Beyond Hypocrisy
Decoding the News in an Age of Propaganda

Herman, Edward S
Publisher:  South End Press
Year First Published:  {14220 Beyond Hypocrisy BEYOND HYPOCRISY Decoding the News in an Age of Propaganda Herman, Edward S South End Press Edward Herman's book should be required reading for all news rooms and journalism students. In this book he examines through essays, cartoons and a dictionary of "doublespeak" the terms used in the language of U.S. government policy. He highlights the deception and moral hypocrisy and the media's all too willing role to propagate it: whether it be the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq (aggression) or the American invasion of Grenada (justifiable) . One of the most important aspects of doublespeak is the ability to "use lies to choose and shape facts selectively". Another lesson of this book is the governments' mastery of propaganda and manufacture of new foes and the media's failure to question the basis in reality of these supposed threats. 1992 1999 244pp BC14220s-BeyondHypocrisy.jpg B Book 9780896084353 CX8120 0 true true false CX8120.htm [0xc0002af740 0xc0002afce0 0xc0000ee0f0 0xc000ffed20 0xc0005e4b40 0xc0012d3260 0xc001e95ef0 0xc00276a660] Cx}
Year Published:  1999
Pages:  244pp   ISBN:  9780896084353
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8120

Edward Herman's book should be required reading for all news rooms and journalism students. In this book he examines through essays, cartoons and a dictionary of "doublespeak" the terms used in the language of U.S. government policy. He highlights the deception and moral hypocrisy and the media's all too willing role to propagate it: whether it be the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq (aggression) or the American invasion of Grenada (justifiable) . One of the most important aspects of doublespeak is the ability to "use lies to choose and shape facts selectively". Another lesson of this book is the governments' mastery of propaganda and manufacture of new foes and the media's failure to question the basis in reality of these supposed threats.

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