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Manufacturing Consent The Political Economy of the Mass Media

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ISBN-10: 0375714499

ISBN-13: 9780375714498

Edition: 2002

Authors: Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky, Dan Frank, Noam Chomsky

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In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order. Based on a series of case studies—including the media’s dichotomous treatment of “worthy” versus “unworthy” victims, “legitimizing” and “meaningless” Third World elections, and devastating critiques of media coverage of the U.S. wars against Indochina—Herman and Chomsky draw on decades…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628

Edward S. Herman is Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Among his books are Corporate Control, Corporate Power & The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact & Propaganda.

Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1928. Son of a Russian emigrant who was a Hebrew scholar, Chomsky was exposed at a young age to the study of language and principles of grammar. During the 1940s, he began developing socialist political leanings through his encounters with the New York Jewish intellectual community. Chomsky received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy. He conducted much of his research at Harvard University. In 1955, he began teaching at MIT, eventually holding the Ferrari P. Ward Chair of Modern Language and Linguistics. Today Chomsky is highly regarded as both one of…    

Introduction
Preface
A Propaganda Model
Worthy and Unworthy Victims
Legitimizing versus Meaningless Third World Elections: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua
The KGB--Bulgarian Plot to Kill the Pope: Free-Market Disinformation as "News"
The Indochina Wars (I): Vietnam
The Indochina Wars (II): Laos and Cambodia
Conclusions
The U.S. Official Observers in Guatemala, July 1-2, 1984
Tagliabue's Finale on the Bulgarian Connection: A Case Study in Bias
Braestrup's Big Story: Some "Freedom House Exclusives"
Notes
Index