Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky Essay

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Journal on The Manufacture of Consent      In Noam Chomsky's film I have learned quite a few things about life in a democratic society. This film has made think in a three dimensional way for whom is really right, Noam Chomsky or those who he calls "Elites". I have come to the conclusion that Noam Chomsky is right, for his claim is very convincing which is that the media is controlled by the elites who determine what the public should know. How exactly does Chomsky prove all this to make sense? Well, he explained that the governments, corporations and the other elites manufacture the consent of the public to serve their own interests.      …show more content…
This is why the average Joe will let the elites control on what they hear and how they will be controlled through brainwashing.      Another thing I would like to talk about is that Noam Chomsky is a type of person who wont let nothing get in his way, for example: It was said that he risked his career and life for the sake of other people. This is one of the reasons why I would respect him. He could have put his whole family down the drain, but somehow he came out on top. I could tell he was a man who is not only itelligent, but also a man of great courage and caring for those in need, like those of East Timur. If it wasnt for him, I would bet that more than half the class would of never heard about what was going on in East Timur. The reason why I believe he made film was that he wanted to help the people of East Timur or else he wouldn't have put it on the film. He wanted the viewers to see the tragedy of East Timur, for he believed that the only way to work out problems was from the outside and this I think, he meant us the viewers to spread the word for we are a democratic society and we control the government and not the government control us.            For the final reason why I

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