Cindy L. Otis

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Cindy wanted to become a spy the first time she watched a James Bond film. Proving some dreams do come true, she worked at the CIA as an intelligence analyst and had a handful of other titles throughout her career.

But writing was her first love. She is thrilled that her debut book TRUE OR FALSE: A CIA ANALYST'S GUIDE TO SPOTTING FAKE NEWS comes out with Macmillan/Feiwel&Friends on July 28, 2020.

Cindy was born on the West Coast and raised on the East Coast, so she's happiest when near a large body of water. Her music library is almost exclusively Broadway and bands she's listened to since high school, while her movie library is an odd mix of war movies and classics. Oddly enough, she generally hates spy movies now that she's done the real th
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True or False by Cindy L. Otis
"Fake news is a major problem in our world today, with very real consequences. It's insidious. It's invasive. It's corrosive.

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“Jefferson, too, though a firm believer in the free press, did not always care for the consequences when they affected him personally. In 1807, he said, “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper” and that “the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them.”
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“Adams said Jefferson was an atheist and a coward. Newspapers run by Adams’s political party, the Federalists, claimed Jefferson was soft on crime. If he became president, they warned, “Murder, robbery, rape, adultery, and incest will be openly taught and practiced, the air will be rent with the cries of the distressed, the soil will be soaked with blood and the nation black with crimes.”
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