144. How To See Through The Media’s Lies

We recently looked at how much faster lies spread than the truth. But, I want to dive deeper to see how we’re being lied to and help you identify lies in headlines, articles, and assertions being put forward regularly.

I think all of these little lies add up and make it difficult to trust any authority. But, if we sharpen our minds and are aware of the deception being presented, we can see the lies. This tangled web is artfully articulated in Empire of Lies, which I reviewed last episode.

“There are lies, damned lies and statistics.”

Mark Twain

Here are some of the ways we’re lied to by the media consistently:

  • Outright Lies – This what you need to know section doesn’t answer the question being posed by those who question her legitimacy
  • Lies of omission – This story is omitted, despite it’s far more heinous nature than that of Michael Brown, George Floyd, or Trayvon Martin.
  • Lying through emphasis – They emphasize the Proud Boys’ background while saying the “Anti-fascists” are counter protesters. The so-called counter-protesters are the ones running into the video to start a fight.
  • The lie of “changing their mind” – 6 years ago, Jake Tapper criticized the USPS for its inefficiency and inability to serve him. Will he change like the media did on war in the Middle East or “caging children” depending on who’s in power?
  • Expert assurances – “Experts say” is a common phrase. But who are these experts? All too often they’re not experts in the field or are simply Left-leaning PhD holders.

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155. Book Review | How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Conversation of Our Generation

About the author, Dale Carnegie Dale Carnegie’s life is a story of success – a true rags to riches tale. Though he shares the last name of the steel titan, Andrew Carnegie, they aren’t related. Dale Carnegie actually changed the spelling of his last name to match the industrialist’s spelling to gain clout. But, this book review is not about that. It’s a look at How to Win Friends & Influence People, a fantastic guide to dealing with people. Why I chose to review this book: I found this book tremendously helpful as I left college and entered the business world. It was difficult to talk to experienced professionals, and I needed a confidence boost. Before graduating college, I worked in retail and had no problem talking to customers. But, being thrust into a new world, I was out of my element and needed help. If you ask me, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to lead a successful life. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” -Dale Carnegie Readability of the book: I find it easily readable. Written in a conversational tone, it’s like he’s transcribing some advice he gave a friend. The stories are intriguing, although sometimes a bit outlandish. That said, the lessons you draw from them make it feel more like a parable than a lie or hyperbole. Grab your copy of How to Win Friends & Influence People here. Sections of the book: Twelve Things This Book Will Do For You Fundamental Techniques in Handling People Six Ways to Make People Like You Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment — This episode is sponsored by ยท Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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