• Suppression, Deception, Snobbery, and Bias

  • Why the Press Gets So Much Wrong—And Just Doesn’t Care
  • By: Ari Fleischer
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (95 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Media consultant and former Bush Administration Press Secretary Ari Fleischer accuses American journalism of becoming the domain of the woke young urban elite—a class which has no respect or tolerance for dissenting views.

According to Ari Fleischer, there is a new elite in America—the Journalist Class. Today’s mainstream media is dominated by younger, urban college grads who write stories for younger, urban college grads. These journalists haven’t just slanted the media. They’ve pulled the whole Democrat party over to their own worldview, he contends.

This is the true source of anger in the country and the growing sense that media elites look down on everyone else. Because they do. If you’re older or not urban or not a college grad, the Journalist Class doesn’t think you’re worth impressing. But there’s a problem for progressives—the Journalist Class’s point of view does not persuade enough people to win elections. Before 2016, they tried to appeal to those citizens living in what they call “flyover country,” but after 2016 they began writing only for each other.

The way this narrow worldview has constricted news and cultural language is intellectually impoverishing for a country as diverse and varied as the United States. In Suppression, Deception, Snobbery, and Bias Fleischer argues that the new media elite is shutting down the very conversations which we must have to bring the country back together.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2022 Ari Fleischer (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Strong Agreements to Support the Premise

I appreciated how Ari supported his ideas. Great job keeping this subject interesting with compelling stories.

I was excited to read the accompanying PDF that he referred to through out. The PDF was supposed to be in my library once I purchased the book. This was also written in the description on Audible. Please fix this error. I really want to read the PDF!

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Important book

As a former House press Secretary colleague of Ari’s I know he could pen a detailed and thought book about the media’s turn away from its moorings. But he exceeded my expectations. As a former state Capitol news correspondent and daily newspaper editor, I found myself nodding violently over Ari’s well-documented yet respectful admonishments. This is an important book.

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Great book

The source of this country’s ills can be traced to the left-wing, liberal, and biased media.

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well written

great listen. I enjoyed the plethora of relevant examples that prove his points. wish I had revived the bonus material he regularly referenced.

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Interesting Facts

The book contains interesting facts, but I feel like after the 1st few chapters, we all get why and how the media is so biased. I wish more ideas or solutions about how we can fight the bias would have been offered.

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Well done, very informative listening.

Coming from just reading a Reading a Ron Chernow book this book I took in sessions for listening.
Many great statements made truthfully which deserve thinking about.
Not a waste of time or money.
Makes me want hear Authors other books.

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  • 09-02-22

Interesting.

Very well researched. A stunning portrayal of American journalism and the loss of the "fourth estate". Factually based, not gossipy. A bit dry for audio...the written book might have been a better choice.

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  • 08-28-22

Factual assessment of media bias

Ari Fleischer did an excellent job of explaining how the media has gone from an unbiased presentation of facts to a very biased agenda, usually in support of the Democrat party. He gives countless examples and tells both sides of the story, which is not something the mainstream media is currently known for. Liberals will probably not want to listen to this book because it will cause them much cognitive dissonance. But they could learn a lot by doing so. I spent a full credit on this book and it was well worth it.

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Frightening

A well written, informative disclosure of bias, deceit and dishonesty. Worth the listen/read. Highly recommend Ari’s book.

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YIKES

Open your mind. Open your eyes. Think for yourself! Great specific information about how corrupt our media is. Wake the heck up America!

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