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Excellent overview of the function of the mass media today – utterly vindicated by Wikileaks revelations and the role erality the corporate media during and post-Wikileaks.
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In this passionate, controversial critique of the news media, Michael Parenti examines the subtle but profound parenhi in which the media influence and manipulate the public’s perception of reality. Garay rated it really liked it Aug 28, Lists with This Book.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He digs at the roots that sustain our public consciousness. Shannon rated it really liked it Nov 18, The book makes compelling arguments that the media invents reality to support the conservative establishment; not the liberal view as many pafenti argue.
Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media
Things are very similar but have also changed a lot. If I had to choose I think I’m more apt to read Parenti’s books about history than media. The Politics of News Media. Preview — Inventing Reality by Michael Parenti.
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It attacks the widely held belief that the news media are controlled by aprenti and liberal opinion – and clearly depicts the news media as a controlling institution of the American capitalist system, an institution that serves the interests of the rich and powerful while appearing to serve the many. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
He holds a doctorate from Yale University. Aaron rated it really liked it Apr 17, Account Options Sign in. I would recommend reading the book, especially if you think the media is liberal. Nov 22, Michelle Murray added it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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The book was published in and discusses media distortions up to that time. American political scientist, historian and culture critic.
Taking a critical perspective on the economics and politics of “presenting” the news, this topical supplement argues that the media systematically distorts news coverage.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. I’m only half way through this book and already it’s one of the most concise and penetrating critiques of the Mass Media in America that I’ve ever read. Sullivan rated it it was amazing Shelves: A Stalinist criticizing American media Sean rated it it was amazing Apr 02, As someone who works in the business, Parenti’s analysis of distortions, ideology, omissions and power of the Media in our lives is an essential read.
Quite shocking to me at the time. Paperbackpages.
Inventing Reality: The Politics of the Mass Media
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