The Propaganda Model

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On Contact - Deep rot in American journalism w/Matt Taibbi

Discussion about the decline in Western journalism.

 

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize winning ex-NYTimes journalist who was sidelined for speaking out against the Iraq war.

Matt Taibbi is a journo who writes about corruption & other topics primarily in Rolling Stone Magazine.

 

>> Watch part 1

 

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daftcunt's picture

LMFAO RT discussing the decline of western journalism? Should be on Comedy Central.

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danmanjones's picture

Got anything to say about the content of the video?

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No, I don't live in the US and hence don't pay much attention to US media. And I don't think I would if I were. Unless it is funny, that is.

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I had another description that said how this applies to all Western media... the description I went with is kinda fucky, it's not so much of a "decline" as it is a transformation.

 

The skinny is that news is becoming more like safe space bubbles - echo chambers. It's a worthwhile watch if you're interested in journalism - it applies to social media too. The formula is simple & it's mostly around spreading hate.

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Depends on which "media" one follows. The bigger the letters on the front page the more true the statement. 

What you will struggle to find in mainstream media in europe, though, is reporting like this, which seems to be the norm in the US now.

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Yeah that' true. Wherever you live it's good to know how this hyperpartisan propaganda works I reckon. I've noticed it seeping into other countries. Maybe not where you live...yet. I'd be interested to see how the MSM there covered the Venezuela issue, especially in the outlets pushing Guaido.

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pretty similar to the BBC, probably most in a little less detail

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