Lies, Incorporated: The World of Post-Truth Politics (Paperback)

Lies, Incorporated: The World of Post-Truth Politics By Ari Rabin-Havt, Media Matters for America Cover Image
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A stunning investigation of the history of organized misinformation in politics.

In today’s post-truth political landscape, there is a carefully concealed but ever-growing industry of organized misinformation that exists to create and disseminate lies in the service of political agendas. Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters for America present a revelatory history of this industry—which they've dubbed Lies, Incorporated—and show how it has crippled legislative progress on issues including tobacco regulation, public health care, climate change, gun control, immigration, abortion, and same-sex marriage. Eye-opening and indispensable, Lies, Incorporated takes an unflinching look at the powerful network of politicians and special interest groups that have launched coordinated assaults on the truth to shape American politics.

About the Author

ARI RABIN-HAVT is host of The Agenda, a national radio show airing Monday through Friday on SiriusXM. His writing has been featured in USA Today, The New Republic, The Nation, The New York Observer, Salon, and The American Prospect, and he has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera, and HuffPost Live.

Along with David Brock, he coauthored The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine and The Benghazi Hoax. He previously served as executive vice president of Media Matters for America and as an adviser to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and former vice president Al Gore.

MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA is a Web-based, not-for-profit, progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.

Praise For…

“Ari Rabin-Havt tells the truth, and that's something rare in Washington, D.C.” —Sen. Harry Reid, U.S. Senate Democratic Leader

“After 30 years in politics, I thought I was beyond the ability to be shocked—until I read Lies, Incorporated. An important book for everyone who is angry—and an essential one for anyone who isn’t angry yet.” —Paul Begala, Democratic Strategist
“This book is a must-read if you want to understand the intentional manipulation of truth that is blocking progressive change.” —Thom Hartmann, Host of The Thom Hartmann Program
“A provocative, powerful expose, shining a bright, penetrating light on the role deliberate lies play in Washington policy-making.” —Nancy Altman, co-author of Social Security Works!
“Required reading for anyone who wants to understand how our policy-making process has been hijacked by special interests.” —Rep. Keith Ellison, Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
“A damning jeremiad on how modern public policy can be exploited by corporate chicanery.” —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307279590
ISBN-10: 0307279596
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: April 19th, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English