By Gérald Bronner
This booklet discusses the media, ideals, the scoop, the net, and so forth. however it shouldn't be obvious as yet one more critique of the media process, exploring with angry fascination the assumption of a machination opposed to fact organize to serve a society of domination. some of these theories, whether or not they pertain to conspiracy theories or, extra subtly, to a self-styled "critical" state of mind, have continually the expression of a sort of highbrow puerility. this isn't to claim that makes an attempt at manipulating reviews don't ensue, or that our international is loose from compromised rules, or certainly corruption; faraway from it, yet none of this is often the major issue.
In truth, truth can by some means be much more unsettling than these myths, even if refined they're, that envisage the media method hand-in-hand with undefined, technological know-how, and so on, all in contract to be able to lead the "people" clear of the reality. it really is extra unsettling as the strategies defined during this booklet and that permit falsehood and dubiousness to clutch the general public sphere are boosted by way of the improvement of IT, the workings of our minds, and the very nature of democracy. and at last, it's extra unsettling simply because we're all answerable for what will ensue to us.
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