hours. If you need to have it spelled for you out that the bbc has a left-wing bias to its news coverage or that it handled the David Kelly affair badly, maybe this is for you. Otherwise, don't bother.
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Initial post: 1 Apr 2008, 19:24:18 BST
Wilf says:
A very interesting comment, and one that I sympathise with. However! With books like this, even if the content seems obvious to me, I'm always glad to see someone confirming what I already knew (or guessed), and, indeed, disseminating it to a wider audience that will, presumably, include people who hadn't already cottoned-on. And I like to see the arguments (and responses to criticism) laid out in black and white.

Posted on 14 Nov 2008, 00:50:24 GMT
You may consider that not all of us are Brits who watch the BBC daily, but I for one would liek to knwo if britisk mainstream media suffer from the same flaws as other western ditto.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009, 11:07:16 BST
I promise you their flaws are as great and probably greater - the BBC are in a good position to manufacture their own lies.
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