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Informative read but I question the sources
Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2019
I absolutely enjoyed this read from start to finish. Propaganda in all it's forms has been with us for thousands of years. It's with us every time we turn on our television when attempting to become "informed" to ages ago when Kings paid town criers to inform the peasant stock of the goings on in the kingdom and of course the righteousness of their beloved King. My only real issue with the information presented is that a book about the propaganda in our government, law enforcement agencies, as well as our media is compiled from the same sources. As it is known the majority of our media and news or "infotainment" as stated in this book comes from extremely bias sources and outlets. When finishing chapters and seeing the source material I saw tons of information referenced from Huffington Post, thinkprogress.org, USA today, the daily beast, New York times, Bloomberg, the list goes on. I was surprised I didn't see anything from Fox news at any point, or maybe I wasn't. Like I said, I enjoyed the book but it seems extremely ironic to me that the subject material being about actual propaganda is then sourced from the biggest violators of that very same thing. I know it is virtually impossible to attain facts these days from non-biased sources but it seems the author went primarily to left leaning editorials and articles instead of actual texts that could have just as easily related the same information and not be bought and paid for news sources by one of the six corporations the author also mentioned in the book that owns all forms of media today. Individual authors might have been a better way to go in this aspect. Although there were regular databases queried as well for various information regarding laws and supreme court hearings which I appreciated.