Hoax

Hoax
Author: Brian Stelter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 1982142464
ISBN 13: 9781982142469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hoax Book Review:

“A thorough and damning exploration of the incestuous relationship between Trump and his favorite channel.” —The New York Times “A Rosetta Stone for stuff about this presidency that doesn’t otherwise make sense to normal humans.” —Rachel Maddow, MSNBC “Stelter’s critique goes beyond salacious tidbits about extramarital affairs (though there are plenty of those) to expose a collusion that threatens the pillars of our democracy.” —The Washington Post The urgent and untold story of the collusion between Fox News and Donald Trump from the New York Times bestselling author of Top of the Morning. While other leaders were marshaling resources to combat the greatest pandemic in modern history, President Donald Trump was watching TV. Trump watches over six hours of Fox News a day, a habit his staff refers to as “executive time.” In January 2020, when Fox News began to downplay COVID-19, the President was quick to agree. In March, as the deadly virus spiraled out of control, Sean Hannity mocked “coronavirus hysteria” as a “new hoax” from the left. Millions of Americans took Hannity and Trump's words as truth—until some of them started to get sick. In Hoax, CNN anchor and chief media correspondent Brian Stelter tells the twisted story of the relationship between Donald Trump and Fox News. From the moment Trump glided down the golden escalator to announce his candidacy in the 2016 presidential election to his acquittal on two articles of impeachment in early 2020, Fox hosts spread his lies and smeared his enemies. Over the course of two years, Stelter spoke with over 250 current and former Fox insiders in an effort to understand the inner workings of Rupert Murdoch's multibillion-dollar media empire. Some of the confessions are alarming. “We don't really believe all this stuff,” a producer says. “We just tell other people to believe it.” At the center of the story lies Sean Hannity, a college dropout who, following the death of Fox News mastermind Roger Ailes, reigns supreme at the network that pays him $30 million a year. Stelter describes the raging tensions inside Fox between the Trump loyalists and the few remaining journalists. He reveals why former chief news anchor Shep Smith resigned in disgust in 2019; why a former anchor said “if I stay here I’ll get cancer;” and how Trump has exploited the leadership vacuum at the top to effectively seize control of the network. Including never before reported details, Hoax exposes the media personalities who, though morally bankrupt, profit outrageously by promoting the President’s propaganda and radicalizing the American right. It is a book for anyone who reads the news and wonders: How did this happen?

Hoax

Hoax
Author: Brian Stelter
Publsiher: Atria/One Signal Publishers
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 1982142448
ISBN 13: 9781982142445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hoax Book Review:

“A thorough and damning exploration of the incestuous relationship between Trump and his favorite channel.” —The New York Times “A Rosetta Stone for stuff about this presidency that doesn’t otherwise make sense to normal humans.” —Rachel Maddow, MSNBC “Stelter’s critique goes beyond salacious tidbits about extramarital affairs (though there are plenty of those) to expose a collusion that threatens the pillars of our democracy.” —The Washington Post The urgent and untold story of the collusion between Fox News and Donald Trump from the New York Times bestselling author of Top of the Morning. While other leaders were marshaling resources to combat the greatest pandemic in modern history, President Donald Trump was watching TV. Trump watches over six hours of Fox News a day, a habit his staff refers to as “executive time.” In January 2020, when Fox News began to downplay COVID-19, the President was quick to agree. In March, as the deadly virus spiraled out of control, Sean Hannity mocked “coronavirus hysteria” as a “new hoax” from the left. Millions of Americans took Hannity and Trump's words as truth—until some of them started to get sick. In Hoax, CNN anchor and chief media correspondent Brian Stelter tells the twisted story of the relationship between Donald Trump and Fox News. From the moment Trump glided down the golden escalator to announce his candidacy in the 2016 presidential election to his acquittal on two articles of impeachment in early 2020, Fox hosts spread his lies and smeared his enemies. Over the course of two years, Stelter spoke with over 250 current and former Fox insiders in an effort to understand the inner workings of Rupert Murdoch's multibillion-dollar media empire. Some of the confessions are alarming. “We don't really believe all this stuff,” a producer says. “We just tell other people to believe it.” At the center of the story lies Sean Hannity, a college dropout who, following the death of Fox News mastermind Roger Ailes, reigns supreme at the network that pays him $30 million a year. Stelter describes the raging tensions inside Fox between the Trump loyalists and the few remaining journalists. He reveals why former chief news anchor Shep Smith resigned in disgust in 2019; why a former anchor said “if I stay here I’ll get cancer;” and how Trump has exploited the leadership vacuum at the top to effectively seize control of the network. Including never before reported details, Hoax exposes the media personalities who, though morally bankrupt, profit outrageously by promoting the President’s propaganda and radicalizing the American right. It is a book for anyone who reads the news and wonders: How did this happen?

Hoax

Hoax
Author: Edward Steers (Jr.)
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0813141591
ISBN 13: 9780813141596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hoax Book Review:

Investigates six of history's biggest frauds, looking at how the hoaxes were carried out and what continued belief in them reveals about society's understanding of history.

Hoax: A History of Deception

Hoax: A History of Deception
Author: Ian Tattersall,Peter Névraumont
Publsiher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN 10: 0316503703
ISBN 13: 9780316503709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hoax: A History of Deception Book Review:

An entertaining collection of the most audacious and underhanded deceptions in the history of mankind, from sacred relics to financial schemes to fake art, music, and identities. World history is littered with tall tales and those who have fallen for them. Ian Tattersall, a curator emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, has teamed up with Peter Névraumont to tell this anti-history of the world, in which Michelangelo fakes a masterpiece; Arctic explorers seek an entrance into a hollow Earth; a Shakespeare tragedy is "rediscovered"; a financial scheme inspires Charles Ponzi; a spirit photographer snaps Abraham Lincoln's ghost; people can survive ingesting only air and sunshine; Edgar Allen Poe is the forefather of fake news; and the first human was not only British but played cricket. Told chronologically, HOAX begins with the first documented announcement of the end of the world in 2800 BC and winds its way through controversial tales such as the Loch Ness Monster and the Shroud of Turin, past proven fakes such as the Thomas Jefferson's ancient wine and the Davenport Tablets built by a lost race, and explores bald-faced lies in the worlds of art, science, literature, journalism, and finance.

The Bloody Hoax

The Bloody Hoax
Author: Sholem Aleichem,Szolem-Alejchem,Šolom-Alejchem
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 373
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780253304018
ISBN 13: 0253304016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Bloody Hoax Book Review:

Novel portraying Jewish life in a Russian city prior to WWI.

The Great Bird Flu Hoax

The Great Bird Flu Hoax
Author: Joseph Mercola
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-03-15
ISBN 10: 1418534900
ISBN 13: 9781418534905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Great Bird Flu Hoax Book Review:

The U.S. government is now practically screaming that a new avian super-flu will likely kill millions of Americans. The mainstream media is entirely onboard, as are drug companies and other corporations poised to benefit immensely off the paranoia. But there is NO coming bird flu pandemic. It's an elaborate scheme contrived by the government and big business for reasons that boil down to power and money. Presenting eye-opening evidence that casts serious doubt on the truthfulness of reports about the virus's ability to transmit, and its mortality rates around the world, renowned physician Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals the secrets about the great bird flu hoax. In compelling fashion he provides you the real facts you need to know to protect you from a far greater ill - corporate and governmental greed.

The Sokal Hoax

The Sokal Hoax
Author: Alan D. Sokal
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780803219243
ISBN 13: 0803219245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Sokal Hoax Book Review:

Med udgangspunkt i fysikeren Alan D. Sokals videnskabelige nonsens-artikel i det amerikanske tidsskrift Social text (Spring/Summer 1996) er her samlet et udvalg af artikler fra aviser og tidsskrifter.

The Hysterectomy Hoax

The Hysterectomy Hoax
Author: Stanley West,Paula Dranov
Publsiher: Next Decade, Inc.
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780970090812
ISBN 13: 0970090811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Hysterectomy Hoax Book Review:

Dr. West takes a firm stand against the surgery except in cases where a woman has cancer. He argues that the surgery can do more harm than good and presents unnecessary risks, except in those situatiions involving a life-threatening illness.

Hoax

Hoax
Author: Dumisani Bapela
Publsiher: Dumisani Bapela
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 1645164691
ISBN 13: 9781645164692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hoax Book Review:

A man embarks on vacation to Vienna, Austria. At night he sees a group of people performing a ritual on an living human being, and develops nightmares as a result. One day, while in the bathroom, he sees evil in the mirror which follows throughout his entire life. At the end, when things unfold, several hoaxes are revealed.

The Moon Hoax; Or, A Discovery that the Moon Has a Vast Population of Human Beings

The Moon Hoax; Or, A Discovery that the Moon Has a Vast Population of Human Beings
Author: Richard Adams Locke
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 63
Release: 1859
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3579219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Moon Hoax; Or, A Discovery that the Moon Has a Vast Population of Human Beings Book Review:

This Is Not a Hoax

This Is Not a Hoax
Author: Heather Jessup
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-11-06
ISBN 10: 1771123656
ISBN 13: 9781771123655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


This Is Not a Hoax Book Review:

This Is Not a Hoax shows how the work of some contemporary artists and writers intentionally disrupts the curatorial and authorial practices of the country’s most respected cultural institutions: art galleries, museums, and book publishers. This first-ever study of contemporary Canadian hoaxes in visual art and literature asks why we trust authority in artistic works and how that trust is manifest. This book claims that hoaxes, far from being merely lies meant to deceive or wound, may exert a positive influence. Through their insistent disobedience, they assist viewers and readers in re-examining unquestioned institutional trust, habituated cultural hierarchies, and the deeply inscribed racism and sexism of Canada’s settler-colonial history. Through its attentive look at hoaxical works by Canadian artists Iris Häussler, Brian Jungen, and Rebecca Belmore, photographer Jeff Wall, and writers and translators David Solway and Erin Mouré, this book celebrates the surprising ways hoaxes call attention to human capacities for flexibility, adaptation, and resilience in a cultural moment when radical empathy and imagination is critically needed.

Hoax

Hoax
Author: Danbo Collins
Publsiher: Arena books
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2012-09-10
ISBN 10: 190679197X
ISBN 13: 9781906791971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hoax Book Review:

Graham and Julia are a seemingly normal middle class couple living a comfortable life in the Herefordshire countryside. They embark upon an elaborate scheme to create publicity for Graham's failing career, but very soon their plans turn sour. Unknown to her husband, Julia has another dark agenda that reveals itself when Graham finds himself framed for murder.Things become increasingly confused and desperate as Graham realises that his wife has abandoned him to his fate. Even his trusted friend, Ed, appears to have betrayed him in the worst possible way. There is some manic driving through the Welsh countryside, an irate ambitious police inspector in pursuit, and finally a fearful boat chase across a stormy English Channel.As the story reaches its conclusion we are shown that nothing was ever out of Julia's control. Death and mayhem had always been part of her plan. This was not the first time there had been blood on her hands and possibly not the last. This is a thriller by a young new author which maintains its excitement from the first page to the last, culminating in a dnouement which could never have been anticipated.

Hoax!

Hoax!
Author: Arthur Wright
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN 10: 1848761651
ISBN 13: 9781848761650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hoax! Book Review:

This book exposes the biggest hoax in English history, maybe in historiography, one on which significant parts of 20th century knowledge have been built. First of all it demonstrates that anyone can do what the leading authorities on Domesday Book deem impossible, simply by replacing their indemonstrable hypothesis with one that is arithmetically demonstrable.

Hoax

Hoax
Author: Robert K. Tanenbaum
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-01-19
ISBN 10: 0743494040
ISBN 13: 9780743494045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hoax Book Review:

The shooting death of a rap mogul is the first link in a sinister chain ensnaring New York District Attorney Butch Karp. With his wife and daughter on a New Mexico retreat, Karp is left to fend for his teenaged sons and himself. Descending into the hip-hop underworld to prosecute a killer, Karp comes head-to-head wih Andrew Kane, a powerful would-be mayor whose corrupt web of influence leads Karp to unveil a shocking church sex-abuse scandal. In a world where secrets can be buried for an often-deadly price, Karp discovers there is no safe haven.

Hoax

Hoax
Author: Donna Calhoun
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2009-07
ISBN 10: 1440155720
ISBN 13: 9781440155727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hoax Book Review:

Keith Colvin was a successful, middle-aged business man who seemed to have everything in the world the way he wanted it. He loved his kayaking adventures in Colorado, skiing in New England, and piloting his own plane wherever he wanted to go. He was an ex-navy S.E.A.L who loved to dive all over the world and supported his favorite charitable cause Doctors without Borders. The man seemed to have it all until he disappeared one Sunday afternoon off Mount Washington, leaving a suicide note saying that he had gone in search of his "Final Resting Place." When it is discovered that Mr. Colvin left behind a string of indictments for embezzlement; the U.S. Marshal Service gives the case to one of their finest agents, Michael Rodela. It is no longer a matter of guilt or innocence. It is a matter of life and death. Keith Colvin was the man who had everything to live for but gave it all up in an instant. Or did he?

Hoax Springs Eternal

Hoax Springs Eternal
Author: Peter A. Hancock,Peter Hancock
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2015-01-22
ISBN 10: 1107071682
ISBN 13: 9781107071681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hoax Springs Eternal Book Review:

This book examines and extrapolates from famous historical case studies to illustrate principles of cognitive deception and how to avoid being deceived.

The Hoax

The Hoax
Author: Clifford Irving
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 149761998X
ISBN 13: 9781497619982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Hoax Book Review:

A “fascinating” memoir—and the inspiration for the movie starring Richard Gere—from the man behind the forged autobiography of Howard Hughes (Time). Novelist Clifford Irving’s no-holds-barred account of his faked autobiography of Howard Hughes—one of the greatest literary hoaxes of the twentieth century—is the ultimate caper story. The plan was concocted in the early 1970s, when eccentric billionaire Hughes was already living as a recluse in the Bahamas. An American author, Irving pitched the scheme to his friend, fellow writer Richard Suskind: Through forged letters and fake interviews, they would recount Hughes’s life “in his own words.” Meanwhile, Irving’s wife would open a Swiss bank account in the name of “Helga R. Hughes” using a fake passport. Their success hinged on the assumption that Hughes would never resurface to challenge the book, as he had not spoken to the press in over ten years. Conning Irving’s own publisher of nearly a decade out of a six-figure advance, the three conspirators embarked on a hoax that would fool journalists, handwriting experts, and even a lie-detector test. It was not until Hughes himself emerged from seclusion to denounce Irving that the book was exposed as fraud. This madcap, bestselling memoir “is a story which reads like the best thriller fiction and which contains the seeds of a dozen movie scripts. Mysterious meetings, false passports, a beautiful Danish baroness, Swiss bank accounts . . .” The Hoax is a masterpiece of international intrigue and startling revelations (The Tatler, England). “Brilliant!” —Newsday “A masterpiece!” —CBS Radio "Spellbinding!” —Publishers Weekly “Sensational!” —New York Daily New

The Hoax

The Hoax
Author: Mitzi Bridges
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2000-06-01
ISBN 10: 0595129145
ISBN 13: 9780595129140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Hoax Book Review:

The Delaney children, twelve year old twins Dillon and David, ten year old Danny and eight year old Dee, with their friend Otis, stumble upon a weird mystery. When the plantation near their home that has been abandoned for years suddenly comes to life, their curiosity leads them to investigate. The son and daughter of the original owners show up and claim to have found a priceless necklace lost for almost a hundred years. Dee, wit access to a diary from that era, discovers that the necklace is phony. Proving it turns exciting as the children and Otis creep around mausoleums and challenge the would-be thieves. Excitement reaches a peak when Otis is arrested for the theft of the necklace. Now they must prove him innocent and the only way to do that is find the real necklace. But the story goes that the necklace was buried with its owner and since the coffin has disappeared, where will they find it? The children’s ingenuity will keep you turning pages as they finally find the hiding place of the coffin, uncover a skeleton and find the real necklace. You will love these ordinary children as they prove their resilience and ingenuity over and over. The Hoax is the second book in the Delaney Family Mystery Series. Children will read them over and over.

The Language Hoax

The Language Hoax
Author: John H. McWhorter
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 0199361606
ISBN 13: 9780199361601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Language Hoax Book Review:

Japanese has a term that covers both green and blue. Russian has separate terms for dark and light blue. Does this mean that Russians perceive these colors differently from Japanese people? Does language control and limit the way we think? This short, opinionated book addresses the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which argues that the language we speak shapes the way we perceive the world. Linguist John McWhorter argues that while this idea is mesmerizing, it is plainly wrong. It is language that reflects culture and worldview, not the other way around. The fact that a language has only one word for eat, drink, and smoke doesn't mean its speakers don't process the difference between food and beverage, and those who use the same word for blue and green perceive those two colors just as vividly as others do. McWhorter shows not only how the idea of language as a lens fails but also why we want so badly to believe it: we're eager to celebrate diversity by acknowledging the intelligence of peoples who may not think like we do. Though well-intentioned, our belief in this idea poses an obstacle to a better understanding of human nature and even trivializes the people we seek to celebrate. The reality -- that all humans think alike -- provides another, better way for us to acknowledge the intelligence of all peoples.

A Colossal Hoax

A Colossal Hoax
Author: Scott Tribble
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2008-12-16
ISBN 10: 074256472X
ISBN 13: 9780742564725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Colossal Hoax Book Review:

In October 1869, workers unearthed what appeared to be a petrified ten-foot giant on a remote farm in upstate New York. The discovery caused a sensation, and over the next several months, newspapers devoted daily headlines to the story and tens of thousands of Americans flocked to see the giant on exhibition. Ultimately, the discovery proved to be an elaborate hoax. Still, the story of the Cardiff Giant reveals many things about America in the post-Civil War years. The story of the Cardiff Giant sheds light on a complicated, mysterious past.