Contrary to the usual image of the press as cantankerous, obstinate, and
ubiquitous in its search for truth, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky
depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets
of the news. They skilfully dissect the way in which the marketplace and
the economics of publishing significantly shape the news. They reveal
how issues are framed and topics chosen, and contrast the double
standards underlying accounts of free elections, a free press, and
governmental repression between Nicaragua and El Salvador; between the
Russian invasion of Afghanistan and the American invasion of Vietnam;
between the genocide in Cambodia under a pro-American government and
genocide under Pol Pot.
What emerges from this groundbreaking work is an account of just how propagandistic our mass media are, and how we can learn to read them and see their function in a radically new way.
Manufacturing Consent : The Political Economy of the Mass Media - Noam Chomsky & Edward S. Herman
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