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Download Flat Earth News Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (535 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nick Davies Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When award-winning journalist Nick Davies decided to break Fleet Street's unwritten rule by investigating his own colleagues, he found that the business of reporting the truth had been slowly subverted by the mass production of ignorance.

Working with a network of off-the-record sources, Davies uncovered the story of the prestigious Sunday newspaper which allowed the CIA and MI6 to plant fiction in its columns; the newsroom which routinely rejects stories about black people; the respected paper that hired a professional fraudster to set up a front company to entrap senior political figures; the newspapers which support law and order while paying cash bribes to bent detectives.

Davies names and exposes the national stories which turn out to be pseudo events manufactured by the PR industry, and the global news stories which prove to be fiction generated by a new machinery of international propaganda. He shows the effect of this on a world where consumers believe a mass of stories which, in truth, are as false as the idea that the Earth is flat - from the millennium bug to the WMD in Iraq - tainting government policy, perverting popular belief.

With the help of researchers from Cardiff University, who ran a ground-breaking analysis of our daily news, Davies found most reporters, most of the time, are not allowed to dig up stories or check their facts - a profession corrupted at the core. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Daniel DeLappe | 2/17/2014

    " Nothing new and not very interesting. The media in this country is full of crap and run by big business. No kidding. Read something that has something to say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nic Brisbourne | 2/15/2014

    " A good reminder not to trust the news - too much. Key reasons - 1. declining newspaper revenues mean journalists only have time to write stories, not to check them 2. Organisations from government, through intelligence agencies to PR firms exploit this fact to their own ends, 3. profit motive at papers generally means they write what their readers want to read, which isn't necessarily the truth (Daily Mail) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily Britt | 2/8/2014

    " The Doritos- gate gang should read this and weep. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Llew | 1/30/2014

    " Essential summary of the corruption of modern news from the influx of PR from every angle on a journalism world without time and money. Not in a conspiratorial tone, but it definitely justified my cynicism. He calls is churnalism but it might be better described as "tabloidization". "

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