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Jack Holland is a writer whose keen sense of wit and humor is honed in the tradition of the tall tale, where the truth is elusive and one step ahead of his ballpoint pen. When he is not writing, he can be found at the nearest fishing hole pondering why God made them so good to eat but so hard to catch.
This is not a book of subtleties, the author is clearly conservative politically speaking. His criticism is directed at the deep entrenchment of the aggressive agenda-driven egalitarian leftwing in mainstream Western media and how this undue influence has negatively affected national-regional societies. Although I do not agree with all the conclusions this author makes, I do love the writing style, because it has a raw, underground flavor. You won't find politically correct sanitation in this book and it's quite refreshing.
Readers who are politically right leaning and appreciate commentary critical of the liberal media will nod their heads in agreement at the suppositions and conclusions of this exposé. I highly recommend this book for people who want to see examples of how the leftist dominated media has been used as a political weapon to subvert, undermine and slowly degenerate Western Civilization over the last century.
Frank Luther Mott (1941) defines yellow journalism in terms of five characteristics:
1. scare headlines in huge print, often containing minor news
2. lavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawings
3. use of faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudoscience, and a parade of false information from so-called experts
4. emphasis on full-color Sunday supplements, usually with comic strips
5. dramatic sympathy with the "underdog" against the system.
Source: Mott, Frank Luther (1941). American Journalism, page 539.
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Within the first 21 pages, the author launches into the notion that it's "The Jews" who are responsible for yellow journalism and he goes on and on knocking Jews, the amount of Holocaust programs on TV, Zionism, and more. All the while saying he's not prejudiced against Jews. And that their problems are their own-- for complaining about the Holocaust, about anti-Semitism, and the like. (Does this sound familiar? It could have been written by Louis Farakkahn or Iranian President Ahmadinejad.)
This is NO scholarly work; it's written at a 4th-grade level, and in the form of "Here, I'm starting a rant"-- beginning on page 1. PLEASE make sure to take the free look inside and make sure to get to page 21-23 for his anti-Jewish diatribe.
He does seem to support Glenn Beck . . . not exactly an endorsement of his own credentials as a journalist. Oh yes, there is NO journalism here, no research . . . just a long rant from a Right-Winger's Right-Winger with no intellectual argument being made. No thesis, no supporting facts, documents, or references, nothing except his own anecdotal rantings.
This "book" appears, based on the sample, to be an embarrassment even to the Far Right, blame-the-media crowd.
Yellow Journalism by Jack Holland is a "must-read" by individuals seeking to understand modern bank chiseling and mediated media. He draws a stark and interesting parallel between the current competition between M.O.M.E. (Mathews, Olbermann, and Maddow and, of course, Big Ed) and the Fox apparatus and the "ole days" when Mr. Pulitzer and Mr. Hearst were tearing at each other's profits. In such case, our modern "yellow journalism" fits the original perfectly. Although I agree with the M.O.M.E. crowd and abhor the foxy apparatus--and, therefore, disagree whole-heartedly with Holland--I do think that Holland brings out many things that we need to think seriously about. If we ignore "minor-at-this-time" prophets as Holland, we will probably deserve what we, most-assuredly, will get. Lem L. Railsback
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