Carrying on from yesterday’s post ‘The Truth About News: 2 Fair and Balanced News Programs To Watch’ detailing the mainstream media’s aims to manipulate and deceive the masses through propaganda, I now recommend you watch the classic Canadian documentary Manufacturing Consent based on the Noam Chomsky/Edward Herman book
by the same name. Explores the propaganda model of the media.
If you have no idea who Noam Chomsky is the following excerpt was written about him by the New York Times:
“Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive today.”
“This film showcases Noam Chomsky, one of America’s leading linguists and political dissidents. It also illustrates his message of how government and big media businesses cooperate to produce an effective propaganda machine in order to manipulate the opinions of the United States populous. The key example for this analysis is the simultaneous events of the massive coverage of the communist atrocities of Khmer Rouge regime of Cambodia and the suppression of news of the US supported Indonesian invasion and subjugation of East Timor. Written by Kenneth Chisholm”
~ The Internet Movie Database
Watch the full documentary now