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From the editor in chief of Breitbart News, a firsthand account of how the establishment media became weaponized against Donald Trump and his supporters on behalf of the political left.

Alex Marlow was just a 21-year-old UC Berkeley student when renowned media mogul Andrew Breitbart hired him as his first employee. Breitbart began mentoring Marlow on how to fight the culture war one headline at a time and to remain resilient in the face of personal attacks.

Now, in this eye-opening and timely book, Marlow explains how the establishment press destroyed its own credibility with a relentless stream of “fake news” designed to smear Donald Trump and his supporters while advancing a leftist agenda. He also reveals key details on how our information gatekeepers truly operate and why America’s “fake news” moment might never end.

Breitbart - and Trump - began banging the drum about “fake news” during the 2016 election, and it resonated with millions of voters because they intuitively knew the corporate media was willing to say or write anything to achieve their political ends. It’s a battle cry that continues to this day. Alex and his team of researchers elucidate the stunning details of the key “fake news” moments of the Trump era and take a deep dive into some of the right’s favorite media targets: from Bloomberg, CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times to the tech elite in Silicon Valley. Deeply researched and eye-opening, Breaking the News rips back the curtain on the inner workings of how the establishment media weaponizes information to achieve their political and cultural ends.

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  • Stephen Mertes
  • 21-05-2021

Just Wow!!

Unbelievable what goes behind the scenes!! The establishment is way deeper than any of us can imagine!! Great work exposing all of this Alex!!

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  • Doyle Stowe
  • 21-05-2021

great

wow. So enlightening. I could not stop until the end. I will be listening to this several more times to absorb the content.

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  • Robert
  • 25-05-2021

Disappointed

I preordered this book with great anticipation. As a lifelong conservative and Republican voter I bought Breaking the News expecting to learn inside information and details on the mainstream media and the issues of the day. Instead 95 percent of what was offered was what I and the vast majority of conservative truth seekers already know. It was more like a recap of recent political media coverage and corporate malfeasance than the in-depth, behind the scenes analysis that I expected.

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  • Jack
  • 21-05-2021

awesome

bought in audio format. I saw 10 hours of play and wondered that's long. finished in 2 days

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  • KEITH P DAY
  • 23-05-2021

We are being boiled like lobsters.

Can we really trust the national establishment media? This book raises some very serious questions about the agenda of those who control the national establishment media. Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, it is important to know whether or not those who control the national media are being truthful and honest or deceitful. If they are not being straight with us, why would that be? This book shows a very important perspective and answers the question. I highly recommend this to everyone.

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  • Jeff
  • 27-05-2021

Awesome!

Kept me engaged from start to finish! Alex did a great job explaining all positions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-2021

Get the real story

This book was riveting and informative. In my mind it logically and concisely outlined the monumental problems we face with an unbridled and grossly bias media. The author’s closing remarks and call to action was motivating and inspiring. I would not have missed this read for anything.

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  • JAK
  • 20-05-2021

SHOCKING! - ?

The revelations in this very well written and performed book would be shocking to me, had I not been listening to the author's daily news broadcast for the last few years. he does reveal some real headscratching things about the communists now controlling the country, but none of it is any longer shocking. Whether you have an idea of what Mr. Marlow will be disclosing in this book or not, whether you are of the conservative persuasion or of a liberal mindset, you MUST READ (listen to) THIS BOOK!

Mr. Marlow is a succinct writer and an entertaining performer. His Trump impersonation is spot on and the rest of his "voices" are rather funny most of the time. his dry wit and sarcastic attitude shine through here as well. Highly recommended!

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  • Jerry Kaufman
  • 07-06-2021

Must read for Lefties and Righties

Very thought provoking book that explains much of how news stories and news story delivery platforms have changed from 2015-2021. It has certainly changed the way I read stories (ignore the headlines!).

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-06-2021

Excellent dissection of wildly corrupt media

Having spent decades in the newspaper business, I was well aware of the leftist bias from major sources, but this well-researched book exposes establishment media as what they’ve now become - genuinely diabolical and utterly untrustworthy. Everyone should read this book!

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