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Author Jackson, Brooks.

Title UnSpun : finding facts in a world of disinformation / Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

Imprint New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  177.3 J132u 2007    ---  Available
Description xii, 195 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents A world of spin -- From snake oil to emu oil -- A bridesmaids bad breath : warning signs of trickery -- "Tall" coffees and assault weapons : tricks of the deception trade -- UFO cults and US : why we get spun -- Facts can save your life -- The great crow fallacy : finding the best evidence -- Osama, Ollie, and Al : the Internet solution -- Was Clarence Darrow a creationist? : how to be sure -- Staying unSpun.
Summary A practical guide to identifying bunk--from fact-twisting political ads and dubious infomercials to corporate PR and false e-mails--explains how and where to pick out the truth from the masses of misleading messages and fake resources.
Subject Deception -- United States.
Deceptive advertising -- United States.
Communication in politics -- United States.
Truthfulness and falsehood -- United States.
Added Author Jamieson, Kathleen Hall.
Added Title Finding facts in a world of disinformation
ISBN 9781400065660 (pbk.)
1400065666 (pbk.)
Standard No. YDXCP 2418464
AU@ 000041076734
NLGGC 304799866

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