Getting It Wrong

Getting It Wrong

Readers concerned about media influence should be relieved, while journalists could be discouraged to learn how little their efforts matter.”—Judy Solberg, Library Journal “Exquisitely researched and lively.”—Dick Kreck, Denver ...

Author: W. Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520291294

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 763

Many of American journalism’s best-known and most cherished stories are exaggerated, dubious, or apocryphal. They are media-driven myths, and they attribute to the news media and their practitioners far more power and influence than they truly exert. In Getting It Wrong, writer and scholar W. Joseph Campbell confronts and dismantles prominent media-driven myths, describing how they can feed stereotypes, distort understanding about the news media, and deflect blame from policymakers. Campbell debunks the notions that the Washington Post’s Watergate reporting brought down Richard M. Nixon’s corrupt presidency, that Walter Cronkite’s characterization of the Vietnam War in 1968 shifted public opinion against the conflict, and that William Randolph Hearst vowed to “furnish the war” against Spain in 1898. This expanded second edition includes a new preface and new chapters about the first Kennedy-Nixon debate in 1960, the haunting Napalm Girl photograph of the Vietnam War, and bogus quotations driven by the Internet and social media.
Categories: History

Getting it Wrong

Getting it Wrong

GETTING IT WRONG : HOW CANADIANS FORGOT THEIR PAST AND IMPERILLED CONFEDERATION Archbishop Desmond Tutu , Chairman of South Africa's Truth and ...

Author: Paul Romney

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802081053

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 425

This provocative book explains how divergent views of Canada's past have sown dissension between Qu?b?cois and other Canadians, disclosing a lost middle ground between the Canadian nationalist and Qu?bec nationalist visions of Canadian history.
Categories: Political Science

Getting it Wrong

Getting it Wrong

There are a number of reasons why a black-white “gap analysis” is the wrong way to attempt to assess black progress. For example, when I was one year old, ...

Author: Algernon Austin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595385942

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 489

Black public intellectuals, from liberal to conservative, are all talking about how black America is degenerating culturally. But there is little concrete evidence for this conclusion. In most areas of life, black Americans have made significant positive progress since the Civil Rights era. Blacks are still economically worse off than whites, but black poverty has declined and the black middle class has grown since the 1960s. More blacks graduate from college today than ever before. Black communities are much safer now than during the peak crack epidemic years of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The blackteenage pregnancy rate has fallen dramatically since the 1960s. All of these facts contradict the assertions of black cultural decline. While negative images of blacks abound in American popular culture, there is no evidence that these images accurately represent most real black Americans. In Getting It Wrong, sociologist Algernon Austin carefully examines the data on black Americans and separates myth from fact.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Getting It Wrong

Getting It Wrong

And yet another factor for getting it wrong was the reliance on officials such as Nagin and Compass, both of whom were presumed to possess authoritative ...

Author: W. Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520291270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 296

Many of American journalism’s best-known and most cherished stories are exaggerated, dubious, or apocryphal. They are media-driven myths, and they attribute to the news media and their practitioners far more power and influence than they truly exert. In Getting It Wrong, writer and scholar W. Joseph Campbell confronts and dismantles prominent media-driven myths, describing how they can feed stereotypes, distort understanding about the news media, and deflect blame from policymakers. Campbell debunks the notions that the Washington Post’s Watergate reporting brought down Richard M. Nixon’s corrupt presidency, that Walter Cronkite’s characterization of the Vietnam War in 1968 shifted public opinion against the conflict, and that William Randolph Hearst vowed to “furnish the war” against Spain in 1898. This expanded second edition includes a new preface and new chapters about the first Kennedy-Nixon debate in 1960, the haunting Napalm Girl photograph of the Vietnam War, and bogus quotations driven by the Internet and social media.
Categories: Business & Economics

Getting it Wrong in Spain

Getting it Wrong in Spain

Getting. it. Wrong. in. Spain. This book brings together different and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Spanish Civil War, its victims, its contentious ...

Author: Susana Belenguer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317525370

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 812

This book brings together different and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Spanish Civil War, its victims, its contentious ending, and its aftermath. In exploring the slow demise of republican ideals, contributors range over many diverse historical and cultural topics — discussing, for instance, the attitudes of both Left and Right to the poet Federico García Lorca and to his assassination, examining the documentary evidence offered in surviving memoirs of the Civil War, and assessing the major characteristics of the new order in Spain under Franco. Cinematic and literary depictions of the Civil War and its consequences are also studied. Other topics investigated include: contemporary French reactions to the Spanish conflict, Stalinist policies towards Spain, the activities and motives of the anarcho-syndicalists and the role of the International Brigades. This collection of essays published on the 75th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, not only places the events and experiences studied within the context of the ‘new state’ of Franco’s Spain, but also offers timely fresh insights into wider European and international issues during what was a period of seismic change in world history. This book was originally published as a special issue of Bulletin of Spanish Studies.
Categories: History

Getting it Wrong

Getting it Wrong

This book rightfully calls us to rethink some significant errors that have become a part of our history and our collective memories. It is just downright interesting reading.

Author: W. Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520255661

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 622

"If daily journalism constitutes history's first rough draft, then Getting it Wrong certainly reveals how rough that draft can be. Joseph Campbell is a dogged and first-rate scholar."--Neil Henry, Dean, University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism "Dr. Campbell has done meticulous research that examines ten media myths in context. This book rightfully calls us to rethink some significant errors that have become a part of our history and our collective memories. It is just downright interesting reading."--Wallace B. Eberhard, recipient of the American Journalism Historians Association Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement
Categories: History

You re Doing It Wrong

You re Doing It Wrong

Offsetting Time Spent Sitting HOW YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG A certain amount of damage simply can't be offset: Constant sitting must be avoided.

Author: Lee Thornton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440545245

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 892

Not Getting the Results You Want? Probably Because You're Doing It Wrong! You brush your teeth twice a day. You serve red wine at room temperature. You treat stains on whites with bleach. You're doing everything by the book, so it must be fine, right? Wrong! From drinking coffee and tipping at restaurants to riding your bike and treating your hangovers, years of bad advice and common misconceptions have led to a lifetime of erroneous doings. Even the simplest, most common tasks are done incorrectly every day by almost everyone, and chances are - whatever you're doing - you're doing it wrong too. But it's okay. You're Doing It Wrong! will teach you how to do it all right.
Categories: Reference

Getting it Wrong

Getting it Wrong

In Getting It Wrong, leading economist William Barnett argues instead that there was too little use of the relevant economics, especially from the literature on economic measurement.

Author: William A. Barnett

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262300568

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 303

A leading economist contends that the recent financial crisis was caused not by the failure of mainstream economics but by corrupted monetary data constructed without reference to economics. Blame for the recent financial crisis and subsequent recession has commonly been assigned to everyone from Wall Street firms to individual homeowners. It has been widely argued that the crisis and recession were caused by “greed” and the failure of mainstream economics. In Getting It Wrong, leading economist William Barnett argues instead that there was too little use of the relevant economics, especially from the literature on economic measurement. Barnett contends that as financial instruments became more complex, the simple-sum monetary aggregation formulas used by central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve, became obsolete. Instead, a major increase in public availability of best-practice data was needed. Households, firms, and governments, lacking the requisite information, incorrectly assessed systemic risk and significantly increased their leverage and risk-taking activities. Better financial data, Barnett argues, could have signaled the misperceptions and prevented the erroneous systemic-risk assessments. When extensive, best-practice information is not available from the central bank, increased regulation can constrain the adverse consequences of ill-informed decisions. Instead, there was deregulation. The result, Barnett argues, was a worst-case toxic mix: increasing complexity of financial instruments, inadequate and poor-quality data, and declining regulation. Following his accessible narrative of the deep causes of the crisis and the long history of private and public errors, Barnett provides technical appendixes, containing the mathematical analysis supporting his arguments.
Categories: Business & Economics

Getting it Wrong

Getting it Wrong

Deals with the dark side of the medieval theory of knowledge, the pursuit of knowldge in 'wrong' ways, 'common knowledge' and departures from it, wisdom and folly, incomplete knowledge, truth and lies.

Author: G. R. Evans

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023480481

Category: Architecture

Page: 222

View: 312

Deals with the dark side of the medieval theory of knowledge, the pursuit of knowldge in 'wrong' ways, 'common knowledge' and departures from it, wisdom and folly, incomplete knowledge, truth and lies.
Categories: Architecture

How History Gets Things Wrong

How History Gets Things Wrong

Notice , this role for history still makes getting its explanations right of ... and others wrong and that we can tell which is which , history amounts to ...

Author: Alex Rosenberg

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262537995

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 410

"This trade book takes on the widely-shared belief that learning the history of something always contributes to understanding it, is often the best way to do so, and sometimes is the only way. The aim is to explain away these three beliefs, to show why historical narrative is always, always wrong, not just incomplete or inaccurate or unfounded, but mistaken the way Ptolemaic astronomy or Phlogiston chemistry is wrong. The resources employed to do this are those of evolutionary anthropology, cognitive science, and most of all neuroscience. Much of the book reports Nobel Prize winning advances in neuroscience in ways that are accessible to the non-specialist and reveals their relevance for our fatal attraction to stories. Although framed as a searching critique of historical narrative as path to understanding and knowledge, the book also provides a report of the current state of play of research in cognitive social psychology, evolutionary anthropology, and the study of the brain at the level of neural detail"...
Categories: Psychology

Everything Is Wrong With You

Everything Is Wrong With You

Okay, once you find a hot guy and you are together and then he leaves you, you need my seven-step plan for getting him back. 1. Have babies with him.

Author: Wendy Molyneux

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599633572

Category: Humor

Page: 200

View: 319

Pretend advice about beauty, fashion and relationships for women who are pretending to care about that stuff. While other self-help books might tell you that something is wrong with you, this book is here to tell you that everything is wrong with you. In your quest for perfection, are there things you've forgotten to worry about? Like: • Are your toes weird? I'm not saying they are, but are they? • What if you think you are thin, but you actually have a vision disorder that just makes you see yourself as thin when, in fact, you are totally not thin? Think about it! • What if whenever you go out of town your boyfriend has crazy orgies at your house? And what if all your best friends come to those orgies? Of course I can't prove it, but can you disprove it? Remember, if you were OK, there wouldn't be so many books and magazines out there devoted to helping you get prettier and be more stylish. I mean, if you think that publishers are just in it for the money, then you definitely have trust issues! How can you solve them? Please purchase this book to find out. On the other hand, you could just walk out of here without this book, thinking that you are great just the way you are... and arrive home to find that your husband has left you because of your weird toes. Good luck.
Categories: Humor

Right is Wrong

Right is Wrong

And it is getting easier every day for Iraqis to express that sense of liberation." .\low, I don't know if there's a square named for President Bush in ...

Author: Arianna Huffington

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307270207

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 960

With her trademark passion, intelligence, and devastating wit, Huffington Post editor in chief Arianna Huffington tackles the issues that are crucial to this year’s presidential election and, even more so, to the fate of the country. Huffington makes the case that America has been hijacked from within by a radical element—the “lunatic fringe” of the Right that has taken over the Republican Party. Despite holding views at odds with the majority of Americans, these zealots have given us an endless war in Iraq, a sputtering economy, a health care system on life support, a war on science and reason, and an immoral embrace of torture. But they haven’t done it on their own: they have been enabled by a compliant media that act as if there is no such thing as truth and are more interested in cozying up to those in power than in holding them accountable, and by feckless Democrats who have allowed themselves to be intimidated into backing down again and again. Both a withering indictment and a hopeful call to arms, Right Is Wrong is an explosive, boldly incisive work that will help set the national agenda.
Categories: Political Science

Stop Getting I T Wrong

Stop Getting I T  Wrong

This book is for you. STOP GETTING I.T. WRONG is a comprehensive collection of musings, whinges and strategies about the successful use of digital technology in any classroom at any level.

Author: David Morgan

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781291482256

Category: Education

Page:

View: 918

Have you ever wondered if you could be teaching smarter? Using technology to your advantage? Do you feel as though you've got a fortune of gadgets sitting around and not helping your students learn? This book is for you. STOP GETTING I.T. WRONG is a comprehensive collection of musings, whinges and strategies about the successful use of digital technology in any classroom at any level. If you have any interest in doing modern teaching properly then this is for you. It collects the best practice of over seven years in teaching with Computers and Digital technology day-to-day by a genuinely passionate teacher.
Categories: Education

The Management Myth

The Management Myth

John Perkins, best-selling author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and The Secret History of the American Empire Filled with fascinating insider anecdotes and featuring a who s who of the consulting world . . . this book will enlighten ...

Author: Matthew Stewart

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0393065537

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 343

View: 244

A former management consultant traces his rise as an unlikely business guru, sharing scathing critiques of popular business authorities from Frederick Taylor to Tom Peters while offering insights into the management industry itself.
Categories: Business & Economics

When Christians Get it Wrong

When Christians Get it Wrong

Tackles the issues that young adults have with Christianity and the church--judging others, condemning people of other faiths, rejecting science, injecting politics into faith and being anti-homosexual--and addresses the how's and why's of ...

Author: Adam Hamilton

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426709142

Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 898

Tackles the issues that young adults have with Christianity and the church--judging others, condemning people of other faiths, rejecting science, injecting politics into faith and being anti-homosexual--and addresses the how's and why's of Christians getting it right when it comes to being Christ in the world. Original.
Categories: Religion

American Politics non partisan from the Beginning to Date

American Politics  non partisan  from the Beginning to Date

You say that is not placed properly with us . getting it in the right place , and you would On this subject of treating it as a wrong , be glad to see it ...

Author: Thomas Valentine Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043869853

Category: Political parties

Page: 854

View: 494

Categories: Political parties

Getting it Wrong in Spain

Getting it Wrong in Spain

This book brings together different and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Spanish Civil War, its victims, its contentious ending, and its aftermath.

Author: Susana Belenguer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317525363

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 914

This book brings together different and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Spanish Civil War, its victims, its contentious ending, and its aftermath. In exploring the slow demise of republican ideals, contributors range over many diverse historical and cultural topics — discussing, for instance, the attitudes of both Left and Right to the poet Federico García Lorca and to his assassination, examining the documentary evidence offered in surviving memoirs of the Civil War, and assessing the major characteristics of the new order in Spain under Franco. Cinematic and literary depictions of the Civil War and its consequences are also studied. Other topics investigated include: contemporary French reactions to the Spanish conflict, Stalinist policies towards Spain, the activities and motives of the anarcho-syndicalists and the role of the International Brigades. This collection of essays published on the 75th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, not only places the events and experiences studied within the context of the ‘new state’ of Franco’s Spain, but also offers timely fresh insights into wider European and international issues during what was a period of seismic change in world history. This book was originally published as a special issue of Bulletin of Spanish Studies.
Categories: History

Temple Bar

Temple Bar

Now , once a misunderstanding has got to this stage , it is in vain to think ... that he is in the wrong , where is the chance of getting him to give in ?

Author: George Augustus Sala

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024479969

Category: English periodicals

Page:

View: 327

Categories: English periodicals

Getting It Wrong

Getting It Wrong

This book shows that Cypriots were readily able to find answers to their problems when given an appropriate mechanism through which to do so, despite extremism encouraged from abroad.

Author: Martin Packard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1434370577

Category: Cyprus

Page: 391

View: 274

GETTING IT WRONG provides unique and critical reportage of events in Cyprus in early 1964. Circulation of an original report by Packard, commissioned by the CRO in 1964, was embargoed by Whitehall, which also rejected a UN request for a copy. Why was the Foreign Office so sensitive over a report which did no more than describe a highly successful process of peacemaking? This book shows that Cypriots were readily able to find answers to their problems when given an appropriate mechanism through which to do so, despite extremism encouraged from abroad. Misrepresentations of 1964 history in Cyprus have been a major factor in complicating the search there for accord. Describing mediation that was successful because it was answerable to the Cypriots, rather than to any outside power, this book helps to put the record straight. " ... personal testimony of fundamental importance for the critical year 1964. The book is important to both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots because it destroys respective propaganda as to what happened that year." (Costas Carras, book preview, 2008.) "Find that man Packard. He can prove that Cypriots can live together." (Lord Caradon to Friends of Cyprus, 1988.) "No foreigner knows better than you the reality of events in Cyprus in 1964." (Rauf Denktash to author, 1999.) "I pressed hard for your return. . . . as I felt sure you were the only man who could re-establish contact which had been completely lost." (General Young, letter to author, 1965.) "We, the soldiery, could never have attempted what you and your team were doing." (Field Marshal Gibbs, letter to author, 2002.) "It is fortunate for Cyprus and its younger generations that Martin Packard has provided this testimony... which contradicts much of the thrust of official archives." (Mario Evriviades, book preview, Phileleutheros, 2007.)
Categories: Cyprus