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Publisher's Summary

In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.
Based on a series of case studies - including the media's dichotomous treatment of "worthy" versus "unworthy" victims, "legitimizing" and "meaningless" Third World elections, and devastating critiques of media coverage of the US wars against Indochina - Herman and Chomsky draw on decades of criticism and research to propose a Propaganda Model to explain the media's behavior and performance. Their new introduction updates the Propaganda Model and the earlier case studies, and it discusses several other applications.
©2002 Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky (P)2017 Tantor
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"[A] compelling indictment of the news media's role in covering up errors and deceptions in American foreign policy of the past quarter century." ( New York Times)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jan D. Leslie on 07-01-17

Disturbing view

A well reasoned argument for the argument for a very obedient media and how they help mold public opinion to government ends.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tom Robbins on 10-04-17

Truth in media for once.

Crucial info in ttying to understand dominator culture and it's use of mass media to shape & conttol public opinion.

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