Australian Left Review

Article Title

Manufacturing Conspiracy

Authors

David McKnight

Abstract

One simply has to say the words ‘the media’ in some circles to immediately identify the force responsible for a multitude of social evils. It’s just like saying ‘Hinch’ or ‘Sixty Minutes’ or ‘John Laws’ or ‘bloody Gerard Henderson’ (or for Age readers ‘Michael Barnard’). Thus, Chomsky’s views on the media in Manufacturing Consent ‘strike a chord ’ with many people on the Left, appealing because of their similar muddled mixture of valid criticism, ignorance and poorly thought out assumptions.

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