Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media , by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, is an analysis of the news media as business. The title derives from the phrase "the manufacture of consent" that essayist–editor Walter Lippmann employed in the book Public Opinion . Using the propaganda model, Manufacturing Consent posits that corporate-owned news mass communication media — print, radio, television — are businesses subject to commercial competition for advertising revenue and profit. As such, their distortion of news reportage — i.e. what types of news, which items, and...
|Author:||Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman|
|Number of editions:||4|