Disinformation: 22 Media Myths That Undermine the War on Terror

Disinformation: 22 Media Myths That Undermine the War on Terror

by Richard Miniter

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ISBN-13: 9780895260062
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 10/24/2005
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Disinformation: 22 Media Myths That Undermine the War on Terror 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book should be required reading for every university student that is majoring in any field of moss communications. It is indeed unfortunate that anyone, and especially Americans, should be treated with such disrespect as we are by mainstream media including the press, television, radio and all other avenues with the possible exception of social media. The entire presentation is low keyed and straight to the point and these qualities are rare in today's marketplace and they are refreshing, to say the least. The issues that Minter addresses are not unknown; the myths surrounding these are what makes this work so impressive. Here we have, in one volume along with the footnotes, appendices, and index, a concise and enlightening message that is well written and keeps the reader interested from start to finish all neatly bound with a thought provoking cover. Well done, Mr. Minter, well done, sir!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Disinformation, by Richard Miniter, is a well-researched and documented book highlighting several myths that have been perpetuated by the media covering the War on Terror. This book is timely, but not timeless I feel that some of these myths already have been accepted as wrong by most and are now non-issues. Miniter does on an excellent job exposing many of the myths, but only a minimal effort on others. I felt the arguments under 'Conservative Myths' (the ineffectiveness of racial profiling and the Mexican border not being a door to terrorist entering this country) are weak. For example, just because the Canadian border is worse does not make the Mexican border immune to criticism. The myths on Bin Laden and 9/11 are very well covered, and worth the price of the book. The book remains interesting throughout, with good footnotes, appendices, and an index. This might seem an odd observation, but I feel the cover artwork stands out in a crowd of boring, low budget covers so commonly seen today, I find it simple, yet hauntingly beautiful.
seasidereader on LibraryThing 20 days ago
This book seems very well researched, and sloppy journalism is blamed for the majority of the myths cited.
WarnerToddHuston on LibraryThing 20 days ago
Straight talk - NO fluffRichard Miniter has a great little book here. It is the typical current events book, short on fluff and quick reading, meant to present a point and prove or disprove it. He wastes little time n cultural pontificating, but does seem to lean toward the "right" side of things in some asides.But, it is hard to dispute his research into the 22 myths he dispels. The segments on bin Ladden's money (and non-existent support of he and the Taliban by the USA in the 80s and 90s) and his fictional kidney troubles are particularly enlightening. I consider myself somewhat informed and I even believed that bin Ladden had kidney trouble. Of course, we all should have had a clue in that he has lived this long in caves since 2001. If he really needed kidney dialysis he most surely would have died by now.This book is great fodder if you are wont to argue in favor of the Global War On Terror. It gives you, in one volume, some wonderful back up for your support.Mark this up as another great effort for Miniter. This book is highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought This was a great book. These are lies that you are confronted with in the everyday media, and its nice to find the truth about the War on Terror. Very well Documented with sources and a Bibliography.