Fear sells—your fear. The coronavirus pandemic is the best thing to happen to dying mainstream media since 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombing, and OJ Simpson’s high-speed police car chase combined. People want to know: What’s going onHow it affects themWhat should they doHow can they help Instead, CNN and The New York Times offer: Bad… Continue reading Bad Dog, Mainstream Media!
Want to see a finely crafted piece of propaganda? Pick this up. Many apparently logical chapters explain how bad information spreads, but if you are used to examining primary sources, thinking critically, and considering omissions and causations, this book may frustrate you. First, note the authors are logic and philosophy professors at the University of… Continue reading Book Review: The Misinformation Age by Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall