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Taking a critical perspective on the economics and politics of “presenting” the news, this topical supplement argues that the media systematically distorts news coverage. Honestly, Parentis writing style ist phenomenal.

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The book makes compelling arguments that the media invents reality to support the conservative establishment; not the liberal view as many conservatives argue. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book was required reading for a class I am taking. The conclusion of the book was powerful. Shannon rated it really liked it Nov 18, It attacks the widely held belief that the news media are controlled by liberals and liberal opinion – and clearly depicts the news media as a controlling institution of the American capitalist system, an institution that serves the interests of the rich and powerful while appearing to serve the many.


Inventing Reality: The Politics of the Mass Media

In this passionate, controversial critique of the news media, Michael Parenti examines the subtle but profound ways in which the media influence and manipulate the public’s perception of reality. Carlee rated it it was amazing Nov 23, Aug 01, Michael Valletta rated it it was amazing.

As someone who works in the business, Parenti’s analysis of distortions, ideology, omissions and power of the Media in our lives is an essential read. May 24, P. How much of what the news media tell us is true, and how does it control our view of the world? Jake rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Igor Seprak rated it it larenti amazing Dec 26, Sep 07, Brian Carnell rated it did not like it. American political scientist, historian and culture critic. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

He digs at the roots that sustain our public consciousness.

May 14, Des added it. Open Preview See a Problem? Today, people can find nearly anything they want to hear in the media, liberal or conservative. I’m only half way through this book and already it’s one of the most concise and penetrating critiques of the Mass Media in America that I’ve ever read. He holds a doctorate from Yale University. Rexlity Politics of News Media.


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Garett Drake rated it liked it Sep 21, Michael Parenti is one of the best antidotes to media misinformation. His argument will reeducate and enrage a public that has come to believe in an impartial, free press. Sean rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Feb 16, Bryant Scott rated it it was parentj Shelves: Exposes media bias, how economic power leads to cultural hegemony and ideological monopoly.

Parenti is most known for his criticism of capitalism and American foreign policy. Martin’s Press- Political Science – pareni.

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