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UnSpun : finding facts in a world of disinformation / Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

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Author/Creator:
Jackson, Brooks.
Other title:
Finding facts in a world of disinformation
Publication:
New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 195 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects:
Deception -- United States.
Deceptive advertising -- United States.
Communication in politics -- United States.
Truthfulness and falsehood -- United States.
Summary:
A practical guide to identifying bunk--from fact-twisting political ads and dubious infomercials to corporate PR and false e-mails--explains how and where to pick out the truth from the masses of misleading messages and fake resources.
Contents:
A world of spin
From snake oil to emu oil
A bridesmaids bad breath : warning signs of trickery
"Tall" coffees and assault weapons : tricks of the deception trade
UFO cults and US : why we get spun
Facts can save your life
The great crow fallacy : finding the best evidence
Osama, Ollie, and Al : the Internet solution
Was Clarence Darrow a creationist? : how to be sure
Staying unSpun.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contributor:
Jamieson, Kathleen Hall.
ISBN:
9781400065660 (pbk.)
1400065666 (pbk.)
OCLC:
76416677
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