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Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media – Michael Parenti – Google Books

Nov 22, Michelle Murray added it. The book makes compelling arguments that the media invents reality to support the conservative establishment; not the liberal view as many conservatives argue. In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, Parenti dissects news coverage of inventjng most recent world events – including the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Gulf War, the U.

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Inventing Reality: The Politics of the Mass Media

My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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. Thanks inventung telling us about the problem. American political scientist, historian and culture critic.

Want to Read saving…. Igor Seprak rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Lists with This Book.

He digs at the roots that sustain inventnig public consciousness. I just wish there were a 30 year anniversary edition that was updated with developments in the media since then.

Today, people can find nearly anything they want to h This book was required reading for a class I am taking. Exposes media bias, how economic power leads to cultural hegemony and ideological monopoly. Devin rated it really liked it Dec 07, I would recommend reading the book, especially if rdality think the media is liberal.

Published November 15th by Cengage Learning first published January 1st Jake rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Account Options Sign in. Aug 01, Michael Valletta rated it it was amazing. It was amazing how relevant this book is now despite its being 30 year old.

Excellent overview of the function of the mass media today – utterly vindicated by Wikileaks revelations and the role of the corporate media during and post-Wikileaks.


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The Politics of News Media. He argues really concisely, anticipating every counterargument, and exposing the reader to a radical new world view, but he never loses himself in technical jargon. Garay rated it really liked it Aug 28, Classic book on cultural hegemony and how the plethora of medias manipulate society on a regular basis. Sep 07, Brian Carnell rated realitu did not like it. 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.

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