Lies, Incorporated

Lies, Incorporated

The World of Post-truth Politics

Book - 2016
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A stunning investigation of the history of organized misinformation in politics.

In today's post-truth political landscape, there is a carefully concealed but ever-growing industry of organized misinformation that exists to create and disseminate lies in the service of political agendas. Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters for America present a revelatory history of this industry--which they've dubbed Lies, Incorporated--and show how it has crippled legislative progress on issues including tobacco regulation, public health care, climate change, gun control, immigration, abortion, and same-sex marriage. Eye-opening and indispensable, Lies, Incorporated takes an unflinching look at the powerful network of politicians and special interest groups that have launched coordinated assaults on the truth to shape American politics.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, c2016
ISBN: 9780307279590
0307279596
Branch Call Number: 320.973 Rabi
Characteristics: xviii, 238 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Mediamatters.org

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StarGladiator
Sep 17, 2016

I don't know, perhaps I'm wrong but I think this fellow's heart is in the right place, that he may be capable of evolving, but overall he exists in a clueless state, never able to make it to the next level.
He doesn't quite get the point that when the so-called media, really the corporate-non-media, focuses on the non-issues it is to concentrate those useless non-issues so a certain percentage will believe them, a point which he does both get and make - - you see my confusion with him?
He complements the so-called media for attacking the phony death panels [re: ACA, ObamaCare] but doesn't grasp they are just focusing attention on the non-issues [death panels]!
Instead of pointing out all the flaws of the real issue [Obamacare not only not addresses rising healthcare costs, but drives up the pharmaceutical costs, and overall probably is structured to drive up the general healthcare costs, plus it is a major step in the privatization of taxation]. See, it's not the media when all it is about is spewing forth disinformation and misinformation, then focusing either on the non-issues, or attacking those nonsensical non-issues, thus focusing attention when they should be reporting the real news [recent case in point: President Obama's birthplace - - never mattered, as since the laws of America and Kenya at the time of his birth state that having one parent from said countries confers citizenship - - hence he was born with dual-citizenship - - a non-issue]!
President Obama may make a middling effort for domestic gun control, but meanwhile he leads many other presidents in pushing the sales of weapons systems worldwide!
In other words, THERE IS NO MEDIA! [Admittedly difficult for a populace which has been soundly indoctrinated to grasp, when they thrive among th cults of personality of those TV idols!]
Sidebar: Over the years I have dug up many facts on specific issues [assassinations of JFK, RFK, missing flight MH370, the real financial history of America, the bankers and their connections to the Clintons, Bush's actual pseudo-military record, et cetera, et cetera] and have noted time and again it is chiefly academics and intrepid independent researchers who actually hunt down and report real news!] To anyone who ever believed anything Dan Rather [CBS] or Jim Lederer [Dallas Morning News, later PBS] said to be factual, try going back and attempting to verify anything they said.

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