Media Theorized: Noam Chomsky and The Consent Factory

For decades, Noam Chomsky has been the agent provocateur when it comes to critiquing the US mainstream media. He co-authored ‘Manufacturing Consent’, a seminal work on mainstream journalism and its role in the mechanics of power. This is a short video on what Chomsky calls the Five Media Filters that are used by the MSM to disseminate propaganda for controlling popular opinion, public behavior and secular beliefs based on a key set of memes – a major one being that we live in a democracy.

Narrated by Amy Goodman, Executive Producer of Democracy Now!
Designed and animated by Pierangelo Pirak

First aired on Media Thorized, a segment of The Listening Post from Al Jazeera English.

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