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The smear: how shady political operatives and fake news control what you see, what you think, and how you vote

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"Behind most major political stories in the modern era, there is an agenda; an effort by opposition researchers, spin doctors, and outside interests to destroy an idea or a person. The tactic they use is the Smear. Every day, Americans are influenced by the Smear without knowing it. Paid forces cleverly shape virtually every image you cross. Maybe you read that Donald Trump is a racist misogynist, or saw someone on the news mocking the Bernie Sanders campaign. The trick of the Smear is that it is often based on some shred of truth, but these media-driven "hit pieces" are designed to obscure the truth. Success hinges on the Smear artist's ability to remain invisible; to make it seem as if their work is neither calculated nor scripted. It must appear to be precisely what it is not. Veteran journalist Sharyl Attkisson has witnessed this practice firsthand. After years of being pitched hit jobs and puff pieces, shes an expert at detecting Smear campaigns. Now, the hard-hitting investigative reporter shares her inside knowledge, revealing how the Smear takes shape and who its perpetrators areincluding Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal and, most influential of all, "right-wing assassin turned left-wing assassin" (National Review) political operative David Brock and his Media Matters for America empire. Attkisson exposes the diabolical tactics of Smear artists, and their outrageous access to the biggest names in political mediaoperatives who are corrupting the political process, and discouraging widespread citizen involvement in our democracy." --
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subject_facetCommunication in politics -- United States
Electronic books
Journalism -- Corrupt practices
Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States
Mass media and public opinion -- United States
Politics and culture -- United States
title_displayThe smear : how shady political operatives and fake news control what you see, what you think, and how you vote
title_fullThe Smear How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote
The smear : how shady political operatives and fake news control what you see, what you think, and how you vote / Sharyl Attkisson
The smear : how shady political operatives and fake news control what you see, what you think, and how you vote [electronic resource] / Sharyl Attkisson
title_shortThe smear
title_subhow shady political operatives and fake news control what you see, what you think, and how you vote
topic_facetCommunication in politics
Corrupt practices
Electronic books
Journalism
Language Arts
Mass media
Mass media and public opinion
Nonfiction
Political aspects
Politics
Politics and culture