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Is fake news being spread through social media as part of an
information war? Are political operatives publishing disinformation to
smear the opposition and help their own agendas? Who creates fake news,
how does it spread, and can it be stopped?
What are the real
world effects of fake news stories that go viral? Did it affect the
outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Or is ‘fake news’ a fake
problem, designed to justify tighter control over the mechanisms of
sharing information online to drive audiences back to brand name media
outlets because their audiences and influence are dwindling?

Media analyst Mark Dice takes a close look at the fake news
phenomenon and the implications of mega-corporations like Facebook,
Google, and Twitter becoming the ultimate gatekeepers and distributors
of news and information.
You will see the powerful and deceptive
methods of manipulation that affect us all, as numerous organizations
and political activists cunningly plot to have their stories seen,
heard, and believed by as many people as possible.
The depths of
lies, distortions, and omissions from traditional mainstream media will
shock you; and now they’re colluding with the top tech companies trying
to maintain their information monopolies. This is The True Story of
Fake News.

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Jun 04, 2018

For me it was a 3 star for the writing form and a 4 star for the content. Having that many footnotes and research sources on every page- plus the numbers of statistics of every kind: polls, numbers of events or issues covered during a news cycle, makeup of the media in the past, quotes of the media 5 years ago, now etc. Between all of these stats numbers- it's a read you can fly through in simplicity of language but not to the full understanding of all those numbers and percentages.

But I've For me it was a 3 star for the writing form and a 4 star for the content. Having that many footnotes and research sources on every page- plus the numbers of statistics of every kind: polls, numbers of events or issues covered during a news cycle, makeup of the media in the past, quotes of the media 5 years ago, now etc. Between all of these stats numbers- it's a read you can fly through in simplicity of language but not to the full understanding of all those numbers and percentages.

But I've lived long enough to see what happened to the news on network and on cable stations, in newspapers, in radio, and especially in forms of print during my life. And HAS it changed.

Not for the better.

So I rounded it up for the content to the exactness in all of those stats and examples to what I've viewed myself.

I can still remember standing with a friend listening to the set between football games the fall before the 2016 election. Station after station using the same exact and stilted words (do they have a script that they all read off of and it happens at least 2 times a week now- using a not ordinary or very peculiar phrasing one station after another- from "the tape"?). But we stood there just laughing. One after another after the resounding echo coming from 890 WLS in Chicago on top of it.

It was this phrase, "there is a narrow, no non-existent road to election for Donald Trump".

We heard about this "narrow road" for at least 2 straight weeks. Phrased identically. With maps and pointer accompanied at times. Then it turned into a "non-existent" road and the map got all its colors completed. Pointer aimed at just a few that "might" be suspiciously red.

This book has some chapters that are priceless and 5 star. The Power of Propaganda is one. That's what the liberal "news" has become in 2017-2018. Very similar to Pravda in "approved" and "unapproved" definitions too. But primarily it's assault to motive, hatred and most highly interpretation to every negative observed and unobserved about and for "the other". Not only against Trump. But against all the Americans who voted for Trump as well. Because of course, they could not have voted against Hillary unless that were woman haters, racist, or one of the other 12 or 15 common calling out epithet category.

There are several chapters on each individual cable or news network station that are now the worst. News is a sidebar, the entire shows are derogatory opinionated commenting interpretations.

Another excellent chapter is Lying by Omission. This happens every day presently. Almost exactly as how it is defined and examples given. Censorship of trending topics by social media news is about 4 star. It doesn't begin to address the kinds of "eyes" this news is sifted/ interpreted for through every word's supposed "heard" nuance. Omitting the main substance of the topic or event. What place, how and when (in relation to the time the discussed actually occurred) and why a "trending" news becomes announced on those Facebook sidebars, for instance. (Facebook proclaimed the end of that practice, sidled with apologies, this last week. Watch to see what it does next!) If Trump walked on water successfully- the "trending" "breaking news" for the occasion would read thus: "Trump tries to swim and doesn't even get wet."

Google parts of the media explanations in this book for how that all works to its founders and mega-corporation bias also is rather interesting. I've noticed that Google doesn't even list what I searched for in the first 8 or 10 choices now, but switches you to a tangent related database. Some are advertisement / sales related and others are for their more "approved" sites, barely connected to the terms I put into the search feature.

In some ways this book is a bit dated already. It's (didn't think it could but it has) gotten worse the more issues that Trump completes or addresses within his Presidency. Especially if it is something that he had promised to address within the campaign. And again at rally or support for state side candidates (just like the one he just did in Nashville.) The omissions there are 90%- only taking something said out of its context to make it appear nearly 180 degrees from the point intended. The "animals" comment was one of those- just this month. CNN didn't even cover the President's speech live that night, I noticed. Nor did NBC and ABC news cover anything but the location. And after it was over refrained from doing no more than a 4 sentence synopsis (CNN). Can you imagine any condition or situation when Obama spoke that it was not covered live? Or if this level of animus would have been set to even a 25% of the vitriol heaped on Trump. I can't. Fox included in every year of the last 10. All Presidential live speeches or events were covered and shown in real time. This is another change and omission. But not for endless hours of supposition upon DOJ (non-elected every one) proclamations or hierarchy cabals. Those hearings too- rarely live but often interpreted. Many lengths in time given to interpretation and redefinition too. In multiples of hours beyond what/when/where/who the original event or hearing occurred. Always 20 hours of why to 1 hour of actual.

This also has some reference material on the ways that media can "change" voters' opinions or not. And how much influence can be bought or not. And if those capacities are realistic as they are portrayed by the supposed "Fake News" hierarchies. Some of that seemed speculative. But do know, that the bottom rung point of this issue- made a few times in this book is very real. And that the more voters' view (and many of them that voted for Hillary are in this group now) the levels of liberal progressive leftist hate and language expressed- the more the average American has become revolted by it. It's just not a part of their worldview morality or manners. Especially and more so as time doesn't seem to be decreasing the levels of hubris, arrogance and smirking ire to only "one correct" opinion being allowed or you are far more than just "deplorable". Celebs have doubled down on this and do not begin to understand the disaffection to this kind of "we think" that Americans despise when they observe it. Great gobs of Americans hold a manner of much wider good intent. And forms of languages both simpler and far more core respective. There is some connection to the constant shouting down of Conservative speakers in the book too here- a free speech section. But not enough to the techniques that are being used to silence it. It was barely a 4. This is far more important than to the time given to it.

The reality of Wikepedia use and form in this book was a 5 star. This is something I have noticed time and time again myself. The implications of what this "true" source does is (like Facebook, Google but even more so)- becoming a kind of "ultimate gatekeeper". It's value judgments are evident to me in just the length of the entries alone. Some new toy gadget gets pages of copy and the printing press gets short shrift by comparison? Also in what it "questions" and what it doesn't "question" in its definitive related material to the subject search. That's become dreadful, IMHO.

I'm not so sure the title of this book is accurate though. It helped to lose that top star for sure there. It's a wider focus in title that is needed to encompass all these stats and bias realities of "eyes" observed every day by anyone with a TV, radio, smartphone or PC, IMHO. Fake news is not truly wide enough at all. Because entire value systems, law as federal LAW or state LAW and Constitution words/ amendments of the Bill of Rights are becoming "fake news" redefined in/for their own little world usages. And swallowed whole with the help from Fake News, although shown/displayed/laws omitted and transgressed upon a much larger real life stage may be severe- quite beyond just the telling of it.

If that Ben Rhodes book quote from Obama post-2016 election is accurate? (The "went too far" quip question?) Then can I answer it and to him with a resounding "yes". Americans are observing and not just listening. They have a history and "eyes" of their own. And define their own beliefs within individual decisions and definitions to their own viewed practical applications/outcomes. And the next elections (2020 too) will be more red the greater the hatred and effusive denigrating that the media and the Leftist celebs (and also Academia stages) continue to fully act out. Or the more so the physical "anger" is expressed in "awareness" or "protests" for issues that the common American sees as identity politics which negates their own INDIVIDUAL self-identities. Self-identities seen as part of a whole piece essential and as a positive core base for the American republic that was founded and does exist. Still does. ...more
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Dec 05, 2017

Thank you, Mark! And ABC news for proving your point!

Thank you Mark! So how about that perfect timing with ABC's Brian Ross the news actor no longer news anchors proving your book's accuracy buy tanking the stock market for a few hours with his manipulation.
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Mar 18, 2018

As an onlooker, I do believe the liberal dominated American society need some changes. US is extremely political correct, which has its bright side and its dark side. America's mainstream media is dominated by liberals and of course they would seek a way to defend their interests. Not covering anti-white attacks and screwing with the national policy to defend their ideology. This book, written by a obvious republican, provides a new perspective of looking at liberals, revealling their dark As an onlooker, I do believe the liberal dominated American society need some changes. US is extremely political correct, which has its bright side and its dark side. America's mainstream media is dominated by liberals and of course they would seek a way to defend their interests. Not covering anti-white attacks and screwing with the national policy to defend their ideology. This book, written by a obvious republican, provides a new perspective of looking at liberals, revealling their dark sides. Liberal media use social justice as a façade of their interest, after all, being kind is always right, isn't it?
I appreciate liberal ideas, many of which are inspiring, but it is not healthy for a group to be arrogent and prejudiced over other groups. I feel this deeply because China has long been ludicrously accused for not holding the west's common values.
But on the whole, the content of this book is not enriched enough, with only a few examples of those mainstream media, since the title of this book imply that this book is about those stories. Also, the author sounds deeply prejudiced too, disclosing in words his "sickness" of homosexuals and transgenders. I mean, yes, liberals should go that far, but it doesn't justify for his discrimination.
A good read though, after all, it provides a new perspective, which is very important. ...more
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Nov 13, 2017

Lots of highlighted passages for me in this book. I've read several of Mark's book. This is a solid addition to his growing work. I loved how he ordered the book with chapter heads signifying which corner of the media he's analyzing. That makes it easy to reference for the future. All of Google's and ABC's et al sins are under their respective heading. There's not a lot of finger-pointing based on media ideology, it merely lists sin after sin of these outlets and thus shows the result of Lots of highlighted passages for me in this book. I've read several of Mark's book. This is a solid addition to his growing work. I loved how he ordered the book with chapter heads signifying which corner of the media he's analyzing. That makes it easy to reference for the future. All of Google's and ABC's et al sins are under their respective heading. There's not a lot of finger-pointing based on media ideology, it merely lists sin after sin of these outlets and thus shows the result of "liberal" ideology and their clear agenda to distort reality and deceive people. ...more
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Nov 28, 2017

I highly recommend reading this book if you're into political commentary. This book explores and identifies obvious and not so obvious left leaning bias slants they represent in their news cast and articles. Throughout this book, the author Mark Dice, identifies obvious examples of. There's countless examples of bias that can expand volumes, Mark highlights a few to prove a point.
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Nov 18, 2017

Well researched and documented

A well researched and documented book on the subject. It provides an information packed revelation of the many facets of the so-called American mainstream media.
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Nov 24, 2017

A fascinating look at the mainstream media and how malicious they are, especially now in the age of Trump. This is a must read!
5

Nov 13, 2017

Informative and well sourced

This analysis of the main stream and social media provides documented information and helps connect the dots. Everyone should read. Five stars.
4

Nov 26, 2017

Amazing!!

Honestly could not put it down! Great, quick read. I will have to buy his other books! This is a must read!!
5

Dec 21, 2017

Excellent

Excellent writing from Mark Dice once again! Thoroughly recommended reading!! This is the third book I've read of Mark's, great author who does his research.
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Aug 08, 2018

Worst book ever!!! Read it to hear the other side's opinion, only made me realise those clown (Trump) supporters really are idiots. Sorry
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Jan 01, 2018

Great read! Mark is usually a goofy YouTuber making fun of Leftist hypocrisy and lunacy, but this book was well-researched and very interesting. I already knew a great deal of it, which is why I'm giving four stars instead of five, but it did have some eye-opening information that I was unaware of as well. Definitely recommend everyone reads it. Especially those who think that current mainstream media is more than just propaganda to push a political agenda.
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Apr 08, 2018

Rightwingers will love this book but it is filled with so many distortions I do not know where to begin. Imagine any discussion of Russian intervention during the 2016 election and no mention of the American and global intelligence confirmation? And CNBC/CNN are condemned for mistakes but Fox News is not scrutinised in the same veracity of abuse? One claim is that Facebook did not have any influence. The next sentence this study states that the influence was minimal. IN an election which was won Rightwingers will love this book but it is filled with so many distortions I do not know where to begin. Imagine any discussion of Russian intervention during the 2016 election and no mention of the American and global intelligence confirmation? And CNBC/CNN are condemned for mistakes but Fox News is not scrutinised in the same veracity of abuse? One claim is that Facebook did not have any influence. The next sentence this study states that the influence was minimal. IN an election which was won by 78,000 votes in 3 States, no reference is made as to what amount of minimal was changed by facebook. And no admission to the Russian investment of funds and effort into Facebook to warp the election away from Hillary. Mark disputes everything he does not agree with, as a conservative, as liberal invented fake news. He is upset with Youtube for "demonetising" his YouTube site and thinks other propaganda sites have been wrongly removed or downgraded. The problem with first amendment abuse is that many will believe this false tale strewn with lies and omissions which is exactly what he accuses the so-called liberal-dominated mass media. Imagine if the media is reporting the truth but the Cult of Trump denies ever negative fact as fake? We have a democracy is chaos. It is important to know what the Trump supporters think and believe but America can only prosper and continue in a transparent and truthful world. PMark deserves to be placed near the rubbish bin along with other deplorable fake slinging authors Schweizer & Edward Klein ...more
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Sep 08, 2018

"Owners of major media companies see the power their empires hold and often choose to use their outlets to influence people instead of informing them. From activist journalists to senior editors to CEOs, many in the big media companies can’t help but impose their personal political ideology on the world by using the infrastructure they have at their disposal. "

"By building mountains out of molehills, through lying by omission, agenda-setting, framing stories and issues in a certain light, and by "Owners of major media companies see the power their empires hold and often choose to use their outlets to influence people instead of informing them. From activist journalists to senior editors to CEOs, many in the big media companies can’t help but impose their personal political ideology on the world by using the infrastructure they have at their disposal. "

"By building mountains out of molehills, through lying by omission, agenda-setting, framing stories and issues in a certain light, and by manipulating what is spread through social media by either limiting its reach or artificially amplifying it, the major media and tech companies try, and they do, influence the way people think and thus how they act."

"Our media, our tools, and our politics are being leveraged to help breed polarization by countless actors who can leverage these systems for personal, economic, and ideological gain."

Just a few of the overarching insights in this book.

At each step with each chapter, just when you think the mainstream media has gone as low as is possible, it goes even lower in the next chapter, as this book reveals. Shocking, frustrating and infuriating at times, even for someone like me who is quite familiar with a lot of this stuff already and from personal experience over the past 20 years or so of gradually awakening to the manipulations of the media. It is a subject I would like to write on at some point, but it is difficult as the insights into the reality of how low some people will stoop can get me too angry to stay in a stable frame of mind to write calmly and fairly.

In general, to avoid getting to angry, it is best to remember that many of these media people are little more than actors performing a role, and reading from a script, in order to assuage people's boredom for each day in a perpetual daily grind. And they are just puppets to real political issues or maybe even just games between the elite owners of these media corporations. I mean, for one example, the owner of CNN was the owner of WCW wrestling, Trump was financially and personally connected with the success of WWF/E wrestling, so everything on CNN could just be a personal gripe he has with Trump. Two billionaires getting a load of puppets to argue inanities over them!

It could be accused of some one-sidedness this book, there is no place for a critique of the fake news of fox, and I am sure there would be some good examples of this. But to be fair to Mark Dice, the point of view on the right is hardly the predominant one in the mainstream media, when you have ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC all lining up definitely on the left/democratic/liberal side, so he is here, and in his work on youtube providing a much needed counter balance to the left wing insanity that has gone through the roof this past two years ever since they didn't get the result they tried to force in a supposedly free election.

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5

Nov 15, 2019

Hard hitting and thoroughly researched.

In this book Mark Dice does a wonderful job exposing the establishment news media. He delves into the nitty gritty of fake news, lies and corruption within these organisations. What I love about this book is that certain chapters are devoted to each of these corrupt organizations specifically. For example one chapter is devoted to Facebook and another one is devoted to CNN. I would highly recommend this book in particular for anyone who wants to turn a Hard hitting and thoroughly researched.

In this book Mark Dice does a wonderful job exposing the establishment news media. He delves into the nitty gritty of fake news, lies and corruption within these organisations. What I love about this book is that certain chapters are devoted to each of these corrupt organizations specifically. For example one chapter is devoted to Facebook and another one is devoted to CNN. I would highly recommend this book in particular for anyone who wants to turn a blind eye to the corruption in the mainstream media. This book will open blind eyes. ...more
5

Feb 11, 2019

I honestly thought all these reviews on Amazon were fake.

Though more than 50% of the book mostly concern the USA and every American should read, the take aways were huge, especially the social media part.
I will have hard times to use any of them the way i used to.

Looking forward to reading some more of the author's books.

5* piece. Extensive bibliography too.
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Dec 01, 2017

Very well written and a very informative read. Great work Mark.
5

Feb 02, 2018

Really good book and very informative. Mark Dice presented the information in a way that was very easy to understand and kept my attention throughout the whole book.
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Oct 16, 2018

Easy and direct read. Not super nuanced but the important information is verifiable and obviously alarming.

The historical anecdotes were the highlight (such as Freud's nephew exploiting feminism to sell cigarettes) while the modern stuff is a bit more self-evident (not that that justifies what the media continually does nor nullifies this book in some way).

A few portions are slightly shallow - a casual reader, for instance, might confuse the descriptions of YouTubers PewDiePie and Philip Easy and direct read. Not super nuanced but the important information is verifiable and obviously alarming.

The historical anecdotes were the highlight (such as Freud's nephew exploiting feminism to sell cigarettes) while the modern stuff is a bit more self-evident (not that that justifies what the media continually does nor nullifies this book in some way).

A few portions are slightly shallow - a casual reader, for instance, might confuse the descriptions of YouTubers PewDiePie and Philip DeFranco since in this book they're interchangeable, but in reality those two cater to a more varied audience than is implied here. It's even now a little dated since DeFranco was recently exposed for masterminding a pyramid scheme designed to take advantage of those who suffer from mental health disorders (See: BetterHelp) while PewDiePie has remained scandal-free, (bullshit articles notwithstanding). None of it is a deal-breaker though.

All told, there's a lot more here to like than dislike. The generous number of sources back up everything stated, but I'd say ultimately this is a light alternative to a more comprehensive look at the history of media you could find elsewhere (and perhaps recommended in the pages of this very book).

Agree and/or disagree with Mark Dice, (and I do), at least he's honest. That's more I could say for his enemies and it's behaviour that should be encouraged. ...more
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Dec 08, 2017

This is probably the most important book to be released in 2017. Author Mark Dice offers a well documented blow by blow account of the information age and its digression into an era of misinformation. The mainstream media has become an entertainment business with click bait headlines designed to stimulate advertising revenues, and they more interested in selling alarming sensationalism without reference to facts, than providing fact based information.

As the model for the media has drifted away This is probably the most important book to be released in 2017. Author Mark Dice offers a well documented blow by blow account of the information age and its digression into an era of misinformation. The mainstream media has become an entertainment business with click bait headlines designed to stimulate advertising revenues, and they more interested in selling alarming sensationalism without reference to facts, than providing fact based information.

As the model for the media has drifted away from the subscription based news models driven by the value to consumers of accurate information of prior decades into the circus of the internet age, the importance of providing factual news to keep people informed and retain their subscribing loyalty has become one driven by the echo chambers of social media. With this subtle shift in the market driven by technology, real news resources have become the modern day court jesters, juggling clowns and fake performers seeking the attention of an entertainment driven audience.

A new audience of internet age viewers has emerged as technology as evolved, who no longer rely on printed references to verify facts, and therefore become vulnerable to websites like Wikipedia and Google dictionary definitions to manipulate facts with fiction to pad political ideologies and agendas. This book is an alarming account of the growing problem of the age of false information and fake news driven by the mainstream media. The mind of the viewer become boxed into an entertainment thirsty mentality, and the thirst for real knowledge and facts have become akin to what George Orwell postulated in his book 1984.

This book is a must read for anyone who wants to step outside the matrix of lies, and think for themselves. ...more
4

Jan 26, 2018

A well written piece with a ton of research

I bought this book partly to give back to Mr. Dice for all the years of content he's created and I've enjoyed watching on YouTube. I found this book to be well written, researched, and heavily cited. Mr. Dice poses the problem of fake news as an issue of propaganda and then shows, rather convincingly, that those who started the fake news term are the same spreading the fake news (no surprise there I suppose).

I give four stars, instead of five, because A well written piece with a ton of research

I bought this book partly to give back to Mr. Dice for all the years of content he's created and I've enjoyed watching on YouTube. I found this book to be well written, researched, and heavily cited. Mr. Dice poses the problem of fake news as an issue of propaganda and then shows, rather convincingly, that those who started the fake news term are the same spreading the fake news (no surprise there I suppose).

I give four stars, instead of five, because there were times when his argument collapsed in something that could be considered hypocrisy. By this I mean that often the sources he uses to prove his later points are the same sources that he spends the book discrediting. The second reason is that the book is often repetative as he reiterates his earlier points.

Overall, Mr. Dice shows the dire situation we face as facts and reality are becoming less important and giving way to hysteria, propaganda, echo chambers and the irrational obsessions found within. Although he does not give any concrete solutions to the problems and issues, he does imply solutions through the action of the written book itself.

The book is well written and worth a read. ...more
5

Jan 21, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised when I read this well-written, well-researched and insightful book. I knew Mark Dice from his youtube videos, in which he is making fun with the often absurd perspective that liberals have on certain issues.
As he announced on his channel, this book is a lot more serious and honestly, I received a whole lot of information, oftentimes of the jaw-dropping kind. I think if only some of the information contained in this book were to be made accessible to the general I was pleasantly surprised when I read this well-written, well-researched and insightful book. I knew Mark Dice from his youtube videos, in which he is making fun with the often absurd perspective that liberals have on certain issues.
As he announced on his channel, this book is a lot more serious and honestly, I received a whole lot of information, oftentimes of the jaw-dropping kind. I think if only some of the information contained in this book were to be made accessible to the general public, there would be a whole lot more criticism of the way the "news" business is conducted.
This book clearly deserves the five stars, no doubt about it! ...more
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Jan 23, 2019

So you think the stations/networks you get your news from are above board and are NOT playing games with the truth. Think again!

Some may choose NOT to read this book because they do not want to know what the real truth is about the news media and social media actually is. They want what they believe to be true to actually be true. To those folks, I am suggesting that you have your heads firmly buried in the sand. Some will read the book and still criticize it as not being truthful about the news So you think the stations/networks you get your news from are above board and are NOT playing games with the truth. Think again!

Some may choose NOT to read this book because they do not want to know what the real truth is about the news media and social media actually is. They want what they believe to be true to actually be true. To those folks, I am suggesting that you have your heads firmly buried in the sand. Some will read the book and still criticize it as not being truthful about the news media and social media sights. Still others and I am in this category, will find the book shocking beyond belief.

Let’s take the argument that only 25% of what Dice writes about is true. Just 25% is enough to scare the Hell out of you! What if 100% is true? What then? For me I just shook my head in total disgust and then began to check how I can better insulate myself from what I see, read and hear. Is there a solution to the problems identified? Read the book and you decide.

I knew there was bias amongst the major news and social media organizations but that was more of an opinion than a factual statement. No amount of denials by the owners of these companies who have testified before Congress regarding published falsehoods (fancy word for lies) and organizational non-biases made any sense at least to me.

EVERYONE should read this book! No exceptions! If you read it and still deny that there are organized biases amongst the main stream media, you simply refuse to believe the obvious. I was shocked to realize my ignorance of how severe the problem of “fake news” has actually gotten. When you read the book you realize that the news media and even social media sites are being manipulated by “editors” behind the scenes of whom we do not know, who are putting forth on their programs and Internet sites ONLY the news and information THEY want US to know. Even when you do a Google search the resulting suggested links have been scrubbed so that ONLY those links these “editors” want you to see appear on the first and second pages of your search. They know that few if anyone ever goes beyond the second page of their search.

As a result, we are all being manipulated either by fake news stories, news stories carefully edited to eliminate important facts to advance someone’s agenda and/or even outright lies. But since they appear on the Internet or on our news programs, we therefore believe they must be true and accurate and we all would be wrong if that is what we all believe.

My advice would be to test it yourself. Enter a search using Google on any subject you wish. Then carefully review the list of suggested sites that Google generates. Here is one I have repeatedly tried. I entered “The First Family” and was shocked that photographs of President Obama’s family appeared and you have to search for any links to current President Trump’s family. I also did a search using the words/phrases suggested by the author like “What if…” and “Christianity” and “Islam” to see what the suggested links would be. The one for Christianity was probably the worse when the first thing that appeared suggested that Christianity was a religion of racists and for Islam, a religion of peace. Do you own search and watch what happens.

Who should read this book? EVERYONE, NO EXCEPTIONS, at least know who, what, and how the news and social media posts are being manipulated to help you to develop your opinions and beliefs even though the information provided is probably tainted if not outright deceptions!

Would I recommend it to a friend? ABSOLUTELY!

Will I read it again? Not sure. Some sections, definitely but you get the idea rather quickly just how corrupt the members and leaders of the various organizations have been and most likely continue to be.

Would I buy it as a gift? ABSOLUTELY!
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Jan 28, 2018

This is the first book by the author I've read. I am familiar with him as funny and sometimes insightful YouTube host. I was impressed by the thorough research and good documentation in this book. I was slightly disappointed with both the writing style and the volume and depth of content. First, the writing style, while simple and clear, was not quite up to the level I am accustomed to. It made for a very fast and somewhat detached read. The book was also quite short relatively speaking.
All in This is the first book by the author I've read. I am familiar with him as funny and sometimes insightful YouTube host. I was impressed by the thorough research and good documentation in this book. I was slightly disappointed with both the writing style and the volume and depth of content. First, the writing style, while simple and clear, was not quite up to the level I am accustomed to. It made for a very fast and somewhat detached read. The book was also quite short relatively speaking.
All in all, I would recommend to a reader who is not at all familiar with the subject matter and is looking for an accessible, well-researched broadshot. ...more
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Oct 27, 2018

A worthy sermon told in a voice that won't make any converts

I don't refute the message in this book, but I do lament the way in which it is told. I could never recommend it to my ultra liberal friends when it contains phrases like "the butch lesbian Rachel Maddow " and disparages alternative sexual orientations. It could also be served by recognizing the bias of the conservative portions of the media, which it blatantly avoids.

So this ends up being just another voice in an echo chamber, fuel A worthy sermon told in a voice that won't make any converts

I don't refute the message in this book, but I do lament the way in which it is told. I could never recommend it to my ultra liberal friends when it contains phrases like "the butch lesbian Rachel Maddow " and disparages alternative sexual orientations. It could also be served by recognizing the bias of the conservative portions of the media, which it blatantly avoids.

So this ends up being just another voice in an echo chamber, fuel for radicals and unlikely to change the minds of the people it needs to. Such a shame. ...more

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