Old-school book reviewer Kirkus has published a review of Red White & Blind. Over the years, this venerable publication has grown famous for savaging otherwise well-received books, so it was with some trepidation that I opened my browser to read its review. I was anxious moreover because RW&B is an independent critique of the mainstream media establishment.
To my pleasant surprise, the review begins with an accurate account of my path to writing the book. From there, the reviewer quite fairly describes the book’s thrust and thesis. The Kirkus appraiser even highlights the book’s political and thematic balance as well as the depth of the research it presents.
The reviewer describes the book positively as
a detailed history of media manipulation throughout US history, from World War I propaganda to deliberate CIA misinformation campaigns.
The review goes on to praise the book as “convincing” and “impressive.” In particularly, the reviewer highlights its balance:(more…)