New video on Chomsky's theories of the media

Steve Guy (
Tue, 3 Nov 1998 12:55:35 -0800

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Edward Hermann and Noam Chomsky's book Manufacturing Consent presented a devastating critique of how the news gets produced and whose interest it serves. In this video, they are joined by Prof. Justin Lewis who explains in a highly accessible and engaging style "the propaganda model" of the media. Destroying the myth of a "liberal media," they show how corporate interests use a series of filters to insure that what they want to be the national agenda becomes the day's news. The Myth of the Liberal Media then demonstrates concretely how this works through case studies of the healthcare debate, the attack on social programs, coverage of labor disputes and market reform in Russia and the press' portrayal of Saddam Hussein in Iraq compared to Suharto in Indonesia.

Producer: Media Education Foundation
60 minutes, 1998
(Released through the courtesy of the Media Education Foundation)


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