Chomsky On Why A Transparent Media Is So Important


If you’ve any doubt why the issue of news bias and elite control are important, Chomsky sums it up in a few sentences in this second clip from, Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992), by Canadian filmmakers, Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick, which expands on the ideas of Chomsky’s earlier book, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, which he co-wrote with Edward S. Herman.

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2 responses to “Chomsky On Why A Transparent Media Is So Important

  1. Can you think of a media outlet which can be classified as truly transparent? My guess is that there aren’t any and that they’re an impossibility, like a perfect vacuum.

    • Well, no of course not but being open about the subjective bias of a source of news or information is a form of transparency. Western mass media makes claims to objectivity (Fair & Balanced!) that are themselves a form of deception. They put a particular point of view and yet claim it is a universal and objective

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