This 2-part video series offers a basic explanation of Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky's Propaganda Model. In their 1988 book, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, they outline 5 filters that critique “the political economy of the mass media," namely that the mass media give the illusion that they are a neutral and democratic enterprise but, in reality, their primary function is to mobilize support for special interests that dominate government and the private sector.
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