True Enough

True Enough

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Why has punditry lately overtaken news? Why do lies seem to linger so long in the cultural subconscious even after theya€™ve been thoroughly discredited? And why, when more people than ever before are documenting the truth with laptops and digital cameras, does fact-free spin and propaganda seem to work so well? True Enough explores leading controversies of national politics, foreign affairs, science, and business, explaining how Americans have begun to organize themselves into echo chambers that harbor diametrically different factsa€”not merely opinionsa€”from those of the larger culture.Make no mistake: this is no run-of-the-mill exposAc of media bias, but a sophisticated analysis of the ways and means by which lies and distortions do so well in todaya#39;s fractured, cynical media world.aquot; a€”Todd Gitlin, Professor of ...

Title:True Enough
Author:Farhad Manjoo
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-02-17


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