Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Discusses the ways in which the mass media are manipulated to present the news according to an underlying elite consenus which affects the manner in which similar events in different parts of the world are presented.
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Worth the price of admission; came out at a time when nobody was paying attention to the fact that all the media companies were being rolled up into a hand full, and all the reporters began to "watch what they say" so as not to piss off their imagined bosses (GE). Salaries jumped, as they cut out the dead wood and there were fewer options to publish (this was before the Net).
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obligatory read for anyone who consumes news. Read full review