This section contains a variety of our articles on Media Hell themes. Several of these pieces have previously been printed in other publications (eg Guardian, Alternative Press Review, the Idler, etc).

• Media scaremongering – TV and newspaper reports present scaremongering government propaganda as reality.
• Controlled by words Certain words function as social control-mechanisms. You can easily identify them...
• Naivety TV – Has TV news disappeared up its own "sophisticated" backside? We pose some big, "naive", childlike questions.
• Media-free zones – Avoiding the media to keep your sanity. Plus "The Word as virus".
• How to stupidise people – and how to prevent yourself from being stupidised!
• Media fearmongering on food – The endless TV and newspaper scare stories about the dangers of various foods.
• The risk of things – Compares the likely risk of various threats/dangers. An antidote to some media myths.
• The cost of things – Compares big expenditures, and finds that (for example) welfare spending isn't the biggest drain on the economy (despite media claims).
• Coercion with a smile – Friendly "persuasion" or Orwellian doublespeak? – The coercive tricks of corporate/government PR.
• 6,000 years of antisocial behaviour – Puts the current media scare over "yobs" into perspective. Includes some great quotes from the distant past about moral decline.
• Semantic propaganda – How to defend yourself against the cognitive-semantic propaganda which masquerades as "news" and political "reporting".
• Tyranny of words – Chapter excerpted from Stuart Chase's 1938 book, The Tyranny of Words.
• Media as anxiety-inducer – Keeping the public in a state of perpetual anxiety serves powerful vested interests.
• The rat race – The media's respectable picture of the corporate workplace contains a dark flipside.
• Household debt & bank rip-offs – How banks profit from the poor, the low-paid and the financially desperate. The bits left out by the mainstream media.
• Work Hell – Exposes media fallacies about work. Useful facts & figures.
• Obsolete free-market metaphors – The "free" market seems like another media myth. Or an outdated metaphor.
• The end of work – 75% of work can be automated (which could be a good thing).
• Anti-perspectivism – How ruling authorities depend on "absolute truths" to control people. And how they misrepresent "relativism".
• Consumer-anxiety system – How our economy depends on consumer anxiety (which is fuelled by media scaremongering).
• Compulsory education? – TV/newspaper reporters rarely tackle the deeper questions about our education system.
• Alternative economics primer – The media assumes a capitalism/socialism dichotomy. We provide a bluffer's guide to alternatives.