Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Herman and Chomsky Manfacturing Consent

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Herman and Chomsky Manfacturing Consent

This reading offers alot of good points concerning propaganda and the media. The opening sentence says alot when the author writes that mass media serves as a system for communicating messages and symbols to the general population. The media is like a funnel, funneling messages and information to the public. Propaganda works best using the media especially when the media is private and formal censorship is absent. Money and Power seem to be strong tools when it comes to propaganda and getting messages across to the general public. Herman and Chomsky write about the propaganda model and the propaganda approach to media coverage based on domestic power interests. This way of propaganda should be best viewed when dissecting choices of certian views and stories.

Scott Filaski

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

A selective funnel perhaps. You have made some decent general observations here. Next time choose a key idea and discuss it in greater detail.

1/31/2006 12:31 AM  

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