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The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media: Decoding Spin and Lies in Mainstream News
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One of the best essays was one titled "Orwellian Logic 101" in
which Solomon defines terms currently adrift in the media universe and what they really mean. Terms such as terrorist, propaganda effort and responsible journalism.
Solomon's compilation is an excellent opportunity to awaken oneself from the media induced sleep which is too easily entered and from which it is difficult to awaken.
Solomon practices the important notion of viewing the world not as one thinks it ought to be but how it really is--full of lying politicians, seducers, PR men, and media sycophants who willingly and cheerfully participate as U.S. government spokesman and flag waving supporters for global hegemony supporting without question or critique American foreign policy.
I think people who dismiss Solomon's serious concerns about how our news is disseminated, don't want to acknowledge the truth, because (it maybe too frightening) they then might have to take some responsibility for it.
A rich democracy embraces divergence. When books such as Solomon's are a standard part of America's public educational system, then democracy will truly be live and well in America.
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Another account of how the media, and hence all of us, are all controlled by white guys in suits. Mr. Read morePublished on May 18, 2002
This book is comparable to the Pope calling Mother Teresa an atheist. Solomon's views are so far left that he actually believes moderate liberals are part of the vast right wing... Read morePublished on December 4, 2001
Honestly--I almost (almost) feel embarrassed for people like that. I'm very bad at math; therefore, I would never attempt to dazzle people with my mad calculus skillz. Read morePublished on October 25, 1999
Why read The New York Review of Books when Norman Solomon can tell you why the local news weaterhman knows less than he does about the world. Read morePublished on October 6, 1999