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MYTH OF THE LIBERAL MEDIA
Featuring Noam Chomsky & Edward Herman
"The mainstream media really represent elite interests, and what the propaganda model tries to do is stipulate a set of institutional variables, reflecting this elite power, that very powerfully influence the media." Herman
"If you want to understand the way a system works, you look at its institutional structure. How it is organized, how it is controlled, how it is funded."
A comprehensive framework for understanding how the news is produced and in whose interests it works. Herman and Chomsky demolish one of the central tenets of our political culture, the idea of the "liberal media". Instead, they reveal the manner in which the news media are so subordinated to corporate and conservative interests that their function can only be described as that of "elite propaganda". The three sections are: The Filters of News, Domestic Issues, and International Issues.
Professor Justin Lewis of the University of Massachusetts Amherst provides background and contextual information for Chomsky and Herman's original research.
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