Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman Manufacturing Consent

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman Manufacturing Consent

“A propaganda model focuses on inequality in wealth and power and its effects on mass-media.” while was reading this article i could not help but think how true that this was I think that Chomsky and Herman make great points about how the media is such a huge tool for propaganda after reading this article it made me think of a movie that i had watched "Out Foxed" about the owner of Fox tv network and how his station is able to drive home each message that they want the viewer to understand. I think that this would be something for people to watch if they do not believe that the media is controling factor in propaganda.


Blogger Chris J. Semelrath said...

While I agree with how the media is a huge forum for propaganda to be recognized, the ability for people to 'watch' for it is more difficult realized than assumed. A writers' rhetoric, body language of candidates, even backgrounds of TV commercials are all tools used by propagandists to reach the subliminal, subconcious level of their audience. If the American public had the ability to block out these other factors, propaganda would have a much more difficult time selling.

2/14/2007 1:13 PM  
Blogger A. Mattson said...

Outfoxed is an interesting documentary, but even if you share its conclusions about the political biases of that network, what about all the other news media? Yes, FOX represents a particular political perspective, but Murdoch doesn't own everything yet.

2/15/2007 1:03 AM  

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