Unreliable Sources

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One of Britain's most experienced and respected foreign correspondents takes a searching look at the way news is made and manipulated by government spokesmen, powerful proprietors and headline-hungry newshounds. From the young Winston Churchill's reports on the Boer War to Tony Blair's spin machine, he reveals the true stories behind the headlines to provide an absorbing history of the British press over the past century and a rigorous examination of its professional ethics and much vaunted independence.

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Unreliable Sources

Unreliable Sources

How the 20th Century was Reported

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One of Britain's most experienced and respected foreign correspondents takes a searching look at the way news is made and manipulated by government spokesmen, powerful proprietors and headline-hungry newshounds. From the young Winston Churchill's reports on the Boer War to Tony Blair's spin machine, he reveals the true stories behind the headlines to provide an absorbing history of the British press over the past century and a rigorous examination of its professional ethics and much vaunted independence.

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