NEWSPEAK in the 21st Century

NEWSPEAK in the 21st Century

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Media Lens' mission is to correct the distorted vision of the liberal media. A thorn in the side of the Guardian, Independent, Channel 4 and the BBC, among many others, it is constantly under counterfire by those it attacks.These responses are collected in Newspeak. They expose the arrogance and servility to power of our leading journalists and editors, starring Andrew Marr, Alan Rusbridger, Roger Alton, Jon Snow, Jeremy Bowen and even George Monbiot.Packed with forensic media analysis, revealing the lethal bias in 'balanced' reporting. Even the 'best' UK media turn out to be cheerleaders for government, business and war. Alongside an A-Z of BBC propaganda and chapters on Iraq and climate change, Newspeak focuses on the demonisation of Iran and Venezuela, the Israel-Palestine conflict, the myth of impartial reporting and the dark art of smearing more

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 136 x 218 x 24mm | 498.95g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745328946
  • 9780745328942

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'In telling us the unvarnished truth, Media Lens is the best thing to happen to the British media for as long as I can remember' -- John Pilger 'Media Lens is doing an outstanding job of pressing the mainstream media' -- Edward S. Herman 'Regular critical analysis of the media, filling crucial gaps and correcting the distortions of ideological prisms, has never been more important. Media Lens has performed a major public service by carrying out this task with energy, insight, and care' -- Noam Chomskyshow more

About David Edwards

David Edwards is co-founder/co-editor of Media Lens ( for which he works full-time. He is author of Free to be Human (1995), The Compassionate Revolution (1998) and co-author of Guardians of Power: The Myth of the Liberal Media (Pluto, 2006). David Cromwell is co-founder / co-editor of Media Lens ( and a researcher at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. He is author of Private Planet (2001) and co-author of Guardians of Power: The Myth of the Liberal Media (Pluto, 2006). In 2002, he co-founded the Crisis Forum ( with fellow Southampton academic Mark Levene. Surviving Climate Change: The Struggle to Avert Global Catastrophe, edited by Cromwell and Levene, was published in 2007 by more

Table of contents

1. No Conspiracy - Solving The Propaganda Puzzle 2. BBC Balance - The Magnificent Fiction 3. Back-To-Back Bias - An Incomplete A-Z Of BBC Propaganda 4. Climate Chaos - Keeping Madness Mainstream 5. Plan A/Plan B - The Downing Street Memo 6. Mind Your Methodology - Killing The 2004 Lancet Report 7. One Million Dead And Counting - The 2006 Lancet Report And Beyond 8. Bitter Harvest - Suicide Bombings In Britain, Spain And Iraq 9. Israel & Palestine - An Eye For An Eyelash 10. Real Men Go To Tehran - Targeting Iran 11. Iran In Iraq 12. Venezuela - Dousing The "Firebrand" 13. Liberal Press Gang - Behind The Scenes At The Independent And The Guardian 14. Brilliant Fools - Snarls, Smears And The Dark Art Of Willy-Waving 15. Compassion, Awareness and Honest Journalism References Indexshow more

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