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by Cynthia Crossen

eBook Tainted Truth: The Manipulation of Fact In America epub
  • ISBN: 0684815567
  • Author: Cynthia Crossen
  • Genre: Reference
  • Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Touchstone; 1st Touchstone Ed edition (January 25, 1996)
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • ePUB size: 1687 kb
  • FB2 size 1604 kb
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Tainted Truth shows that much of what we learn from them is false. Although the studies and surveys wear the guise of objective science. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.

Tainted Truth shows that much of what we learn from them is false.

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Cynthia Crossen is an American journalist and book critic Books

Cynthia Crossen is an American journalist and book critic. 1 Early life and education. 2 Career in journalism. 3 Career as an author Books. Tainted Truth: The Manipulation of Fact in America (1994). The Rich and How They Got That Way: How the Wealthiest People of All Time-from Genghis Khan to Bill Gates-Made Their Fortunes (2000).

Tainted Truth is an enormously important and provocative book that will change the way we make our decisions - decisions that have endangered our minds and, in some cases, our lives.

Sponsored studies have become America's most powerful and popular tool of persuasion. Tainted Truth shows that much of what we learn from them is false. Although the studies and surveys wear the guise of objective science, their findings almost invariably reflect their sponsors' intentions.

Mr. Lewis contends that our report finding that the pesticide Alar threatened public health "was scientifically wrong. It is Mr. Lewis who is scientifically wrong, apparently accepting at face value the "tainted truth" in the book.

Crossen demonstrates certain inconsistencies, which detract from her message. An exploration of the oat bran controversy concludes that Quaker Oats bought the results.

No bodies of data escape the author's probing. Crossen demonstrates certain inconsistencies, which detract from her message.

Tainted Truth by Cynthia Crossen - Sponsored studies have become America's most powerful and popular tool of persuasion. The Manipulation of Fact In America.

Tainted Truth: The Manipulation of Fact in America, Cynthia Crossen .

Tainted Truth: The Manipulation of Fact in America, Cynthia Crossen (Simon & Schuster, 1994). government, is a corrupt and troubled institution. Corrupt not so much in the sense that it accepts bribes but in a systemic sense. That happens all too often, Cynthia Crossen argues in her book Tainted Truth: The Manipulation of Fact in America. Although her writing is lax and references to sources are inadequate, the book nonetheless extends Weaver’s argument in several important respects.

Business Week Tainted Truth amply illustrates how easy it is to dress up a one-sided sales pitch with good-looking numbers and spin a story whichever way is convenient. No matter how impressive a new study seems, clearly caveat emptor must be the rule.

Sponsored studies have become America's most powerful and popular tool of persuasion. Tainted Truth shows that much of what we learn from them is false. Although the studies and surveys wear the guise of objective science, their findings almost invariably reflect their sponsors' intentions. In this important and provocative book, Cynthia Crossen reveals how the manufacturers of silicone breast implants did not disclose information regarding the dangers of the implants, how the demise of the cloth-diaper industry was influenced by questionable statistics paid for by Procter & Gamble—the leading supplier of disposable diapers, and how even the confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court was influenced by fast and biased polls.
Comments: (6)
Forey
It was necessary for a book like this to be written. And this is because for people who are "bloodhounds for the truth" (a la Penn and Teller or James Randi), they want hard data to show why something is accurate and by how much.

However, books like this are very laborious to read because the amount of detail is just overwhelming.

And so a reader is between the Scylla of needing enough detail for plausibility and the Charbydis of actually having to read through all that detail.
Nalmetus
Perfect all the way around - thank you so much!
Saberblade
I received this book on time and the quality was as it was described. I love the content of this book. It opened my eyes and make me be aware and question many things
Iseared
Haven't readentire book yet. Just received it recently
Maldarbaq
This book should be A required must read to graduate from High School. It lays out the propaganda used to brain wash people. In my younger days we called it "Madison Ave. B. S." The garbage, "Junk Science," spewed out for public consumption has one goal. That is to line the pockets of one hustler or another. The Author does a very thorough job of laying out the total fraud that masquerades as facts. I highly recommend that all parents read the book and have their children read it also.
Fonceiah
This book will open your eyes to what goes on behind the "research" we hear reported on every day. After reading this book you'll no longer be swept along by empty media hype which lacks substance.
She tells some fascinating stories about what really goes on in food and drug "research."
Read it, if you're a lover of hard hitting truthful books.
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