Michael G. Merhige Highlights Concerns of a Monopolistic Media in Political Philosophy Thoughtful Pauses

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  • (1888PressRelease) April 10, 2019 - MIAMI – Author and former CIA officer Michael G. Merhige is no stranger to investigating dictatorships. And in his new book, Thoughtful Pauses, he concludes that contemporary media is every bit a dictatorship, controlling the misinformation given and information not given to the public. “The dictator’s grasp over those he rules is easy to see,” says Merhige. “Creating chaos is the illegitimate maneuver for gaining underserved power.”

    Merhige equates today’s current media climate to the setting in the book 1984. He shares how truth, despite being most vital, is unpopular, yet encourages readers to defend that which is just even when unpopular and to challenge injustice no matter how well accepted.

    “The elite media’s principal endeavor is to sell their manipulative agenda,” explains Merhige. “Those who persist to look with their ears are destined to see only what they hear. But we must remember that wherever political correctness is allowed to thrive, free speech and democracy will then struggle to breathe.”

    The media is just one of Merhige’s targets: he also shares his convictions about politicians, government systems, the law, technology, society and culture and more in the hopes of incentivizing readers to reflect on where were are today and how we can adjust the course of the future.

    Thoughtful Pauses can be purchased online through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other retailers. For more information about the book, visit

    About the Author
    Michael G. Merhige played semi-pro high school baseball in the Ban Johnson League for two summers in Kansas. He received a scholarship to the University of Alabama as a baseball letterman. He served in the US Army as an officer attached to the Navy and Marine Corps during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the Caribbean. He was also a CIA officer in the Far East (official cover) and in South America (non-official cover). He retired as a Corporate Development Executive in private industry. He now resides in Miami, Florida.

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