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Summary

BBC: Brainwashing Britain? is a shocking expose of mass propaganda, its components, and aims. You may never look at Auntie in the same way ever again.  

The people of Britain are under attack. We are being brainwashed. We are being brainwashed completely, ceaselessly and cynically....

So just who is doing the brainwashing? How are they doing it and for what purposes?

David Sedgwick’s latest book takes the listener on a disturbing journey deep into the realms of mistruth and deception to reveal, for the very first time, the many tricks and subterfuges used by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Every time we engage with BBC content, the author argues, we are exposing ourselves to a very dark art: the art of brainwashing. 

Wilful, deceitful and incessant, Orwellian parallels define the modern corporation and should chill the soul of all who cherish freedom and liberty. Mind control is here. This is not fiction.

©2019 David Sedgwick (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Absolutely awful book and wastage of time.

Full of conspiracy theories against communism and socialist. Full of hatred for minorities. Backed up by Capitalist mentality and a failed attempt to convince people to support privatization.

Ironically a book supporting American leaders who are behind all wars in this world. I suggest the author to read some authentic books on US Foreign Policy.

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Unfortunately BBC aren’t alone but we pay £5bn pa for the privilege!

Brilliantly put together and we need more challenges to the narrative we’re force fed. I now watch BBC News and Newsnight etc to spot and count the manipulative phrasing and directional steering. Regardless of whether you are left or right, neutrality of the state funded media network is critically important. The incredibly dangerous level of ‘misrepresentation and shockingly outrageous deliberate lies’ steered by the BBC along with the absolute ARROGANCE of IGNORING any alternative that oppose their narrative, generating panick, fear, division, anti conservative/republican (calling them ‘far-right’) blaming everything on brexit and pushing ‘minority viewpoint and extremism as if it’s newsworthy! £5bn a year from taxpayers. £1bn on salaries! It should be shut down. It’s too big. It’s self regulated and its been irrelevant for the last 10 years.

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Populist, under-researched & poorly narrated

I got this in a hurry, assuming it might be a balanced look at the declining standards of journalism at the BBC. It is instead a populist, pro Trump, right wing rant which takes huge amounts of material from random twitter users who are quoted at length as 'evidence'. There's a need for a clear-minded analysis of what's going on at the BBC, but this isn't it. The only time I've felt I've completely wasted a credit.

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A real eye opener

Fact that show the deplorable nature of the BBC. Bring on the de criminalisation of non licence payment and put an end to this serious threat to our culture and freedom

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eye opening

makes you think about what we British people are subjected to through our media.

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illuminating

after listening to this booking this book I couldn't cancel my t.v licence quick enough

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Reach for your tin foil hats!

Words cannot describe just how toxic this book is. The author presents twitter comments as some awesome form of evidence and analysis, whereas actual experts' testimony is simply cast aside. It seems to think that there is a communist conspiracy running through the whole of media and the education system. If the BBC is so marxist, how come they were so anti-Corbyn? It states that the BBC does not represent the values of the population in that it follows a Guardian agenda, whereas more people read the Daily Mail - ignoring the journalistic merits of both papers, if we are focusing on just readership itself, the book admits itself that the numbers who choose to read/watch the BBC news dwarfs that of any newspaper, so surely that should be evidence that the general population likes the BBC coverage - this point (along with a multitude of others) is just ignored.

This book is poorly researched and presents some scary opinions - such as the BBC should not be critical of Trump because he is a democratically elected president; the Leave campaign should not be criticised in any way because they won the referendum; it even seems to present the McCarthy era as some kind of great achievement.

A very negative book appealing to people's anger and not their reason.

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Really dull with not much substance

Yawn yawn yawn yawn yaw yawn. Yawn yawn yawn yawn yawn yawn yawn yawn yawn. Boring boring. Dull

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Right wing propaganda, plain and simple

What a load of nonsense, claiming that the BBC a left wing organisation. You only need to look at who is in charge of it, they are mainly ex Tory ministers or people have worked for the right wing rags like the Sun and the Mail etc., there's no way it's remotely left leaning. I wish there was some way of removing this book from my library

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This book should be treated with care

I found that on reading this narrative that it was doing a "hatchet job" on the BBC. We are taken on a journey against licence fee payments and this becomes an obsession with the author. Take the Proms tirade. These programs are live, so any speech given by the conductor is almost impossible to edit, bar cutting the broadcast short. This would irate free speech advocaters.

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