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.


About I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number is written by Chris Jury. For 30 years Chris Jury was a TV actor, director and writer best known for playing Eric Catchpole in over 60 episodes of the BBC’s antique classic, Lovejoy, and for directing over 50 episodes of Eastenders. In 2008 he was appointed as the Senior Lecturer in Recorded Media in the School Of Music & Performing Arts at Bath Spa University. He currently presents, Agitpop, a pop & politics radio discussion programme on North Cotswold Community Radio He is currently the Communications Officer for UCU at Bath Spa University and a UCU SW Regional Rep at SWTUC.
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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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