A half dozen multi-nationals own the mainstream media outlets and maintain a large majority of the most popular internet news web sites; running the same information on each venue. Through the symbiotic corporate-government affiliation, news outlets are heavily funded with advertising revenue or presented the government’s official pre-approved story, deliberately disseminated to influence and manipulate public opinion. There is no impartiality allowed, or the editors and writers would lose their positions. Journalistic integrity be damned when 30 pieces of silver are involved.
The essays in this book are updated postings from my blog and articles. My intent is to share a bit of the enlightenment I have gained during this journey of understanding the inconceivable scale of misgovernment and deception. After reading this book, you will want to know more.
Blind trust of the media is no longer an option, and neither is silence. Deceptions and hidden truths can be exposed by an informed public, thus mitigating covert actions and nefarious subversions that are contrary to the well-being of humanity.
“I call the U.S. “mainstream” media the special interest media. In my mind, that supersedes the characterization as “corporate” and speaks to the larger issue that the media in the U.S. represent the same special interests that have skewed our political process and rendered it undecipherable to the people it purports to represent. That’s where this handy guide by Cloud comes in. He demonstrates the propaganda effect of U.S. media and how it misleads and deceives us–in lockstep with a government increasingly distanced from its own people. This book is well worth reading by everyone interested in recognizing propaganda when they see or hear it!” ~ Cynthia McKinney, Former Congresswoman from Georgia and 2008 Green Party Presidential Nominee
“William Cloud’s Deconstructing the News is simply one of the best succinct and thought provoking examination of the harm perpetrated by the world’s power elite dictated government and mainstream media propaganda. It’s a brilliant and indispensable book on the subject.” ~ Nefta, Host and Producer, Voices With Vision, WPFW 89.3 FM, Washington, D.C.
William Eric Cloud, J.D., LL.M (International and Comparative Law) is an authority on Foreign Relations and International Law. During his thirty years as a practicing attorney, he published AfricaUS, a magazine that promoted U.S. investment in Africa. He maintained a law office in Harare, Zimbabwe, where he advised the governments of Zimbabwe and Lesotho. As an Adjunct Professor at his alma mater Morris Brown College he taught International Relations.
Cloud is a prolific writer and has published numerous articles in his blog-site Blacknewsexaminer.com.