You Are Being Lied To: The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths

You Are Being Lied To: The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths

Russ Kick

Language: English

Pages: 350

ISBN: 0966410076

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

You Are Being Lied To is a massive collection of articles that ruthlessly destroy the distortions, myths, and outright lies that are fed to us by the government, the media, corporations, history books, organized religion, science and medicine, and society in general. No one is spared, and all sacred cows are candidates for the grinder.

Do you believe any of the following?

  • Alcoholics Anonymous is effective.
  • Hackers pose a grave threat to the nation.
  • There's a hidden code in the Bible.
  • The Big Bang is an airtight fact.
  • Thousands of species have gone extinct because of deforestation.
  • Licking certain toads will get you high.
  • Most terrorists are Middle Eastern.

Wake up! You're being lied to.

This book acts as a battering ram against the distortions, myths, and outright lies that have been shoved down our throats by the government, the media, corporations, organized religion, the scientific establishment, and others who want to keep the truth from us. An unprecedented group of researchers--investigative reporters, political dissidents, academics, media watchdogs, scientist-philosophers, social critics, and rogue scholars--paints a picture of a world where crucial stories are ignored or actively suppressed and the official version of events has more holes in it than Swiss cheese. A world where real dangers are downplayed and nonexistent dangers are trumpeted. In short, a world where you are being lied to.

Among the revelations inside:

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sydney Schanberg on John McCain's efforts to conceal information on POW/MIAs
  • Howard Bloom on liars in the media
  • Riane Eisler on the realities of human nature
  • James Ridgeway on tainted blood and more
  • Jim Marrs on missing evidence in important cases
  • Greenpeace cofounder Peter Moore on environmental myths
  • Michael Parenti on atrocities in Kosovo
  • Douglas Rushkoff on the information arms race
  • Gary Webb on the gutless corporate media
  • Howard Zinn on Columbus



















which hosts 4,000 GIs on the plains of Kosovo’s southeast. While in the north, astride some small part of the Trepca mines, and in a few other spots, Serb and Roma ghettos will remain, possibly as parts of Serbia. In the places where these communities overlap, there will be trouble and therefore “humanitarian work” for NATO troops and, thus, a plausible—and more importantly, palatable—reason for the West to maintain its long-term military presence. Trepca contains all of Yugoslavia’s nickel

which is not a big surprise, because it would be miraculous if it didn’t hold up given the way the forces are operating. The next thing you discover is that this whole topic is completely taboo. If you go to the media department at the Kennedy School of Government or Stanford, or somewhere else, and you study journalism and communications or academic political science, and so on, these questions are not likely to appear. That is, the hypothesis that anyone would come across without even knowing

developmentalists seem to have the idea that, even if what I’m saying is true, the public shouldn’t be told about it, because it would be bad for parents to think that what they do for their kids doesn’t matter. Well, that’s not what I’m saying—I’ve never said that parents don’t matter, only that they don’t have long-term effects on their children’s personalities. But let’s not split hairs. If what I’m saying is true, do the developmentalists have the right to say that people shouldn’t be told

it again—we need more research, folks. There are promising options on the table beyond Viagra: other drugs that work for men being tested on women, several creams designed to increase blood flow to the vagina and clitoris, a testosterone patch that seems to increase sex drive but has problematic side effects. The most interesting little item in the Newsweek article was a new, recently FDA-approved device called EROS-CTD, designed to pump blood to the clitoris. Reminiscent of a penis pump, which

and privations suffered by civilians as the result of the conflict, and especially Sherman’s March to the Sea? Does the issue of various “war crimes” come up at all? Sherman was the first American general to use “total war.” By this it is meant that Sherman destroyed food supplies necessary for the survival of many Southerners. People today, who can go to a grocery to buy food, have no idea just how terrible Sherman’s March was in its very real consequences for the civilian population of

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