Mainstream News Media: Pimping Reality for Your Pleasure

Welcome back. Today the Booby exposes some unspoken truths about the modern mainstream news media. It’s fitting, given that last week’s post looked at Neil Postman’s important book, Amusing Ourselves to Death. Today we'll see Mr. Postman’s observations and prophecies come alive. Where to start? Exposing the ideological filters through which the modern news media portrays … Continue reading Mainstream News Media: Pimping Reality for Your Pleasure

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Booby Books: “Amusing Ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman

Every "Booby Book" is chosen for its ability to educate. Perhaps the area where most of us need to be educated is that of self-awareness, for it is one of the few things we as individuals can affect, change, or correct. Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman is the author's thoughtful gift to you, … Continue reading Booby Books: “Amusing Ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman