In this explosive, controversial and timely book, an investigative journalist exposes the shocking corruption of today’s media.
When award-winning journalist Nick Davies decided to break Fleet Street’s unwritten rule by investigating his own colleagues, he found that the business of reporting the truth had been slowly subverted by the mass production of ignorance.
He uncovers the story of the prestigious Sunday newspaper which allowed the CIA and MI6 to plant fiction in its columns; the newsroom which routinely rejects stories about black people; the respected paper that hired a fraudster to entrap senior political figures; the newspapers which support law and order while paying cash bribes
to bent detectives. Davies names names and exposes the national stories which turn out to be pseudo events manufactured by the PR industry and the global news stories which prove to be fiction generated by a new machinery of international propaganda.
With the help of researchers from Cardiff University, who ran a ground-breaking analysis of our daily news, Davies found that most reporters, most of the time, are not allowed to dig up stories or check their facts — a profession corrupted at the core. Finally, Davies presents a new model for understanding news.
Read all about it. The news will never look the same again.