Bias

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Between the Lines: How to Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life
MacLean, Eleanor
Book
1981
An exploration of medthods of "dec-doing" our daily newspapers and radio/TV news. Examines our predominant sources of information (mass media) and indicates the existence of many alternative sources o...
Democracy's Oxygen: How Corporations Control the News
Winter, James
Book
1997
Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture publi...
Follow the Money, Part 5 - The Tobacco Papers Revisited
Gutstein; Donald
Article
2014
Michael Walker, former executive director of the Fraser Institute, long denied that institute directors — the people who fund the institute’s work — can tell researchers what to do. According to thi...
Follow the Money, Part 6 - Obesity: A new role for second-hand-smoke-causes-cancer deniers
Gutstein; Donald
Article
2014
The tobacco industry has shifted its doubt-manufacturing operations to countries like Russia, Indonesia and China, where the incidence of smoking — and cancer — continues to rise. But other industries...
Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Book
1993
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
Israel Calls a Man Its Soldiers Killed a 'Terrorist': Until They Realized He Was an Israeli Jew
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
The Jerusalem Post today describes the killing of a man by two IDF soldiers after, the soldiers claim, he was acting erratically and tried to grab one of their guns. When he was fatally shot by the ID...
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Review: Political War Over Palestine: Against The Current vol. 131
Finkel, David
Article
2007
It has become impossible to review titles like these, or discuss the issues they raise, without reference to the rise of an exceptionally vicious campaign against critical activist voices and academic...
Rightwing Manipulation of the Wisconsin Revolt
DiMaggio, Anthony
Article
2011
Manipulation of opinion surveys is easy enough for those seeking to muddy the waters of political debate regarding the current war on unions.

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The unrecognised truth behind that 'spontaneous' Belfast riot
Violence was planned by manipulative, self-interested individuals
McDonald, Henry
2011
An analysis of sectarian violence in Belfast between the loyalists and republicans and the international media coverage of this violence, which often frames it as political.