Discover more from DrV’s Newsletter, Notes, Essays, Articles, Videos, and Book Chapters
MANUFACTURING CONSENT: documentary movie that explains the capture of "mainstream media" by government and corporate gamers for power and profit
Artists compile reality into images that explain reality back to us
During my teens and early 20s growing up in Houston Texas, I was very fortunate to have some “internationally awake” friends whose parents had escaped Pinochet’s dictatorship; these friends helped me gain some political insight through conversations and also a casual movie night when we saw Manufacturing Consent at the 1939 art deco River Oaks Theater. Here, I am outlining and providing access to the 1992 documentary film by Canadian filmmakers Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick based on the 1988 book by Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman.
“Artists compile reality into images that explain reality back to us".” DrV
Quick Introduction: 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine
Short summary narrated by Amy Goodman; link: youtu.be/34LGPIXvU5M
Their goal is profit, not truth, and certainly not your empowerment: Media ownership by large corporations/conglomerates with the singular goal of profit
The news is tailored to the desires of the corporate advertisers: Advertisers pay for a cultivated/groomed audience so the story in the news is an extension of the advertiser's message
Incestuous relationships between politicians, regulators, media and corporations ensures that no-one is ever held to account.
Censorship, discrediting, diverting, and character assassination against anyone who disagrees with the narrative
Creating a common enemy, a target of hate, the scapegoat, a distraction: Most commonly (in the USA), the scapegoat is Communism or immigrants.
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
Sources for free access (among many others); note that the complete version is 167 minutes = ~2 hours 47 minutes = nearly 3 hours:
Dr Alex Kennerly Vasquez (introduction; brief Bio-CV) writes and teaches for an international audience on various topics ranging from leadership to nutrition to functional inflammology. Major books include Inflammation Mastery, 4th Edition (full-color printing, 1182 pages, equivalent to 25 typical books [averaging 60,000 words each]), which was also published in two separate volumes as Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine (Volume 1: Chapters 1-4; Volume 2: Chapter 5—Clinical Protocols for Diabetes, Hypertension, Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Vasculitis, Dermatomyositis and most other major inflammatory/autoimmune disorders); several sections have been excerpted including Antiviral Strategies and Immune Nutrition (ISBN 1502894890) (aka, Antiviral Nutrition [available as PDF download] and Brain Inflammation in Chronic Pain, Migraine, and Fibromyalgia. Dr Vasquez’s books are available internationally via bookstores such as BookDepository, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, ThriftBooks, AbeBooks, BetterWorldBooks, WaterStonesBooks and his new Telegram channel is https://t.me/DrAlexVasquez.