Monthly Archives: February 2012

Com 140: Trusting the media: Noam Chomsky: Manufacturing Consent

These videos are related to today’s discussion about Issue 8. We will watch in class, but there are hear for you to watch again.



The entire documentary should be available here: http://www.hulu.com/embed/eajSk7w6smi6fM7gmkNnFw. (Segments continuing from what you watched are available on youtube as well.)

Discussion Questions: Is Chomsky a conspiracy theorist or does he have valid points? In the third video segment it’s pointed out that Chomsky has never worked for a newspaper before. Given the conversations we had in classes and the theories we discussed about what may influence news, does it matter (should it matter) if media critics/news analysts do or do not have media experience? What other reactions do you have to watching the video clips?

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