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Why the News Is Not the Truth

Why the News Is Not the Truth

“Why the News Is Not the Truth” by Peter Vanderwicken, from May-June edition / 1995. This article is reprinted by permission of Harvard Business Review and has not been peer reviewed by 2ndLook News. The U.S. press, like the U.S. government, is a corrupt and troubled institution. Corrupt not so much in the sense that it accepts bribes but in a systemic sense. It fails to do what it claims to do, what it should do, and what society expects it to do. The news media and the government are entwined in a vicious circle of mutual manipulation, mythmaking, and…
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