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Manufacturing consent : the political economy of the mass media.

Herman, Edward S. (Author). Chomsky, Noam. (Added Author). Read by John Pruden. (Cast).
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  • ISBN: 9781541421875 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1541421876 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 26 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States]: Tantor Audio , 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by John Pruden.
Summary, etc.:
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.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Mass media > Political influence.
Mass media > Political aspects.
Mass media > Representation of conflict.
Mass media > United States.
Mass media > Ownership.
Mass media and propaganda.

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