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In an era of blatant disregard for journalistic objectivity alleged vast right-wing conspiracies and the myriad books that attempt to enlighten the average citizen of the evils of corporate America advertising media bias and any form of sensible government we have yet another boogey-man expos by the editors of PR Watch Trust Us Were Experts by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber In the true spirit of The X Files and yellow journalism Rampton and Stauber aka Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully set out to prove that behind every successful corporation in the United States is an infinite network of diabolical wizardry attempting to pull one over on the innocently misinformed American public In fact by their account there is a conspiracy of public relations firms billionaire sugar daddies and scientists for hire all with one thing in common their insatiable greed and disregard for the American publics best interest This idea of conspiracy is not new of course the DNC and Clinton administration have been crying wolf since the Lewinsky scandal of 1998 This notion of conspiracy theory is basically an agreement to perform together an illegal wrongful or subversive act An act of conspiracy is exactly the way to describe American Communists and their fellow travelers who did everything from infiltrating government to stealing the secrets of the atom bomb Every now and again we hear about people who reveal insightful conspiracy theories that Wall Street is planning another depression or that AIDS was an invention of the CIA to arrest the growth of the African American population Trust Us offers examples ad nauseam of these sorts of conspiracy shenanigans but essentially becomes a repetitive list of treacherous acts performed by some members of the PR industry In short the book is completely anti-corporate and almost entirely left leaning in its assertions For example whenever the authors include a quote by the bad guys it is generally followed by negative connotations such
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