Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation
On Sale: April 24, 2007
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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 mediaâ€“once the
vaunted watchdogs of our republicâ€“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:
â€˘ the warning signs of spin, hype, and bogus news
â€˘ common tricks used to deceive us
â€˘ how to find trustworthy and objective sources of information
Telling fact from fiction shouldnâ€™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.
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