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Book Review: Manipulating the message

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Media are under attack not just financially by tech giants, but also politically. Donald Trump, who Cecil Rosner writes about in Manipulating the Message, wrote on Twitter (currently X) in 2017 that the news media “is the enemy of the American people.” That’s a dangerous message because democracy depends on an independent, strong press, but as the media shrinks, the ability to manipulate the public grows. Rosner, a journalist for more than 45 years, tackles all the above in his new book, which should be required reading for all journalists and aspiring journalists, but also for the public, who need to consciously develop their media literacy.

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