Fake News is actually a wonderful thing in that it allows for so many appealing possibilities to consider. All fake news needs to have is some element of truth in order for it to reverberate with viewers, readers or consumers of news through any source. For example, there is a James Comey, he is a former director of the FBI; there is a Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she is a current justice of the United States Supreme Court; both persons work out of Washington, DC; sexual harassment exists and used Hummers are sold via classified ads all the time. That seems pretty ordinary when considered as separate items, but when you combine them in a single news item you get ?Former FBI Director Comey Accuses Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of Sexual Harassment!? See?simple, quick, easy, hard-to-prove and hard-to disprove and the prospect that it could be true makes the possibility even more fascinating. Another item of keen interest in ?Absolutely?Positively?Genuine?Real Fake News? is the presser held when the Clooney?s and their family came back to the US. They were here to announce the opening of the ?George and Amal Clooney Beverly Hills Muslim Outreach Center.? The author uses this opportunity to write about his ruminations so that the reader may consider his experiences as their view into a world reserved for the privileged few. Another favorite APGR Fake News feature is when ?Chelsea Handler Launches the ?I Hate Trump Fan Club? and a stellar event it was. The Club?s Advisory Board is comprised of so many women who have so little regard for the President that it makes for an excellent example into what Americans call a study in cohesive and collective thought. There are so many possibilities in fake newsworthy events that the mind boggles. You need not go any further than when ?North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Weds actress Madeleine LeBeau? or HBO?s John Oliver as he taped his soon-to-be-released documentary ?The Snowflake Lounge?, or Bill Nye ?The Science Guy Blames Man-made Global Warming for Drastic Drop of UFO Sightings? plus more than 36 articles, interviews, blog posts, features all written to titillate, illuminate and fascinate the reader. It all culminates in the First Annual ?Fake News Awards? where honors are bestowed on the men and women who make fake news what it is! ?Absolutely, Positively, Genuine, Real Fake News? is written as a tribute to America; a marvel to the fact that even when the media reports fake news they do it in a truly magnificent way. The mainstream of news networks, entertainment venues, online blogs, prestigious newspapers and other media have turned a beautifully blind eye toward the curiosity for truth that had been their hallmark. Now it seems that a uniformity of common purpose guides so much of what is thought, written, reported and accepted by the fifth estate. Whether there is a story about ?The Trump Limbaugh Barbeque? or destroyed emails or some Russian collusion, real or imagined, sourced or unsourced, founded or unfounded, that does not deter the ever powerful cannons of the Mainstream Media from using the American news consumers as fodder?truly magnificent!
The one real difference between the American press and the Soviet state newspaper Pravda was that the Russian people knew they were being lied to. To expose the lies our media tell us today, controversial journalist James O´Keefe created Project Veritas, an independent news organization whose reporters go where traditional journalists dare not. Their investigative work - equal parts James Bond, Mike Wallace, and Saul Alinsky - has had a consistent and powerful impact on its targets. In American Pravda, the listener is invited to go undercover with these intrepid journalists as they infiltrate political campaigns, unmask dishonest officials, and expose voter fraud. A rollicking adventure story on one level, this audiobook also serves as a treatise on modern media, arguing that establishment journalists have a vested interest in keeping the powerful comfortable and the people misinformed. This audiobook not only contests the false narratives frequently put forth by corporate media; it documents the consequences of telling the truth in a world that does not necessarily want to hear it. O´Keefe´s enemies attack with lawsuits, smear campaigns, political prosecutions, and false charges in an effort to shut down Project Veritas. For O´Keefe every one of these attacks is a sign of success. American Pravda puts the myths and misconceptions surrounding O´Keefe´s activities to rest and will make you rethink every word you hear in the so-called mainstream press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James O´Keefe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002728/bk_aren_002728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Chin Music´´, by Louis Menand: The war between the White House and Fox News.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´The Oracle´´, by David Remnick: Cornel West keeps his promise to Barack Obama.BOOKS´´The Things People Say´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: Rumors in an age of unreason.MEDICAL DISPATCH´´Robots that Care´´, by Jerome Groopman: Advances in technological therapy.PROFILES´´Wild, Wild Wes´´, by Richard Brody: A master of high style goes looking for adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/091028/pe_nyer_091028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We, the media:Pedagogic Intrusions into U. S. Mainstream Film and Television News Broadcasting Rhetorics Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européenn Alan Taylor
The election of Donald Trump as US President in 2016 seemed to catch the world napping. Like the vote for Brexit in the UK, there seemed to be a new de-synchronicity - a huge reality gap - between the unfolding of history and the mainstream news media´s interpretations of and reporting of contemporary events. Through a series of short, sharp interventions from academics and journalists, this book interrogates the emergent media war around Donald Trump. A series of interconnected themes are used to set an agenda for exploration of Trump as the lynch-pin in the fall of the liberal mainstream and the rise of the right media mainstream in the USA. By exploring topics such as Trump´s television celebrity, his presidential candidacy and data-driven election campaign, his use of social media, his press conferences and combative relationship with the mainstream media, and the question of ´fake news´ and his administration´s defence of ´alternative facts´, the contributors rally together to map the parallels of the seemingly momentous and continuing shifts in the wider relationship between media and politics.
A celebration of the acclaimed news program Democracy Now! and the extraordinary heroes who have moved our democracy forward. In 1996 Amy Goodman started a radio show called Democracy Now! to focus on the issues that are underreported or ignored by mainstream news coverage. Shortly after September 11, 2001, they were broadcasting on television every weekday. Today it is the only public media in the US that airs simultaneously on satellite and cable television, radio, and the Internet. Now Amy and her journalist brother, David, share stories of the progressive heroes - the whistleblowers, the organizers, the protestors - who have brought about remarkable, often invisible change over the last two decades in seismic ways. This book looks back over the past 20 years of Democracy Now! and considers that as the courts and government abdicate their responsibilities, it has fallen to ordinary people to hold the powerful to account. Amy gives voice to these leaderful - not leaderless - movements: the countless charismatic leaders who are taking to the streets in Ferguson, Staten Island, Wall Street, and other places where people are rising up to demand justice. This is the guiding principle of Democracy Now!, which is front and center in this powerful, important work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Goodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007430/bk_sans_007430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Fascinating New Twist in the Post Apocalyptic Genre "One of the best social commentaries of our time, wrapped in a whopping good tale." "Can´t believe it´s a first effort! Very suspenseful! The thought that something so ´every day´ and beloved could cause such chaos is chilling. I was actually frightened by the possibilities raised here and can see how something trivial can be twisted or corrupted to wreak havoc! Good job! Fiction or prediction of a possible future scenario? Scared me to think about it." – Laura L. "I read a lot of books, mostly sci-fi or adventure. This is the best book I have read in a long time. The story is creative, original, and the more I hear about people in this world, the more I can see that it is possible and maybe probable and making me think strongly about stockpiling. The book was well written and leaving you wanting more. I will certainly read the next volume in this (hopefully) series. I give it 5 stars." – Illiad5 The twisted world of mainstream news and social media becomes the catalyst for social upheaval, entangling Steven Bryant in a frantic fight for the lives of his family and friends. A news story goes viral, causing their once normal lives to take a dangerous turn when a flawed medical research study suggesting man’s best friend might be his worst enemy. Chaos erupts and a near total collapse of society looms in a perfect storm of government corruption, political correctness, and social justice movements. Steven unwittingly finds himself the leader of a struggle for survival as America´s civil structure and social fabric is exposed as a house of cards. Sworn enemies become allies when faced with a common cause and friends and family members become bitter enemies as they confront hunger and widespread violence in a threat to their very survival. Life will never be the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060875/bk_acx0_060875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Technology´s capabilities are always changing. Every day, advancements are made that will ultimately have profound effects on society, yet most of these developments go unnoticed by mainstream news outlets. As a result, the general public has largely been kept in the dark about the latest, greatest, and most exciting technological trends - many of which are poised to reshape the world completely. This series aims to lift the veil off of these developments and shed light on how each could affect society in the years ahead. This audiobook - the first in the series - begins the tour with a look at many areas of the entertainment industry, including television, movies, music, printed media, and video games. Written for anyone interested in where we are, how we arrived here, and where we´re headed, The Impact of Innovation series opens listeners´ eyes to the world of new possibilities created by technological innovation and its potential impact on society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Aulridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023556/bk_acx0_023556_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.