Toxic sludge is good for you: lies, damn lies, and the public relations industry

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Common Courage Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 236 pages
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Common Courage’s number one seller blows the lid off of today's multi-billion-dollar propaganda-for-hire PR industry, revealing how public relations wizards concoct and spin the news, organize phony "grassroots" front groups, spy on citizens and conspire with lobbyists and politicians.

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Review: Toxic Sludge is Good For You: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry

User Review  - Jack Oughton - Goodreads

If you want an idea of how much of our major & minor media is influenced/blatantly organised by PR strategies, take a look. Politics too, in the form of lobbying, etc. It's kinda scary. Read full review

Review: Toxic Sludge is Good For You: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry

User Review  - Simon Wood - Goodreads

THE MANIPULATORS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE Public relations are the means by which power, whether economic or political, maintains and expands its privileges in a Democratic society. In "Toxic Sludge is ... Read full review


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Stauber is the founder and director of the nonprofit Center for Media and Democracy.

John Stauber (right) is founder and director of the Center for Media & Democracy. He and Sheldon Rampton write and edit the quarterly <i>PR Watch: Public Interest Reporting on the PR/Public Affairs Industry. They are the bestselling authors of Weapons of Mass Deception, Toxic Sludge is Good for You! , and Trust Us, We're Experts! In 2001, the National Council of Teachers of English gave Rampton and Stauber its annual George Orwell Award for exposing the use of doublespeak in American life.

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