"Sommervilles book . . . helps us to put the news in perspective. And if we arent caught up in all of the media babble, we might discover the beginning of wisdom." (Chuck Colson)
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Obviously this guy has never worked in journalism. The extreme liberal viewpoint highlights how one should be discerning while consuming news, but the news does not make one dumb! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Gina Burgess
A well-reasoned, provocative book. Challenges many assumptions. Accessible to average Joe's like me, but also important to the intellectual world.Published 11 months ago by Stephen Wilson notes
Written 14 years ago, yet Sommerville's book is still pertinent today. It raises many good questions for us to consider in this age of Twitter, Facebook, and numerous smartphone... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Dream
I think this is a wake up call for anyone who thinks the news is a good source of information. While I don't agree with every aspect of the author's perspective, I think he makes... Read morePublished on April 28, 2011 by Tufted Jay
Wow! What a book!! Whether you are into the "news" or not, you need to read this eye opener book.Published on April 6, 2009 by J. Sager
Fast read. A book so well written, you absorb his insight quickly.
He lays out why many people try to be well informed but continue to make poor decisions. Read more
This book isn't comprehensive on the topic, but it's a well-thought-out essay on one particular aspect of modern day society. Read morePublished on December 30, 2003
At the end of this book under a heading entittled "Directions for reviewing this book" Mr. Read morePublished on September 26, 2000 by "yoco"
There is much to say on the topic of the role of daily news in society and the problems the way the industry operates. Read morePublished on September 3, 2000