Journalistic Fraud: How the New York Times Distorts the News and Why It Can No Longer Be Trusted

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Aug 14, 2003 - Political Science - 336 pages
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For over a hundred years, the New York Times has purported to present straight news and hard facts. But, as Bob Kohn shows with absolute clarity, the founders' original vision has been hijacked, and today, instead of straight news, readers are given mere editorial under the pretense of objective journalism. Kohn shows point by point the methods by which the Times' mission has been subverted by the present management-routinely slanting the presentation of the facts in leads, headlines, and placement; utilizing polls, labels, and loaded language to convey particular views, not genuine news; and staffing the newsroom with hacks who manipulate information to further a leftist agenda. Kohn shows how such fraudulence directly corrupts hundreds of news agencies across the world; and by revealing all their methods of manipulation, he teaches readers how to decipher the slants in even the subtlest of cases, providing an entertaining and enlightening lesson in fraud-busting.
  

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The ongoing public debate on bias in the media has a new entry on the side of "too liberal" with a specific examination of the New York Times. Kohn, an entertainment lawyer, describes himself as a ... Read full review

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Contents

Distorting the Headline
Distorting the Facts
Distorting with Opinion
Distorting with Labels
Distorting with Loaded Language
Distorting with Crusades
Distorting with Polls
Distorting with Placement
Distorting the War Coverage
The Future of the New York Times
Acknowledgements About the Author
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Bob Kohn is an attorney and seasoned executive with experience in both the entertainment and high-tech industries. He is currently the vice chairman of the board of Borland Software Corp. and chairman of Laugh.com, a comedy record label. A former associate attorney at a prominent Beverly Hills entertainment law firm, Kohn served as associate editor of the Entertainment Law Reporter. Kohn also co-authored with his father the legal treatise, Kohn on Music Licensing, hailed by USA Today as the "bible of legal issues in the music world.

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