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You Are Being Lied to: The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths

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Awards

Quality Paperback Bookclub Alternate Selection
Book Sense 76 Pick
Publishers Weekly PW Daily Book of the Day
Book Review.com Book of the Month, July 2001

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Do you believe any of the following?
  • Alcoholics Anonymous is effective.
  • Hackers pose a grave threat to the nation.
  • Former POW Sen. John McCain wants to reveal the truth about POWs and MIAs.
  • The Bible contains a hidden code.
  • The Big Bang is an airtight fact.
  • Thousands of species have gone extinct because of deforestation.
  • George W. Bush has never commuted any prisoner?s death sentence.
  • World War II was "the Good War"
  • All serial killers are men.
  • Licking certain toads will get you high.
  • The Columbine massacre was planned and carried out by two students acting alone.
  • Most terrorists are Middle Eastern.
  • Humans have not yet been cloned.
Wake up! You're being lied to.

You Are Being Lied To acts as a battering ram against the distortions, myths, and outright lies that have been shoved down our throats by the government, the media, corporations, organized religion, the scientific establishment, and others who want to keep the truth from us.

An unprecedented group of researchers — investigative reporters, political dissidents, academics, media watchdogs, scientist-philosophers, social critics, and rogue scholars — paints a picture of a world where crucial stories are ignored or actively suppressed and the official version of events has more holes in it than Swiss cheese. A world where real dangers are downplayed and nonexistent dangers are trumpeted. In short, a world where you are being lied to.

Includes contributions from Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Howard Bloom, Michael Parenti, Norman Solomon, Douglas Rushkoff, James Ridgeway, Jim Marrs, Judith Rich Harris, Tristan Taormino, Jim Hogshire, Riane Eisler, Peter Russell, and dozens of others. Over 60 articles in all!

Review:

"There is something in this book to upset everyone. To begin to cut through the lies and manipulation of daily life, this is the place to start. It is very highly recommended." Book Review.com

Review:

"Village Voice columnist Russ Kick has assembled an outstanding collection of contributions from voices that range from (relatively) mainstream journalists and academics to (apparently) outright cranks. By the time you've finished pouring through those contributions, though, you'll likely be wondering which source belongs in which category as it slowly dawns that everything you know just may, in fact, be wrong after all....You are, you know, being lied to. Perhaps even by some of the writers in this book. But you won't know until you look, and look again. This is a great place to start looking." Cosmik Debris Magazine

Review:

"At its worst, Kick's book is the literary equivalent of a 'question authority' bumper sticker, making wild, provocative accusations without providing much evidence....You Are Being Lied To is best approached with a healthy sense of skepticism. But, as a sort of radical counter-mythology to the accepted notions of the day, it serves an interesting and important function, encouraging readers to judge for themselves whether they are, indeed, being lied to." The Onion AV Club

Review:

"The contributors to You Are Being Lied To, including academics, investigative reporters, political dissidents, and philosophers, offer a sharp rebuke to the status quo and challenge conventional wisdom about a range of issues. Though you might not always find yourself in agreement with the articles you will be challenged, surprised, and angered by the underexposed and even suppressed ideas and issues the contributors raise." Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Review:

"As a reference, this book attempts to cover a wide range of issues, from questionable journalistic practices to myths about drugs....The writing is penetrating, uncompromising and pretty convincing — though the clear lesson to take away from the book is to approach all 'facts' with a discerning eye, not open arms." Philadelphia Weekly

Review:

"A beautiful new coffee-table book has come out from Disinformation: a compendium of anarchic, crazed, and politically radical writing called You Are Being Lied To...a paranoid schizophrenic's useful guide to the new surveillance state. It's good to be angry and fearful, especially when the rolling blackouts hit." San Francisco Bay Guardian

Review:

"For some of the most fascinating reading you'll find this year — or even this millennium — ...order this gem." Impact Weekly

Synopsis:

You Are Being Lied To is a massive collection of articles that ruthlessly destroy the distortions, myths, and outright lies that are fed to us by the government, the media, corporations, history books, organized religion, science and medicine, and society in general. No one is spared, and all sacred cows are candidates for the grinder.

Do you believe any of the following?

  • Alcoholics Anonymous is effective.
  • Hackers pose a grave threat to the nation.
  • There's a hidden code in the Bible.
  • The Big Bang is an airtight fact.
  • Thousands of species have gone extinct because of deforestation.
  • Licking certain toads will get you high.
  • Most terrorists are Middle Eastern.

Wake up! You're being lied to.

This book acts as a battering ram against the distortions, myths, and outright lies that have been shoved down our throats by the government, the media, corporations, organized religion, the scientific establishment, and others who want to keep the truth from us. An unprecedented group of researchers--investigative reporters, political dissidents, academics, media watchdogs, scientist-philosophers, social critics, and rogue scholars--paints a picture of a world where crucial stories are ignored or actively suppressed and the official version of events has more holes in it than Swiss cheese. A world where real dangers are downplayed and nonexistent dangers are trumpeted. In short, a world where you are being lied to.

Among the revelations inside:

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sydney Schanberg on John McCain's efforts to conceal information on POW/MIAs
  • Howard Bloom on liars in the media
  • Riane Eisler on the realities of human nature
  • James Ridgeway on tainted blood and more
  • Jim Marrs on missing evidence in important cases
  • Greenpeace cofounder Peter Moore on environmental myths
  • Michael Parenti on atrocities in Kosovo
  • Douglas Rushkoff on the information arms race
  • Gary Webb on the gutless corporate media
  • Howard Zinn on Columbus

Synopsis:

In a book that is designed to blow the lid off the biggest lies of our time, over 50 articles ruthlessly destroy the distortions, myths, and outright lies that are fed to the public by the government, the media, corporations, history books, organized religion, science, medicine, and society in general. No one is spared. 10 illustrations & photos.

About the Author

Russ Kick is the editor of You Are Being Lied To, Everything You Know Is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to Secrets and Lies, and Abuse Your Illusions: The Disinformation Guide to Media Mirages and Establishment Lies. He is the author of 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know Volumes 1 and 2 and The Disinformation Book of Lists.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780966410075
Subtitle:
The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths
Editor:
Kick, Russ
Editor:
Kick, Russ
Author:
Kick, Russ
Publisher:
Disinformation Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Persuasion (psychology)
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Propaganda
Subject:
Mass media and culture
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
being lied to, conspiricies, anthology, disinformation, guide, knowledge, truth, myths
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
97, 2001
Publication Date:
20010401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8 in

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"Review" by , "There is something in this book to upset everyone. To begin to cut through the lies and manipulation of daily life, this is the place to start. It is very highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Village Voice columnist Russ Kick has assembled an outstanding collection of contributions from voices that range from (relatively) mainstream journalists and academics to (apparently) outright cranks. By the time you've finished pouring through those contributions, though, you'll likely be wondering which source belongs in which category as it slowly dawns that everything you know just may, in fact, be wrong after all....You are, you know, being lied to. Perhaps even by some of the writers in this book. But you won't know until you look, and look again. This is a great place to start looking."
"Review" by , "At its worst, Kick's book is the literary equivalent of a 'question authority' bumper sticker, making wild, provocative accusations without providing much evidence....You Are Being Lied To is best approached with a healthy sense of skepticism. But, as a sort of radical counter-mythology to the accepted notions of the day, it serves an interesting and important function, encouraging readers to judge for themselves whether they are, indeed, being lied to."
"Review" by , "The contributors to You Are Being Lied To, including academics, investigative reporters, political dissidents, and philosophers, offer a sharp rebuke to the status quo and challenge conventional wisdom about a range of issues. Though you might not always find yourself in agreement with the articles you will be challenged, surprised, and angered by the underexposed and even suppressed ideas and issues the contributors raise."
"Review" by , "As a reference, this book attempts to cover a wide range of issues, from questionable journalistic practices to myths about drugs....The writing is penetrating, uncompromising and pretty convincing — though the clear lesson to take away from the book is to approach all 'facts' with a discerning eye, not open arms."
"Review" by , "A beautiful new coffee-table book has come out from Disinformation: a compendium of anarchic, crazed, and politically radical writing called You Are Being Lied To...a paranoid schizophrenic's useful guide to the new surveillance state. It's good to be angry and fearful, especially when the rolling blackouts hit."
"Review" by , "For some of the most fascinating reading you'll find this year — or even this millennium — ...order this gem."
"Synopsis" by , You Are Being Lied To is a massive collection of articles that ruthlessly destroy the distortions, myths, and outright lies that are fed to us by the government, the media, corporations, history books, organized religion, science and medicine, and society in general. No one is spared, and all sacred cows are candidates for the grinder.

Do you believe any of the following?

  • Alcoholics Anonymous is effective.
  • Hackers pose a grave threat to the nation.
  • There's a hidden code in the Bible.
  • The Big Bang is an airtight fact.
  • Thousands of species have gone extinct because of deforestation.
  • Licking certain toads will get you high.
  • Most terrorists are Middle Eastern.

Wake up! You're being lied to.

This book acts as a battering ram against the distortions, myths, and outright lies that have been shoved down our throats by the government, the media, corporations, organized religion, the scientific establishment, and others who want to keep the truth from us. An unprecedented group of researchers--investigative reporters, political dissidents, academics, media watchdogs, scientist-philosophers, social critics, and rogue scholars--paints a picture of a world where crucial stories are ignored or actively suppressed and the official version of events has more holes in it than Swiss cheese. A world where real dangers are downplayed and nonexistent dangers are trumpeted. In short, a world where you are being lied to.

Among the revelations inside:

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sydney Schanberg on John McCain's efforts to conceal information on POW/MIAs
  • Howard Bloom on liars in the media
  • Riane Eisler on the realities of human nature
  • James Ridgeway on tainted blood and more
  • Jim Marrs on missing evidence in important cases
  • Greenpeace cofounder Peter Moore on environmental myths
  • Michael Parenti on atrocities in Kosovo
  • Douglas Rushkoff on the information arms race
  • Gary Webb on the gutless corporate media
  • Howard Zinn on Columbus

"Synopsis" by , In a book that is designed to blow the lid off the biggest lies of our time, over 50 articles ruthlessly destroy the distortions, myths, and outright lies that are fed to the public by the government, the media, corporations, history books, organized religion, science, medicine, and society in general. No one is spared. 10 illustrations & photos.
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