Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media [NOOK Book]

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An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news.


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An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news.

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Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

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Overview

An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Herman of Wharton and Chomsky of MIT lucidly document their argument that America's government and its corporate giants exercise control over what we read, see and hear. The authors identify the forces that they contend make the national media propagandisticthe major three being the motivation for profit through ad revenue, the media's close links to and often ownership by corporations, and their acceptance of information from biased sources. In five case studies, the writers show how TV, newspapers and radio distort world events. For example, the authors maintain that ``it would have been very difficult for the Guatemalan government to murder tens of thousands over the past decade if the U.S. press had provided the kind of coverage they gave to the difficulties of Andrei Sakharov or the murder of Jerzy Popieluszko in Poland.'' Such allegations would be routine were it not for the excellent research behind this book's controversial charges. Extensive evidence is calmly presented, and in the end an indictment against the guardians of our freedoms is substantiated. A disturbing picture emerges of a news system that panders to the interests of America's privileged and neglects its duties when the concerns of minority groups and the underclass are at stake. First serial to the Progressive. Oct.
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"[A] compelling indictment of the news media's role in covering up errors and deceptions in American foreign policy of the past quarter century."--Walter LaFeber, The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307801623
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/6/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 208,311
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Edward S. Herman is Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Noam Chomsky is Professor, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Preface lix
1 A Propaganda Model 1
2 Worthy and Unworthy Victims 37
3 Legitimizing versus Meaningless Third World Elections: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua 87
4 The KGB--Bulgarian Plot to Kill the Pope: Free-Market Disinformation as "News" 143
5 The Indochina Wars (I): Vietnam 169
6 The Indochina Wars (II): Laos and Cambodia 253
7 Conclusions 297
Appendix 1 The U.S. Official Observers in Guatemala, July 1-2, 1984 309
Appendix 2 Tagliabue's Finale on the Bulgarian Connection: A Case Study in Bias 313
Appendix 3 Braestrup's Big Story: Some "Freedom House Exclusives" 321
Notes 331
Index 395
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2003

    New york Times, Time, NBC all propaganda $machine$

    Well it is no news that mass media of USA have always been a propaganda machine in hands of big cooperations and pentagon. But examples in this book really can change the mind of those that disagree. Great book for those wanting to know that TRUE.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2007

    Love it and absolutely believe it

    the book was recommended to me by a history teacher and i have been reading and skimming through it. the book is about the filters information has to go through before it becomes the final product you see,hear, read in the media. its what you get when you rely on the government usually nothing but nothing. Can't wait to crack on NPR, Fox News Network, and CNN

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 23, 2013

    Not at that price

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  • Posted December 29, 2012

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