DAVIES, Nick. Flat Earth Newspaper.
(London): Chatto and Windus, 2011. First edition. Broadside newspaper. [12-] pages. Very scarce publication reproducing elements of Davies’ highly acclaimed book, Flat Earth News, that exposed falsehoods, distortion and propaganda in the global media. In his eye-opening exposé, Davies uncovered an industry awash in corruption and bias. His findings included the story of a prestigious Sunday newspaper that allowed the CIA to plant fiction in its columns; the newsroom that routinely rejected stories about black people; the respected paper that hired a professional fraudster to set up a front company to entrap senior political figures; as well as a number of newspapers that pay cash bribes to bent detectives. His research also exposed a range of national stories that were in fact pseudo events manufactured by the public relations industry and global news stories that were fiction generated by a machinery of international propaganda. The degree to which the media industry has affected government policy and perverted popular belief is also addressed. This version with graphic design by Niels Benoot was published in an edition of just 25 copies, numbered and signed by Davies.
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