Fog facts : searching for truth in the land of spin

Type:
boek
Titel:
Fog facts : searching for truth in the land of spin
Auteur:
Beinhart, Larry
Jaar:
2005
Taal:
Engels
Uitgever:
New York : Nation Books, 2005
Paginering:
199 p.
Plaatsnummer:
SQR.337 BEIN 05 (Luipaardstraat Kortrijk)
ISBN:
9781560258865
Onderwerp:
Politieke propaganda
Verenigde Staten Politiek
Samenvatting:
Everyone in the world knows what Bill Clinton did with Monica Lewinsky, or what happened to Brad and Jennifer or Katie and Tom. These factoids mysteriously capture the world's attention. But there's a flip side to this: fog facts. Fog facts are known but not known, the sort of things that journalists and political junkies know, but somehow the world does not. The "Downing Street memo" is a fine example. This document revealed that the head of British intelligence had been informed by his Washington counterparts that the White House was cooking the books on the information it was using to justify a war in Iraq. Yet this was not big news in America. Why? In Fog Facts, Larry Beinhart tackles this question and shows how soft-core, PR-style political lying has been raised to an art form.
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