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Yellow Journalism: MSNBC Media Tarts & the Rise of the New Left Paperback – April 6, 2012
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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.
Lem L. Railsback