This is a book about the assumptions of the western world: We are defenders of human rights, a free press and everything else we take for granted in what we perceive as a democracy. We in the west are convinced that we are the good guys and those with a different version of reality are the bad guys.
The author, David Cromwell, in this powerful text, sets out to dispel this widespread myth and suggests: the media, which the author maintains is part of the corporate world, is constantly manipulating us in order to best serve the business community and government foreign policy.
The analysis of current affairs and media coverage by the author provides us with an alternative view and suggests: far from being impartial, the media is really a mouth-piece for corporate and government propaganda.
Irrespective of whether or not you agree with the author’s analysis, you will find that the book is insightful and very well written. It is a strong reminder to keep an open mind and question what we are being told rather than accept, as gospel, everything we consume via the media .