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How do savvy street-wise people tell fake news from what's authentic? This book, Credible?, asserts that anyone can tell what's authentic simply by close inspection of the content and knowing the source. These pages are chock full of practical insights and tools to sharpen your ability to sniff out media that distorts reality. These ideas are neither obscure or difficult t ...more
Paperback, First, 252 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by Richmond Shreve
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David W
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review notes/Thoughts Regarding CREDIBLE?, authors: Richmond Shreve and Susan Mehrtens, Ph.D 12-02-19

Why would the average person find this book interesting, surprising, informative or useful?

The average person is probably “news-drenched” these days. If a reader is looking for a different way to process what all this means … or, more importantly, what it means to themselves ... this is a valuable resource. It is not about the clash of viewpoints and battle cries today – it is about resources fo
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Henry Arnold
Nov 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Reading this highly informative book impressed the reviewer with its scope and depth in dealing with the labyrinthian contemporary problem deciding what is authentic in public media. It broadened my understanding of the need for critical thinking in confronting the news media as it has been transformed today. In the interest of full disclosure, as a child of the Great Depression, I have never learned to comfortably deal with news media that is not vetted for accuracy and objective reporting or h ...more
Anne Baber
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Credible? Recognize the authentic in 21st century media
By Richmond Shreve and Susan Mehrtens, Ph. D.
By Anne Baber
Here’s a book for today as people grapple with fake news and ads generated by foreign intelligence services all circulating in a miasma of media.
It’s not an easy read. Going beyond the well-worn ideas about propaganda, the book encourages the reader to go below the surface and examine his beliefs, attitudes, values, and self-awareness. Dr. Mehrtens’ background in Jung brings new ide
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Barry Coppock
Credible/Richmond Scheve

The book is useful and informative, skillfully written and easily read. Critical thinking is always needed and particularly relevant in the current political differences. Identifying balanced news sources is especially important in our fragile democracy. Students, adults, professional writers, other writers, and politicians need to employ critical thinking.
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