Manufacturing Consent

Published in 1988, Manufacturing Consent is a frighteningly relevant book in this time of media collusion in the take over of democractic governments and institutions by kleptocrats and neo-fascists. The book challenges the idea that the mainstream media acts as a check on political power. In fact, the media manipulates the public by acting as a propaganda machine. The brilliant short video below, which is narrated by the courageous journalist Amy Goodman, explains how the media filters are used to manufacture consent.

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