How to know if a news source is fair and balanced?

The media bias In an earlier article titled “The Art of Bullshit” I attempted to list the most common methods of dishonest communication, often used by the propagandists to persuade the public. In that same piece I mentioned different biases such as one-sided selection of stories and the great Confirmation Bias from which no-one is completely […]

Book: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man – John Perkins

“Economic hit men,” John Perkins writes, “are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder.” http://www.economichitman.com/pages/bookpages/thebook.html In the book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” John Perkins walks the reader through his career at the consulting […]

The Art of Bullshit – Methods of dishonest communication

Download the PDF version: 2014-the-art-of-bs Introduction In our time information is distributed instantly all over the globe. The traditional news outlets are challenged by the social media and blogs that offer non-stop news feed and an ongoing conversation that is open to everyone. Opinions are shaped daily by individuals and organisations with many different agendas, some […]