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Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

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  • Posted August 16, 2012

    Change your perspective...

    Reading this book really opened up my eyes to the way that content I have for a long time suspected fictitious is generated and why. Learning about the way that the system of content creation operates feels a bit disconcerting, but also incredibly empowering (not in the sense of being someone who now has the ability to generate deceptive content, but more so in being able to more easily identify it and decide whether or not I want to support it in any way).

    I'd recommend this book become required reading for students attending any sort of formal institution (high school, college, technical school...) and anyone wanting to get a an understanding on the operation and agendas of traditionally trusted media sources. This book is the guide to how internet media works, who it serves, and who it takes advantage of.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    This book is insane...this dude hacks!

    This book is insane...this dude hacks!

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Outstanding Book To Guide Us Through Today's Electronic Media

    I consider myself one of the few initiated that has the ability to see through the manipulation and predictive programming that is Media in all forms today. I have long pointed out to anyone who would listen the methods used to manipulate the masses towards predetermined conclusions to forward an agenda constructed by those that rule our lives be it: Government, Corporations, Religion.

    I have to say that after reading Mr. Holiday’s book I was re-awakened to take a harder look at sources of information. He illustrates how in today’s electronic media “page clicks” rule over creditable information. He shows multitudes of examples of how someone, anyone can place a story on a blog based completely on untruths, have it linked to several other blogs and eventually a story that contains no facts makes it to the evening news, as real news. The mainstream media outlets make no apologies for this, they are hungry for any “breaking news”…the more sensational the better. Better for their bottom line.

    I have studied a vast amount of history and have long understood how mainstream media has manipulated mass opinion by inaccurate reporting which decades later the true facts of events come to the surface, long after the consequences have already been suffered. Mr. Holiday uses the history of media to put it in prospective.

    I would highly recommend 'Trust Me, I’m Lying' to anyone, if you are just awakening to how the world work or have experience with how our thoughts are controlled.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Shamrockleaf

    He padded in and placed some catnip in its pile."hey there dellilah...." he hummed.

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    Posted December 17, 2012

    Leafkit

    Thank u.

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    Posted December 14, 2012

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    Poor thing. How about- Leafkit?

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    Posted January 10, 2013

    Lilysong

    "I knew you were trouble when you walked in..." she hummed while sorting herbs. Lilysong

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    Posted December 10, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Did the author write these reviews...

    ...maybe the authors point is that we cant really know.

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    Posted November 1, 2012

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    Easerstar.

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