Manufacturing Consent (Compact Disc)

The Political Economy of the Mass Media

By Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky, John Pruden (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781541401877

Publication Date: April 18, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/15/2002)
MP3 CD (4/18/2017)
Paperback (9/1/1988)
Paperback (1/1/1998)

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In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order. Based on a series of case studies-including the media's dichotomous treatment of "worthy" versus "unworthy" victims, "legitimizing" and "meaningless" Third World elections, and devastating critiques of media coverage of the U.S. wars against Indochina-Herman and Chomsky draw on decades of criticism and research to propose a Propaganda Model to explain the media's behavior and performance. Their new introduction updates the Propaganda Model and the earlier case studies, and it discusses several other applications.