Tuesday, February 18, 2003

All The News Fit To Print: New York Times, by Edward S. Herman
The New York Times and the American corporate media network generally is an awesome propaganda outlet, that completely overshadows Soviet Pravda or anything used by Goebbels. Herman and Chomsky, however, in their 1988 book Manufacturing Consent, have put a bomb under this system and it is in slow motion collapse. The worldwide anti-Iraq war movement is one of the clearest and most telling signs of the failure and limitations of corporate propaganda. Once the system is explained and exposed, then, rather like seeing the cat, the insight is unforgettable, and an attitude of rising anger and disgust accompanies every further view of the system. Like Edward Said and doubtless many others, I can now almost no longer bear to read or view the productions of this propaganda system.

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