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New York Times best-selling author Sharyl Attkisson takes on the media’s misreporting on Black Lives Matter, coronavirus, Joe Biden, Silicon Valley censorship, and more.

When the facts don’t fit their narrative, the media abandons the facts, not the narrative. Virtually every piece of information you get through the media has been massaged, shaped, curated, and manipulated before it reaches you. Some of it is censored entirely. The news can no longer be counted on to reflect all the facts. Instead of telling us what happened yesterday, they tell us what’s new in the prepackaged soap opera they’ve been calling the news.

For the past four years, five-time Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist and New York Times best-selling author Sharyl Attkisson has been collecting and dissecting alarming incidents tracing the shocking devolution of what used to be the most respected news organizations on the planet. For the first time, top news executives and reporters representing every major national television news outlet - from ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN to FOX and MSNBC - speak frankly, confiding in Attkisson about the death of the news as they once knew it. Their concern transcends partisan divides.

Most frightening of all, a broad campaign in the media has convinced many Americans not only to accept but to demand censorship over journalism. It is a stroke of genius on the part of those seeking to influence public opinion: undermine public confidence in the news, then insist upon “curating” information and divining the “truth”. The thinking is done for you. They’ll decide which pesky facts shouldn’t cross your desk by declaring them false, irrelevant, debunked, unsafe, or out-of-bounds.

We have reached a state of utter absurdity, where journalism schools teach students that their own personal truth or chosen narratives matter more than reality. In Slanted, Attkisson digs into the language of propagandists, the persistence of false media narratives, the driving forces behind today's dangerous blend of facts and opinion, the abandonment of journalism ethics, and the new, Orwellian definition of what it means to report the news. 

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Sharyl Attkisson (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-11-2020

Connecting the dots

Ms. Atkinson connects the dots to make her case. As a former prosecutor, I appreciate her honest evidence. I only wish we had more journalists willing to tell the truth!!

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  • Carolyn
  • 06-12-2020

Outstanding!

If you want to truly understand the landscape of today’s media and how it came to be, this is the book to read. I appreciate Sheryl’s insights and objectivity in presenting the facts. To quote the book: It’s both heartbreaking and mind blowing. The last chapter provides a list of media outlets and reporters who do real reporting. That alone is worth the price of the book but the entire read should give everyone great pause and motivate us all to demand better of the mainstream media.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-11-2020

its a great read

as if you didn't know the media was biased...this book really shows her personal journey of dealing with it. really informative. worth the read.

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  • Tom
  • 28-01-2021

A warning from a reliable source with good access

Ms. Attkisson may be one of the last true American journalists left in America. This is a thoroughly researched, fact-based expose of the media industry in America. She reveals corporate media to be a heavily left-biased activist entity devoid of any journalistic integrity, and little morality. Read this book instead of watching the news and you will become smarter.

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  • Tracy
  • 12-12-2020

Excellent!

Thank you, Sharyl, for exposing the depth of today’s media slant! With more voices like yours, maybe we can flush the memory hole down the memory hole!

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  • Amazon Customer in Sanford NC
  • 10-12-2020

Eye opening

This is a must listen. Shocking to learn that we are being sponged the narrative while opposing facts are ignored or berated and destroyed.

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  • sarah
  • 21-04-2021

amazing.

every American should be reading this. journalism really is that bad, or better yet, true factual journalism is dead!!!

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  • Gary LaFranchi
  • 16-04-2021

Undeniable Proof! Mainstream Media is Fake News!!

It's clear that the mainstream media is against truth. CNN is simply an extension of the Democrat Party!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-04-2021

Enlightening

Excellent description of what true journalism is and how opinionated and slanted it has become. It is filled with objective discussions along with many examples of verification. Very educational and enlightening.

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  • Timothy J Keenan
  • 11-05-2021

Very Well Done

Sharyl is an excellent reporter with an abundance of common sense. The book is very well done. I like that Sharyl was the narrator as she has a very pleasant voice and provides a good pace.

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  • Deepsearch
  • 06-03-2021

Welcome to the Orwellian.

Ever get that feeling, you know something's wrong but you can't quite put your finger on it? Well, welcome to an insider's perspective on how things are actually being manipulated behind the scenes. Whilst they (media establishment) may claim they are not "lying" to us, they are most certainly dishonest by omissions and providing a slanted perspective of half truths. This is disgusting and dangerous in what is fast becoming a polarised, deceitful, hypocritical and intolerant world.

Thank you Sharyl Attkisson for you bravery and integrity!

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  • Siobhan
  • 08-04-2021

Insightful. An arrow north in a lost place.

Based on wisdom and experience this is a thought provoking analysis of journalism and media narrative in the era of 'bombshell' news. It's a shame the audio production feels rushed as at times it was far less than crisp, Regardless, this is well worth a listen and I feel it captures the nuance of the perceivable change in news delivery since 9/11, that has only accelerated since the Trump presidency.

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