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Inventng 24, P. The Politics of News Media. It was amazing how relevant this invetning is now despite its being 30 year old. Michael Parenti is one of the best antidotes to media misinformation. In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, Parenti dissects news coverage of the most recent world events – including the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Gulf War, the U.

Neil Mcgrath rated it really liked it Mar 11, A great book about media influence on people’s perspective, with all controls it gets from government, media owner, etc. 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. He digs at the roots that sustain realiy public consciousness.


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Inventing Reality: The Politics of the Mass Media

Today, people can find nearly anything they want to hear in the media, liberal or conservative. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He holds a doctorate from Yale University.

Devin rated it really liked it Dec relity, Refresh and try again. American political scientist, historian and culture critic. Parenti at his best. Parenti is a fantastic writer. No trivia or quizzes yet. I better start getting them on tape! This is the truth. Trivia About Inventing Reality I just wish there were a 30 year anniversary edition that was updated with developments in the media since then.

It attacks the widely held belief that the news media are controlled by liberals and liberal opinion – and clearly depicts the news media as a controlling institution of the American capitalist system, an institution that serves the interests of the rich and powerful while appearing to serve the many.


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Carlee rated it it was amazing Nov 23, Martin’s Press- Realityy Science – pages. The book makes compelling arguments that the media invents reality to support the conservative establishment; not the liberal view as many conservatives argue. May 26, Monica marked it as to-read Recommended to Monica by: A Stalinist criticizing American media Eric rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Account Options Sign in.

Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media

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Liam Leahy inveenting it it was amazing Jul 15, Quite shocking to me at the time. No eBook available Amazon. Published November 15th by Cengage Learning first published January 1st