You are Being Lied to: The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths
Disinformation Company, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 399 pages
You Are Being Lied Tois a massive collection of articles that ruthlessly destroy the distortions, myths, and outright lies that are fed to us by the government, the media, corporations, history books, organized religion, science and medicine, and society in general. No one is spared, and all sacred cows are candidates for the grinder.
Do you believe any of the following?
Wake up! You're being lied to.
This book acts as a battering ram against the distortions, myths, and outright lies that have been shoved down our throats by the government, the media, corporations, organized religion, the scientific establishment, and others who want to keep the truth from us. An unprecedented group of researchers--investigative reporters, political dissidents, academics, media watchdogs, scientist-philosophers, social critics, and rogue scholars--paints a picture of a world where crucial stories are ignored or actively suppressed and the official version of events has more holes in it than Swiss cheese. A world where real dangers are downplayed and nonexistent dangers are trumpeted. In short, a world where you are being lied to.
Among the revelations inside:
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Review: You are Being Lied To: The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes, and Cultural MythsUser Review - sologdin - Goodreads
some interesting left content here, but much more of the paranoid style (in Hofstadter's conception) than otherwise. Read full review
Review: You are Being Lied To: The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes, and Cultural MythsUser Review - Mr. Shoemaker - Goodreads
Fun rants, many a little cracked, but much of the material feels too dated and irrelevant by 2012. Read full review