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Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism

Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism

Written by Sharyl Attkisson

Narrated by Sharyl Attkisson


Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism

Written by Sharyl Attkisson

Narrated by Sharyl Attkisson

ratings:
4.5/5 (35 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Nov 24, 2020
ISBN:
9780063033405
Format:
Audiobook

Description

New York Times bestselling author Sharyl Attkisson takes on the media’s misreporting on Black Lives Matter, coronavirus, Joe Biden, Silicon Valley censorship, and more.

When the facts don’t fit their Narrative, the media abandons the facts, not the Narrative. Virtually every piece of information you get through the media has been massaged, shaped, curated, and manipulated before it reaches you. Some of it is censored entirely. The news can no longer be counted on to reflect all the facts. Instead of telling us what happened yesterday, they tell us what’s new in the prepackaged soap opera they’ve been calling the news.

For the past four years, five-time Emmy Award–winning investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Sharyl Attkisson has been collecting and dissecting alarming incidents tracing the shocking devolution of what used to be the most respected news organizations on the planet. For the first time, top news executives and reporters representing every major national television news outlet—from ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN to FOX and MSNBC—speak frankly, confiding in Attkisson about the death of the news as they once knew it. Their concern transcends partisan divides.

Most frightening of all, a broad campaign in the media has convinced many Americans not only to accept but to demand censorship over journalism. It is a stroke of genius on the part of those seeking to influence public opinion: undermine public confidence in the news, then insist upon “curating” information and divining the “truth.” The thinking is done for you. They’ll decide which pesky facts shouldn’t cross your desk by declaring them false, irrelevant, debunked, unsafe, or out-of-bounds.

We have reached a state of utter absurdity, where journalism schools teach students that their own, personal truth or chosen narratives matter more than reality. In Slanted, Attkisson digs into the language of propagandists, the persistence of false media narratives, the driving forces behind today's dangerous blend of facts and opinion, the abandonment of journalism ethics, and the new, Orwellian definition of what it means to report the news. 

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

Publisher:
Released:
Nov 24, 2020
ISBN:
9780063033405
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Sharyl Attkisson has been a working journalist for more than thirty-five years and is host and managing editor of the nonpartisan Sunday morning TV program "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson." She has covered controversies under the administrations of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, emerging with a reputation, as the Washington Post put it, as a “persistent voice of news-media skepticism about the government’s story.” She is the recipient of five Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting. She has worked at CBS News, PBS, and CNN and is a fifth degree blackbelt master in Taekwondo.


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  • (5/5)
    The author was Sharyl Attkisson! Check it out you won’t be sorry!
  • (5/5)
    One of the few "journalists" left on the planet, @SharylAttkisson opines on our biased MSM. Just how biased are they? Spoiler alert - it's worse than you think.
  • (5/5)
    Brilliant education in the media operations in the current time circa 2015-2021 and beyond. A must read for everyone that wants to break free of the programming!
  • (5/5)
    Powerful. Should be required reading for journalism student in particular and consumers of information in general.
  • (4/5)
    Drags at times, longer than it needs to be, but it had me coming back for more. Nice to hear from an insider, without an axe to grind.
  • (5/5)
    Everyone should read this book. It will help you understand how much false news you are feed by main stream media.
  • (5/5)
    Everyone should read this book! Will open your eyes on how the media is controlling the narrative in what we think. We need to wake up to what is really going on and be able to separate out news from propaganda. Excellent book by an excellent journalist.
  • (5/5)
    I will never see the media the same way again. I’m almost wishing I was ignorant of what I’ve learned about the media in this book. Now I understand how important it is to question and look a lot deeper at the propaganda surrounding me every day. This is a great addition to the understanding of journalism, celebrity opinions, and dark people.
  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    The author shone a bright light on the media telling a story look overdue. While I don’t doubt the accuracy of her stories regarding CNN and the major networks and their inherent bias against our current president, it would have been interesting to hear about journalists for FOX news also. It adds credibility when you cover both sides.

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