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Media~ The Mediocracy, The Lies, and The Maniacal Minds Behind it

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GUEST SPEAKER: CHARLES THOMSON~In a fair and honest world, this is how things should be done. 1.) “Journalists should be honest, fair and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.2.)Deliberate distortion is never permissible.3.)Avoid stereotyping by race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, geography, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance or social status. (From the article “Truth vs. Sensationalism/Valmai Owens) Sadly, we are... bombarded daily by deception from the media. Untruths that destroy lives. They are invented horror stories that can kill a persons life work....simply to sell a cheap newspaper. Our speaker, Charles Thompsom will discuss the matter of media lies. Charles Thomson is an Essex based freelance writer. A specialist in African American music, Charles has contributed to magazines including MOJO and Wax Poetics, as well as editing his own magazine, JIVE. An authority on soul and funk music, Charles appeared on the BBC's 'Electric Proms Round-Up' in 2006, where he was seen speaking to James Brown. Charles has since worked for The Sun as a Michael Jackson expert and was interviewed by Sky News, BBC News 24 and BBC World Service on the night of the star's death. Charles can be contacted via his website, www.charles-thomson.net

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