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Red by the public relations industry and global news stories that were fiction generated by a machinery of international propaganda The degree to which the media industry has affected government policy and perverted popular belief is also addressed Gripping and thought provoking this is an insider’s look at one of the world’s most tainted profession. Phone hacking is not in the index of this book published in 2008 so just before that story broke Every other journalistic crime is The central argument is that corporate commercialism in what we used to fondly call Fleet Street has created two huge abuses firstly cost and corner cutting so churnalists no longer have time to check storiesbut rely on re churning everybody else s stories secondly profit chasing resulting in news values which pander to market prejudice and the rejection of anything that might not sell easily to global news outlets this includes stories showing black people in positive settings stories set in the developing world anything difficult But the most riveting chapter is the one about one paper the Daily Mail uite simphly the Mail dictates the rolling narrative of our whole national discourse Its driving force is the semi psychotic fury of its disturbing ct yelling editor Paul Dacre His skillful articulation and profoundly cynical manipulation of the psychoses of middle England has boosted the Mail s circulation into the stratosphere making Dacre indespensable invincible invulnerable He can afford to bribe his staff big salaries cars into toeing his hateful and morally corrput line He can buy off any potential theat from his many litigious and freuently 100% traduced victims Thus Dacre has succeeded in bullying an entire nation and its governing elite into total hopeless fearful submission Forget Murdoch Our tabloid problem has another name It is intractable And much much corrupt The reason is clear Absolute power and all that

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Flat Earth News An Award winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media

After years of working as a respected journalist Nick Davies broke the unwritten rule of the media by investigating the practices of his fellow colleagues In this eye opening exposé Davies uncovers an industry awash in corruption and bias His findings include the story of a prestigious Sunday newspaper that allowed the CIA to plant fiction in its colum. Well this is cheerful stuff Nick Davies respected journalist gives the lie to the notion that the biggest threat to journalism is the interference of owners or the threats of advertisers His thesis is that the drive for profits has driven journalism to the brink of destruction Staff cuts and spending cuts have resulted in fewer journalists working with fewer resources on stories Unfortunately those stories are provided by the booming new sector that is the Public Relations industry which is not above manufacturing news and events and whipping up fear and disinformation Meanwhile the network of reporters who used to cover all sorts of stories from all over the world has shriveled to nothing Which leaves us with the interesting uestion of how true the picture of the world presented to us daily in the media actually isDavies traces the decline of old fashioned journalistic practices and values and the rise of the new churnalism which reproduces and rewrites PR copy without much in the way of checking or exploring or context Not everything you read on your newspapers or see on your television is churnalism But a lot of it is He also touches on the campaign of lies distortions and misinformation that was part of the build up to the invasion of Ira shocking in its scope and in the utter capitulation of the media in the face of the official lineJust when you thought you were outraged out Davies saves the most appalling for last The Daily Mail and the Press Complaints Commission One routinely lies and distorts and attacks innocent targets with unmitigated ferocity The other turns down than 90% of the complaints it receives without even considering their contentIt ends on a note of pessimism The only real solution unstated by Davies is for a widespread return to the proper funding of proper journalism The trend at the moment however is for less reporters stories higher profits and so long as that continues truth will suffer and so will we Promises in Tumble Creek years of working as a respected journalist Nick Davies broke the unwritten rule of the media by investigating the practices of his fellow colleagues In this eye opening exposé Davies uncovers an industry awash in corruption and bias His findings include the story of a prestigious Sunday newspaper that allowed the CIA to plant fiction in its colum. Well this is cheerful stuff Nick Davies respected journalist gives the lie to the notion that the biggest threat to journalism is the interference of owners or the threats of advertisers His thesis is that the drive for profits has driven journalism to the brink of destruction Staff cuts and spending cuts have resulted in fewer journalists working with fewer resources on stories Unfortunately those stories are provided by the booming new sector that is the Public Relations industry which is not above manufacturing news and events and whipping up fear and disinformation Meanwhile the network of reporters who used to cover all sorts of stories from all over the world has shriveled to nothing Which leaves us with the interesting uestion of how true the picture of the world presented to us daily in the media actually isDavies traces the decline of old fashioned journalistic practices and values and the rise of the new churnalism which reproduces and rewrites PR copy without much in the way of checking or exploring or context Not everything Mischief and Marriage you read on Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (Men of Wolf Creek, your newspapers or see on Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, your television is churnalism But a lot of it is He also touches on the campaign of lies distortions and misinformation that was part of the build up to the invasion of Ira shocking in its scope and in the utter capitulation of the media in the face of the official lineJust when Her Husbands Christmas Bargain you thought The Geography of Witchcraft you were outraged out Davies saves the most appalling for last The Daily Mail and the Press Complaints Commission One routinely lies and distorts and attacks innocent targets with unmitigated ferocity The other turns down than 90% of the complaints it receives without even considering their contentIt ends on a note of pessimism The only real solution unstated by Davies is for a widespread return to the proper funding of proper journalism The trend at the moment however is for less reporters stories higher profits and so long as that continues truth will suffer and so will we

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Ns; the newsroom that routinely rejects stories about black people; the respected paper that hired a professional fraudster to set up a front company to entrap senior political figures; as well as a number of newspapers that pay cash bribes to bent detectives His research also exposes a range of national stories that were in fact pseudo events manufactu. Interesting depressing and a little repetitive Worth a read but the writing style is dull and becomes a chore after the first few chapters


10 thoughts on “Flat Earth News An Award winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media

  1. says:

    Well this is cheerful stuff Nick Davies respected journalist gives the lie to the notion that the biggest threat to journalism is the interference of owners or the threats of advertisers His thesis is that the drive for profits has driven journalism to the brink of destruction Staff cuts and spending cuts have

  2. says:

    Media outlets pick easy stories with safe facts and safe ideas clustering around official sources for protection reducing everything they touch to simplicity without understanding recycling consensus facts and ideas regardless of their validity because that is what the punters expect joining any passing moral panic obsessively covering the

  3. says:

    As a news junkie who loathes Metro and the redtops this was right up my street and depressingly re inforced my suspciionscynicisms and added a whole heap John Humphries says If you watch the news you should read this book but don't let him put you off This is an insider's expose of how and why journalism has desc

  4. says:

    Propaganda is as old as the flood I'm not a particular fan of big media but Nick is Especially if its of the type of which he approves We're a

  5. says:

    Interesting depressing and a little repetitive Worth a read but the writing style is dull and becomes a chore aft

  6. says:

    I studied as a journalist; worked as one for a while and can sadly vouch for Mr Davies´ grim take on the world of the media

  7. says:

    An excellent discourse on why you shouldn't believe everything you read in the newspaper hear on the radio or see on TV Davies digs i

  8. says:

    Hopelessly late in reading this but Nick Davies´ Flat Earth News is probably true now than it was when published first in 2008 before the great culmination of scandals that brought down the Sun and threatened the Murdoch media empireDavies argues that by the establishment of media empires in the 1980 and 1990s there started a trend towards rationalisation of news production Budgets were lowered fewer journalists were

  9. says:

    Phone hacking is not in the index of this book published in 2008 so just before that story broke Every other journalistic crime is The central argument is that corporate commercialism in what we used to fondly call Fleet Street has created two huge abuses firstly cost and corner cutting so churnalists no longer have time to check storiesbut rely on re churning everybody else's stories; secondly profit chasing resulting in news v

  10. says:

    It seemed interesting when I picked it up in the library an insider account on how the modern media are being corrupted by mass hysteria propaganda and commercial objectives Unfortunately Flat Earth News has become an endlessly long list of ex