Fake news. Dishonest press. Racist. Mentally unstable. The insults President Donald Trump and the American news media hurl at each other are nothing new. In Tudor England, printed papers branded the monarch a horrible monster, and were in turn accused of publishing false fables. Ever since the invention of the printing press, those in power have seen mass communication as a dangerous threat, usurping their ability to tell people what to think, and capable of stirring up discontent and even rebellion. In Fayke Newes, historian and international journalist Derek J. Taylor tracks this long and bloody fight between the press and those in power through the lives of the men and women who got caught up in the battle. On a journey through the centuries, we crisscross the Atlantic between Britain and America, during wars and in peacetime, and discover that neither governments nor journalists have always told the truth. And, in our own time, when social media has put mass communication in the ha...
|Title||:||Fayke Newes: The Media vs the Mighty, From Henry VIII to Donald Trump|
|Number of Pages||:||353 pages|
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Fayke Newes: The Media vs the Mighty, From Henry VIII to Donald Trump Reviews
*Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Fayke Newes examines the role of the media throughout history, from the Tudors to today, and looks at how it has been, at times, controlled and influenced by those in power.
Written in a conversational style, this book looks at issues such as censorship and propaganda, with a view to enlighten the reader about how little, or how much, has changed with regards to the press over the centuries. It discusse ...more