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Martin’s Press- Political Science – pages. In this passionate, controversial critique of the news media, Michael Parenti examines the subtle but profound ways in incenting the media influence and manipulate the public’s perception of reality.

Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media by Michael Parenti

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I wish I wasn’t such a slow reader. Be prepared to cancel your cable In order to get to the news that really matters and the truth, we have to dig deep.

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