Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Herman & Chomsky

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Herman & Chomsky

Curran and Seaton's analysis in Great Britain, "a radical press emerged that reached a national working class audience. It was effective in reinforcing class consciousness:it unified the workers because it "promoted a greater collective confidence by repeatedly emphasizing the potential power of working people to effect social change through the work force of 'combination' and organized action." This would let people increase their open mindedness about there jobs and stick together by being less selfish. Workers also were given costs by imposing taxes, and an expensive security bond as a condition for publication. There were made to drive out radical media by raising there costs. Curran and Seaton however, accomplished that the market did successfully. The taxes were repealed of the inflicting taxes from 1853-1869, and a new daily newspaper was established through the rest of the nineteenth century. This was a very dedicated radical press which has succeeded for a long time.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good, substantive post

Why is there no radical labor press? Chomsky & Herman argue that the business of media profitability, advertising, and government taxation combine to make it very difficult to cater to a working class readership.

Yes it costs a lot of money to buy a newspaper or a tv station. That means that cash-starved groups cannot "own" the media. That means that wealthy corporations can "own" the media. But what about the new media?

2/15/2007 12:05 AM  

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