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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.
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Paul Andrews ...
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Robert Faurisson ...
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Jeff Hansen ...
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Loie Hayes ...
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Edward S. Herman ...
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Arnold Kohen ...
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Yossi Olmert ...
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This film showcases Noam Chomsky, one of America's leading linguists and political dissidents. It also illustrates his message of how government and big media businesses cooperate to produce an effective propaganda machine in order to manipulate the opinions of the United States populous. The key example for this analysis is the simultaneous events of the massive coverage of the communist atrocities of Khmer Rouge regime of Cambodia and the suppression of news of the US supported Indonesian invasion and subjugation of East Timor. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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A Primer In Intellectual Self-Defense


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6 November 1992 (Australia)  »

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Chomsky, les médias et les illusions nécessaires  »

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Even though the filmmakers were told they couldn't take video within the New York Times Building, about 12 minutes of "guerrilla footage" was shot. See more »

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Canadian and U.S. copyright laws allow "fair dealing" and "fair use" of a copyrighted work for purposes such as comment, criticism, reporting, teaching, scholarship, research, review and quotation. See more »

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Features Speaking Out (1985) See more »

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Written by Laurie Anderson
Performed by Laurie Anderson, Roma Baran, Perry Hobe
Courtesy of One Ten Records
© 1982 Difficult Music (BMI)
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products - WEA
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17 November 2004 | by (Media, Pennsylvania - U.S.) – See all my reviews

Plain and simple, this was a good movie. At first blush, one may want to say, "Oh, it's kind of like Farenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore". Well, sure - you could say that. But you'll quickly see that this isn't an attack on a president or an administration or a wealthy family. Rather, it's a film that outlines the propaganda machine among all of our media channels (radio, TV, print, etc.)

It's long at 2 hours and 45 minutes, but it's worth it. It will make you think about why you think something, and make you realize that propaganda isn't something that happens in other countries. We do a great job of it here in the U.S.


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