VIDEO: Noam Chomsky on Corporate Media and Activism

Noam Chomsky on Corporate Media and Activism

Noam Chomsky on Corporate Media and Activism

In this mini-video, which was recorded in an event hosted by acTVism Munich called “Germany’s role in the European Union and International Affairs: Post War History, Present and Possible futures“, Prof. Noam Chomsky talks about the corporate media, their institutional role and which interests they serve in society. Prof. Chomsky also touches on how activists should react when they face harsh condemnation from the establishment media.

Noam Chomsky:The Mainstream Media are an ideological instrument. They have owners. They have commitments. They have advertising support and so on. They are very valuable. I mean I read them all the time – I am glad they are there. But we shouldn’t have any illusions, they are not coming from Mars. They are based on existing institutions of power and domination within our society and that affects the way what they chose to discuss at all, some things they don’t discuss and the ways in which they do it. It would be almost a miracle if that weren’t true.”

 

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About Noam Chomsky:

noam-chomsky-black-and-whiteNoam Chomsky is a world-renowned political dissident, anarchist, linguist, author and institute professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he’s taught for more than half a century.

Chomsky has written more than 100 books, his latest being “Because We Say So“.  Chomsky has been a highly influential academic figure throughout his career, and was cited within the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992. His work has influenced a wide range of domains, including artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, logic, mathematics, music theory and analysis, psychology and immunology.

Chomsky also developed the propaganda model of media criticism with Edward S. Herman which they presented in their book “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media“. Chomsky remains a leading critic of U.S. foreign policy, neoliberal capitalism, and mainstream news media.

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  1. I was wondering what the content would be and how it would affect my country’s development and role of media. It seems for me that his vocal voice would inevitably build awareness of citizen journalist on how the media pundits benefit their unaltered roles in the society. In my country, Indonesia, his propositions meet with what the media do. Supposed i am wrong in predicting what is his actually said. I am willing to read his full script of the interview.

  2. mes amies au monde .vraiment je désolés .est croyais moi .la question c est comme sa .est c est pas pour prisent le future chez moi .a cause de moi j aimes toute l humanités est j ai soutes de continués ma lettre comme d habitude . est je suis responsables .comme aussi je suis faibles en face de vous .comme aussi je suis séreux est capables de réalisés toute mes programmes est mes invitions .
    est a cause de mon responsabilités je vous questionnés de vous responsabilités ?
    de puis copinhagane .est moi j ai courages le monde a cause de mon science est mon cultures est aussi mon techniques .
    qui ce que j ai gangues rien pour ce moment .est terminés avec moi limages ?????merci

  3. I think we have to be careful how we define mainstream media. MSNBC is part of mainstream media.

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