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News and the Culture of Lying

Weaver, Paul H.
Publisher:  Free Press
Year Published:  1997  
Price:  $22.95  
The news media lie, says Weaver, not by slipshod reporting or unethical practices, but in the very "plot structure" of the news, in the masks of impersonality assumed by reporters and editors, and in catering to advertising interests and the appetite for excitement.

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