Saturday, April 20, 2013

"Manufacturing Consent" 25 years later - View of Democracy and Class Struggle

Democracy and Class Struggle says 25 Years later and the capitalist state is even more adept at manufacturing consent and agenda setting, we also have more direct involvement of intelligence agencies in the media.

They were there before but now there is less need to deny their involvement.

When Military actions are undertaken Military Intelligence organises to get war support from its key assets in the media and militainment industry .

The current Korean conflict has seen all the techniques of agenda setting and manufactured consent and its true effectiveness is measured by how few people recognise it.

Edward S. Herman (co-author with Noam Chomsky of "Manufacturing Consent'):

"All the problems of the propaganda media model we talked about in the book have grown worse"


"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media."
--William Colby, former CIA Director, cited by Dave Mcgowan, Derailing Democracy

"You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month."
--CIA operative, discussing the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. Katherine the Great, by Deborah Davis

"There is quite an incredible spread of relationships.  You don’t need to manipulate Time magazine, for example, because there are [Central Intelligence] Agency people at the management level."
--William B. Bader, former CIA intelligence officer, briefing members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein

"The Agency's relationship with [The New York] Times was by far its most valuable among newspapers, according to CIA officials.  [It was] general Times policy ... to provide assistance to the CIA whenever possible."
--The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein


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