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Media Hell is a web community project to identify
common media fallacies, and to investigate their causes and
effects. We have numerous contributors, including freelance
writers, researchers, journalists, artists and media activists.
Media Hell's founder/webmaster is Brian Dean (see
bio below). To contact Media Hell, please use one
of our email addresses (see above).
Main sections of Media Hell
falsehoods and flawed logic in news reporting. This is the
core section of the site. (Our media fallacies database is
an ongoing project). More...
real-life examples of unintentional media fallacies.
Includes responses to our claims by people inside and outside
of the media. More...
Toxic Slime: intentional
fallacies, ie propaganda, PR and the "darker" side
of the mainstream reporting. Updated regularly with TV/press
See our site map for a full contents
1. To make media criticism pleasurable, and to encourage
people to actively question/challenge the media eg
by complaints procedures or by creating counter-media, etc.
2. To build an ever-growing structured database containing
a wealth of examples of media fallacies hyperlinked
to material in our other sections demonstrating how these
fallacies reinforce each other to create distorted worldviews.
3. To create a community of creative media sceptics. This
is where our Media Hell Community
section comes in.
Brian has written regular columns
for the Guardian newspaper, The Idler and Sleaze
magazine. He's also been published in the Independent
newspaper, The Irish Independent, The Big Issue, Alternative
Press Review, In Business and others. He isn't
a journalist he trained as an architect at Bristol
University, then worked as an IT systems developer and business
analyst in several large companies. More recently he's worked
as an independent writer, magazine editor and website developer.
In addition to Media Hell, he runs the Media Sceptic
Group and the satirical website,