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    DescriptionIn 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 of criticism and research to propose a Propaganda Model to explain the media’s behavior and performance. Their new introduction updates the Propaganda Model and the earlier case studies, and it discusses several other applications. These include the manner in which the media covered the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement and subsequent Mexican financial meltdown of 1994-1995, the media’s handling of the protests against the World Trade Organization, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund in 1999 and 2000, and the media’s treatment of the chemical industry and its regulation. What emerges from this work is a powerful assessment of how propagandistic the U.S. mass media are, how they systematically fail to live up to their self-image as providers of the kind of information that people need to make sense of the world, and how we can understand their function in a radically new way.


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    Title
    Manufacturing Consent
    Subtitle
    The Political Economy of the Mass Media
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Noam Chomsky, By (author) Edward S. Herman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 412
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375714498
    ISBN 10: 0375714499
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BIC subject category V2: KCCD
    BISAC V2.8: POL040000, POL016000
    B&T Approval Code: A34301880
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    B&T Approval Code: A34454000
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    DC22: 381/.4530223
    LC classification: P96.E25 H47 2002
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 381.4530223
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 381.4530223
    LC classification: P96.E25 H4
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: KCC
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    bibliographical references , index
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Pantheon Books Inc
    Publication date
    15 January 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Edward S. Herman is Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Noam Chomsky is Professor, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Review quote
    "[A] compelling indictment of the news media's role in covering up errors and deceptions in American foreign policy of the past quarter century."--Walter LaFeber, The New York Times Book Review
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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 of criticism and research to propose a Propaganda Model to explain the media's behavior and performance. Their new introduction updates the Propaganda Model and the earlier case studies, and it discusses several other applications. These include the manner in which the media covered the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement and subsequent Mexican financial meltdown of 1994-1995, the media's handling of the protests against the World Trade Organization, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund in 1999 and 2000, and the media's treatment of the chemical industry and its regulation. What emerges from this work is a powerful assessment of how propagandistic the U.S. mass media are, how they systematically fail to live up to their self-image as providers of the kind of information that people need to make sense of the world, and how we can understand their function in a radically new way.