Manufacturing Consent

Author : Edward S. Herman
ISBN : 9780307801623
Genre : Social Science
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An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

Necessary Illusions

Author : Noam Chomsky
ISBN : 0745303803
Genre : Brainwashing
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'A towering intellect ... powerful, always provocative.' Guardian'A superb polemicist who combines fluency of language with a formidable intellect.' Observer'Must be read by everyone concerned with public affairs.' Edward SaidNecessary Illusions explodes the myth of an independent media, intent on uncovering the truth at any cost. Noam Chomsky demonstrates that, in practice, the media in the developed world serve the interests of state and corporate power - despite protestations to the contrary. While individual journalists strive to abide by high standards of professionalism and integrity in their work, their paymasters - the media corporations - ultimately decide what we view, hear and read.Rigorously documented, Necessary Illusions continues Chomsky's celebrated tradition of profoundly insightful indictments of US foreign and domestic institutions and tears away the veneer of propaganda that portrays the media as the servant of free speech and democracy.
Category: Brainwashing

Manufacturing Consent The Political Economy Of The Mass Media

Author : Frederic P. Miller
ISBN : 613165963X
Genre : Political Science
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, is an analysis of the news media as business. The title derives from the phrase the manufacture of consent that essayisteditor Walter Lippmann 18891974 employed in the book Public Opinion 1922. Using the propaganda model, Manufacturing Consent posits that corporate-owned news mass communication media print, radio, television are businesses subject to commercial competition for advertising revenue and profit. As such, their distortion (editorial bias) of news reportage what types of news, which items, and how they are reported is consequence of the profit motive that requires establishing a stable, profitable business; therefore, news businesses favoring profit over the public interest succeed, while those favoring reportorial accuracy over profits fail, and are relegated to the margins of their markets (low sales and ratings).
Category: Political Science

Media Control

Author : Noam Chomsky
ISBN : 9781609800154
Genre : Social Science
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Noam Chomsky’s backpocket classic on wartime propaganda and opinion control begins by asserting two models of democracy—one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky, "propaganda is to democracy as the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state," and the mass media is the primary vehicle for delivering propaganda in the United States. From an examination of how Woodrow Wilson’s Creel Commission "succeeded, within six months, in turning a pacifist population into a hysterical, war-mongering population," to Bush Sr.'s war on Iraq, Chomsky examines how the mass media and public relations industries have been used as propaganda to generate public support for going to war. Chomsky further touches on how the modern public relations industry has been influenced by Walter Lippmann’s theory of "spectator democracy," in which the public is seen as a "bewildered herd" that needs to be directed, not empowered; and how the public relations industry in the United States focuses on "controlling the public mind," and not on informing it. Media Control is an invaluable primer on the secret workings of disinformation in democratic societies. From the Audiobook Download edition.
Category: Social Science

Triumph Of The Market

Author : Edward Herman
ISBN : 1551640635
Genre : Business & Economics
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**** The third edition (1990) is cited in Brandon-Hill. A text that focuses on the decision-making process which precedes and governs the selection of treatment of various pediatric orthopedic conditions. Each author provides the basic science that relates to the condition under discussion and the scientific basis for treatment decisions. This revised and updated edition is also completely reorganized, adding a second editor and 16 new authors. New chapters deal with orthopedic genetics, history taking and examination of the pediatric patient, syndromes and localized disorders affecting bone, neuromuscular disorders, and fracture treatment, a major portion of pediatric orthopedic practice. Thoroughly illustrated in bandw. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Business & Economics

Public Opinion

Author : Walter Lippmann
ISBN : 9780486119908
Genre : Political Science
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A penetrative study of democratic theory and the role of citizens in a democracy, this classic by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner offers a prescient view of the media's function in shaping public perceptions.
Category: Political Science

The Washington Connection And Third World Fascism

Author : Noam Chomsky
ISBN : 0896080900
Genre : Political Science
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Analyzes the forces that shape U.S. policy in Latin America, Asia, and Africa, as well as the role of the media in misreporting these policies and their motives.
Category: Political Science

Mass Media Politics And Democracy

Author : John Street
ISBN : 9781137015556
Genre : Political Science
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This widely used and popular text provides a broad-ranging analysis of the relationship between the media and politics. Revised and updated throughout, this second edition includes coverage of the mediatization of politics; of E-politics and governance; of the impact of 'reality TV'; and of issues raised by the reporting of war in Iraq.
Category: Political Science

Understanding Power

Author : John Schoeffel
ISBN : 9781458788177
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In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during Vietnam to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration. And as he elucidates the connection between America's imperialistic foreign policy and the decline of domestic social services, Chomsky also discerns the necessary steps to take toward social change. With an eye to political activism and the media's role in popular struggle, as well as U.S. foreign and domestic policy, Understanding Power offers a sweeping critique of the world around us and is definitive Chomsky. Characterized by Chomsky's accessible and informative style, this is the ideal book for those new to his work as well as for those who have been listening for years.
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Deterring Democracy

Author : Noam Chomsky
ISBN : 9781446475690
Genre : Political Science
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From World War II until the 1980s, the United States reigned supreme as both the economic and the military leader of the world. The major shifts in global politics that came about with the dismantling of the Eastern Bloc have left the United States unchallenged as the pre-eminent military power, but American economic might has declined drastically in the face of competition, first from Germany and Japan and more recently from the newly prosperous countries elsewhere. In this book, Noam Chomsky points to the potentially catastrophic consequences of this imbalance. He reveals a world in which the United States exploits its advantage ruthlessly to enforce its national interests - and in the process destroys weaker nations. Deterring Democracy offers a devastating analysis of American Imperialism, drawing alarming connections between its repression of information inside the US and its aggressive empire-building abroad.
Category: Political Science