Tricks Journalists Play

How the Truth is Massaged, Distorted, Glamorized and Glossed Over

Author: Dennis Barker

Publisher: Giles De LA Mare Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781900357272

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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This hard-hitting exposé discusses the erosion of standards and values in the media world of newspapers, TV, and radio over the past 20 years—in particular those of integrity, independence, thought, and accuracy. The general public is becoming increasingly aware of the unsatisfactory state of affairs in media journalism, which is highlighted by the periodic distortions caused by the political ambitions of chief executives and tycoons, misleading headlines, and its extraordinary obsession with celebrity culture. This study is essential reading for the majority of us who care about the destructive effects of spin, misrepresentation, deception, social and international prejudice, the purveying of half-truths in relation to crucial issues that affect our future, and the failure to report fully and accurately on matters that have a bearing on freedom and democracy.