935 Lies

935 Lies

The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity

Book - 2014
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Lewis describes the ways in which he sees that "truth can be manipulated and distorted by governments, corporations, even [lone] individuals. He [posits that] truth is often distorted or diminished by delay: truth in time can save terrible erroneous choices. In part a history of communication in America, a cri de couer for the principles and practice of objective reporting, and a journey into several notably labyrinths of deception, [this book is a] search for honesty in an age of casual, sometimes malevolent distortion of the facts"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781610391177
1610391179
Branch Call Number: 323.445 LEWIS
Characteristics: xxiii, 364 pages ; 25 cm

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selinaalbright Aug 11, 2015

This book is well written, but it is to long winded for the topic at hand. The first and last chapter sum up the issue of dishonesty in government, and just about everybody in America knows at this point that George Bush was a less than spectacular president.

voisjoe1 Sep 06, 2014

Journalist and author Charles Lewis discusses the major news items that occurred during his lifetime and describes journalism’s victories and defeats. On occasion, corporations would threaten a news outlet with a billion dollar lawsuit, with the outlet knowing that if they lost they would be bankrupted. Some of the major news items discussed were the Gulf of Tonkin incident, Iran-Contra, the Civil Rights Movement, Big Tobacco and Watergate. In the last 65 years or so, the journalism played by the large media outlets have become journalism-lite, and in today’s age America will have to depend on smaller and more independent sources for its news information. Lewis points out, journalism must continue to work news stories if we want to maintain a semblance of Democracy. This book should be required reading for all journalism workers and journalism students.

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