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The Resource 935 lies : the future of truth and the decline of America's moral integrity, Charles Lewis

935 lies : the future of truth and the decline of America's moral integrity, Charles Lewis

Label
935 lies : the future of truth and the decline of America's moral integrity
Title
935 lies
Title remainder
the future of truth and the decline of America's moral integrity
Statement of responsibility
Charles Lewis
Title variation
  • Nine hundred thirty-five lies
  • Nine hundred and thirty-five lies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Facts are and must be the coin of the realm in a democracy, for government "of the people, by the people and for the people," requires and assumes to some extent an informed citizenry. Unfortunately, for citizens in the United States and throughout the world, distinguishing between fact and fiction has always been a formidable challenge, often with real life and death consequences. But now it is more difficult and confusing than ever. The Internet Age makes comment indistinguishable from fact, and erodes authority. It is liberating but annihilating at the same time. For those wielding power, whether in the private or the public sector, the increasingly sophisticated control of information is regarded as utterly essential to achieving success. Internal information is severely limited, including calendars, memoranda, phone logs and emails. History is sculpted by its absence. Often those in power strictly control the flow of information, corroding and corrupting its content, of course, using newspapers, radio, television and other mass means of communication to carefully consolidate their authority and cover their crimes in a thick veneer of fervent racialism or nationalism. And always with the specter of some kind of imminent public threat, what Hannah Arendt called "objective enemies.'" An epiphanic, public comment about the Bush "war on terror" years was made by an unidentified White House official revealing how information is managed and how the news media and the public itself are regarded by those in power: "[You journalists live] "in what we call the reality-based community. [But] that's not the way the world really works anymore. We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. we're history's actors. and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do." And yet, as aggressive as the Republican Bush administration was in attempting to define reality, the subsequent, Democratic Obama administration may be more so. Into the battle for truth steps Charles Lewis, a pioneer of journalistic objectivity. His book looks at the various ways in which truth can be manipulated and distorted by governments, corporations, even loan individuals. He shows how truth is often distorted or diminished by delay: truth in time can save terrible erroneous choices. In part a history of communication in America, a cri de couer for the principles and practice of objective reporting, and a journey into several notably labyrinths of deception, 935 Lies is a valorous search for honesty in an age of casual, sometimes malevolent distortion of the facts
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Charles
Dewey number
323.44/50973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.E7
LC item number
L494 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political ethics
  • Business ethics
  • Truth
  • Truth
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
Label
935 lies : the future of truth and the decline of America's moral integrity, Charles Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our first casualty -- The public's right to know : the Pentagon Papers, Watergate and a triumph for truth -- Race : the American delusion -- America's secret foreign policy and the arrogance of power -- Doubt is their product : the corporate war on truth -- Where have you gone, Edward R. Murrow? -- A watchdog in the corridors of power -- The Future of truth
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 364 pages
Isbn
9781610391177
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014005739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023930146
System control number
  • ocn881385984
  • (OCoLC)881385984
Label
935 lies : the future of truth and the decline of America's moral integrity, Charles Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our first casualty -- The public's right to know : the Pentagon Papers, Watergate and a triumph for truth -- Race : the American delusion -- America's secret foreign policy and the arrogance of power -- Doubt is their product : the corporate war on truth -- Where have you gone, Edward R. Murrow? -- A watchdog in the corridors of power -- The Future of truth
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 364 pages
Isbn
9781610391177
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014005739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023930146
System control number
  • ocn881385984
  • (OCoLC)881385984

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