Real Media: Manufacturing Consent

A succinct article from RealFare on what many of us have been observing – the disturbing acceleration of UK media bias and how this works as propaganda in order to disenfranchise us from true democracy.

Thomas Barlow

@tbarls

Over the past 18 months we have found that the bias in the media has become more and more pronounced.  Whilst there is expected to be party political affiliations and general theoretical leanings, the media has failed to ask fundamental questions and has omitted from reporting things that it could not criticise (such as numerous marches and movements against austerity).

Russell Brand asked the question (over the Scottish referendum), “how is a democracy supposed to function, without access to accurate and unbiased information?”  

The answer is, of course, that it isn’t supposed to.

“As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, the the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.”

Noam Chomsky

Image: critical-theory.com Noam Chomsky Image: critical-theory.com

The focus of this Real Media Series is to highlight not…

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