By Robert E. Bartholomew, Benjamin Radford
Background is replete with examples of media-created scares and panics. This publication provides greater than 3 dozen reports of media scares from the seventeenth century to the twenty first century, together with hoaxes perpetrated through newspapers, radio, tv and our on-line world. From the 1835 batmen at the Moon hoax to newer chook flu scares and typhoon Katrina myths, this publication explores hoaxes that spotlight the impression of the media on our lives and its tendency to sensationalize. many of the hoaxes lined happened within the usa, notwithstanding incidents from Europe, Asia, Africa, South the United States and Australia are featured besides. numerous are worldwide in scope, revealing the ability international media wields.