You Are Being Lied To

You Are Being Lied To

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by Russ Kick
     
 

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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

Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Containing expos s on topics ranging from Columbus to Columbine, this collection of stimulating articles Disinformation Books' inaugural title challenges popular beliefs on the Big Bang and the depredations of hackers. Kick, author of Psychotropedia and a columnist for the Village Voice, has collected an impressive array of articles by such contributors as Sydney Schanberg of the New York Times, in which he asks why John McCain persistently blocks public disclosure of MIA files, and the lesser-known Jim Marrs, a Kennedy conspiracy zealot and freelance journalist who discusses missing data from historical tragedies, including the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations and the Lockerbie bombing. Do gay teens really constitute a suicidal risk group? Was Jesus a myth? The best articles will surely compel readers to pursue further reading; none should be accepted as exhaustive. Public libraries ought to invest in a copy to keep alongside other sources of skepticism; academic libraries will find the scholarship uneven but provocative. [You may obtain a free e-book copy of this title if you purchase the paperback from http://store.disinfor.com; the e-book may also be purchased separately for $8.85. Ed.] Robert C. Moore, ITworld.com, Southboro, MA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
You Are Being Lied To: The Disinformation Guide To Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes And Cultural Myths is an iconoclastic, 399-page expose of some of our most cherished cultural, political, social, and institutionally cherished errors of fact. Here revealed is the often times startling truth about our most commonly held mistaken beliefs ranging from errors of science (the "Big Bang" is not an airtight fact); to religion (there is no hidden code in the Bible); to national security (hackers do not pose a grave threat to the nation and most terrorists are not Middle Eastern); to medicine (Alcoholics Anonymous is far from being as effective as popular opinion supposes); to the environment (thousands of species have not become extinct because of deforestation). This amazing, candid, and documented compilation of essays offer a number of experts on a vast spectrum of issues ranging from Noam Chomsky on news as propaganda and media as big business to Greenpeace cofounder Patrick Moore on environmental myths. You Are Being Lied To is enthusiastically recommended reading for students of history, politics, popular culture, media, education, science, environmental studies, and virtually all the major social issues of the day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966410075
Publisher:
Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
Disinformation Guides
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Read an Excerpt

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 become 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:

  • Noam Chomsky on news as propaganda and media as big business
  • 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 Patrick 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

You'll also discover that a human being has already been cloned; Joseph McCarthy was not paranoid; museums refuse to display artifacts that conflict with the theory of evolution; the CIA has admitted to involvement in the drug trade; parents don't affect who their children become; plus further revelations involving Columbine, WWII, textbooks, Al Gore, George W. Bush, Timothy Leary and much more. Dispensing with speculation and theorizing, You Are Being Lied To cuts right to the bone with fact after substantiated fact. Think we're being told the truth? We're not ... and this book proves it.

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Howard Bloom
The 20th Century was an era of great achievement. It was also an era of genocide. It was an era of media expansion. And it was an era in which the media lied. We moved from newspapers with circulations of a million in 1900 to the rollout of 600 radio stations in 1922, of television in the 1950s, and of the Internet and the World Wide Web when the century ended. But we inched no further toward the truth. Mass murders in the Soviet Union took an estimated 40 million lives in the 20th Century. Mass killings in Mao's China took another 40 million. Between 1963 and 1999 over a million died in the ongoing battles between Central Africa's Hutus and Tutsis. Between 1975 and 1979, 1.5 million lost their lives in the killing fields of Cambodia. Yet none of these crimes against humanity made headlines until it was far too late. Similar savageries are taking place today, but once again we are all too blind. Sometimes the reason has been media ignorance or indifference. Sometimes it's been press enthusiasm for the "ideals" of the killers, or, worse, sheer cowardice. In the 1930s, Geoffrey Dawson, editor of the Times of London, was less disturbed by the atrocities unfolding in Germany than he was by the idea of offending the Nazis. He wrote to a friend, 'I simply cannot understand why they should be so much annoyed with The Times at this moment. I spend my nights in taking out anything which I think will hurt their susceptibilities, and in dropping in little things which are intended to soothe them.' William Randolph Hearst was no better. He ordered his German correspondent to stop sending stories he called 'incendiary.' If the media won't tell us what's truly important, then it's up to us to ferret out the facts for ourselves. You Are Being Lied To is a good place to start.


—(Howard Bloom, author of The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History and of Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From the Big Bang to the 21st Century.

Meet the Author


Russ Kick is the author of 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know, Volumes 1 & 2, and The Disinformation Book of Lists. He is the editor of Everything You Know Is Wrong, Abuse Your Illusions, Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong, and Everything You Know About God Is Wrong.

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I am a 14 year old boy that hates to read. I dont think I've read 350 pages in all the books I've read before it; but once I got this book i finished it in a month, and this is a huge book that would probably be a thousand pages if it were the size of an average novel.This book has literally changed my life. It ripped everything I thought about life to peices. This book deserves your money. p.s. Im stoked about the Everything you Know is Wrong, the sequil. Im getting it in a week, however there is know way it can beat this one