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Media & Manufacturing Consent

"Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because .. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones...Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all... " Michael Rivero

[see also Manufacturing Consent  ]

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Kalaimamani ‘Film News’ Anandan - Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru (Tamil Film History and Its Achievements) – in Tamil

*Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman Manufacturing Consent : The Political Economy of the Mass Media 1988 [**also at amazon.co.uk]

"...Rejecting the common perception of the press as cantankerous, obstinate and ubiquitous in its search for truth, this book sets out to show that an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets of the news. The authors dissect the way in which the marketplace and the economics of publishing shape the news, and how issues are framed and topics chosen. They contrast the double standards behind accounts of free elections, a free press and governmental repression between Nicaragua and El Salvador; between the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and the American invasion of Vietnam; and between the genocide in Cambodia under a pro-American government and genocide under Pol Pot. 

The result is an account of the propagandist nature of the communications media, and of how they can be read, and their function interpreted, in a new way...an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets of the news (and accounts for)  the double standards behind accounts of free elections, a free press and governmental repression between Nicaragua and El Salvador; between the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and the American invasion of Vietnam; and between the genocide in Cambodia under a pro-American government and genocide under Pol Pot..." 

*Mark Achbar (Editor) - Manufacturing Consent : Noam Chomsky and the Media Institute of Policy Alternatives, May 1996) [a companion to the book by Noam Chomsky]

*Ganesan, A - The Press in Tamil Nadu and the Struggle for Freedom, 1917-1937, 1988

*Ed Herman - The Global Media: The New Missionaries of Corporate Capitalism,  2001

*Pandian, M.S.S. - The Image Trap : M G Ramachandran in Film and Politics, 1992

 

 

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