It is better to be an outcast, a stranger in one’s own country, than an outcast from one’s self. It is better to see what is about to befall us and to resist than to retreat into the fantasies embraced by a nation of the blind.
Chris Hedges

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Truth vs. Manufactured Consent

Yesterday I suggested folks take a look at some videos. I pointed you towards Manufacturing Consent. Speaking about the subject matter of his book, 'Manufacturing Consent', Noam Chomsky talks about the role the media plays in shaping political opinion. Here then, find out what he has to say about main stream media:

And then take a gander at this recent CNN interview of a former CIA analyst talking about America's intervention in Libya:

At the same time Libya is undergoing what is being called "Kinetic Military Action", hardly a peep is heard from Bahrain where 25 or more people have been killed, another 1,000 have been injured and wounded, and 400 people languish in jail for speaking out. The President of Bahrain's Human Rights Centre, Rajeel Rajabsays Western mainstream media are being asked not to report on Saudi and UAE troops gunning down protesters in Bahrain.
Where does the truth lay? Where is John Galt?

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