Sunday, August 14, 2005

The Myth of the Liberal Media


Noam Chomsky is featured in this documentary made in 1997. It can be seen in its entirety here. It is 60 minutes long, but definitely worth it. The film is a bit dated, but the major point it makes is even more valid today then it was in 1997, which is given the fact that the major news agencies are owned by a handful of mega-corporations, it is absolutely absurd to label the media in the United States as "liberal."

26-Aug-2005 Update: I was delinquent in my responsibilities by not mentioning the full-length feature documentary about the life and media theories of Noam Chomsky, "Manufacturing Consent," which a couple of visitors have been quick to point out. This is an excellent and clear depiction of how the corporate ownership of the mainstream news media has control over what we hear and how we hear it. This film (unless you have an agenda other than the finding out the truth!) quickly dispels any modicum of doubt that the media in the USA is not in any way, shape, or form, "liberal."

2 Comments:

Blogger Lee said...

The documentary is based on his Manufacturing Consent, which all intelligent consumers of US news media should read.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Stephen Frug said...

It's worth mentioning that there was another documentary about Chomsky's ideas about the media too, one actually titled Manufacturing Consent which was made in 1992 and was nearly three hours long. Quite a good film, though. IMBD info is here; a transcript of the film is here.

4:52 PM  

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