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Unspun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781400065660
Author(s): Brooks Jackson
Format: Paperback
Year: 2007
Publisher: Random House Trade
Dimensions: 135 x 201 x 12 (w x l x h)
Pages: 195

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Americans are bombarded daily with mixed messages, half-truths, misleading statements, and out-and-out fabrications masquerading as facts. The news media-once the vaunted watchdogs of our republic-are often too timid or distracted to identify these deceptions.
"unSpun" is the secret decoder ring for the twenty-first-century world of disinformation. Written by Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the founders of the acclaimed website FactCheck.org, unSpun reveals the secrets of separating facts from disinformation, such as:
the warning signs of spin, hype, and bogus newscommon tricks used to deceive ushow to find trustworthy and objective sources of informationTelling fact from fiction shouldn't be a difficult task. With this book and a healthy dose of skepticism, anyone can cut through the haze of biased media reportage to be a savvier consumer and a better-informed citizen.
"Read this book and you will not go unarmed into the political wars ahead of us. Jackson and Jamieson equip us to be our own truth squad, and that just might be the salvation of democracy."
-Bill Moyers
"THE DEFINITIVE B.S. DETECTOR-AN ABSOLUTELY INVALUABLE GUIDEBOOK."
-Mark Shields, syndicated columnist and political analyst, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
""unSpun" is an essential guide to cutting through the political fog. Just in time for the 2008 campaign, Brooks Jackson and Kathleen
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