Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

168 minutes 8.0/10 based on 4 votes

The classic Canadian documentary Manufacturing Consent based on the Noam Chomsky/Edward Herman book by the same name. Explores the the propaganda model of the media.

This film showcases Noam Chomsky, one of America’s leading linguists and political dissidents. It also illustrates his message of how government and big media businesses cooperate to produce an effective propaganda machine in order to manipulate the opinions of the United States populous. The key example for this analysis is the simultaneous events of the massive coverage of the communist atrocities of Khmer Rouge regime of Cambodia and the suppression of news of the US supported Indonesian invasion and subjugation of East Timor.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick. Broadcast 1992. Documentary film.

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  • simon hansen

    Excellent. Amazing that many of the described deceitful mechanisms have only increased in strength since the late 80ies.

  • Robert Allen

    There has been a strategic systematic take over of the information that is fed to the American people since the Vietnam War in which the media was allowed to tell the truth about the war leading to civil unrest at home and turning the public opinion against the administration and got in the way of their illegal activities.

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