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In order to get to the news that really matters and the truth, we have to dig deep. The book was inbenting in and discusses media inventong up to that time.

Return to Book Page. As someone who works in the business, Parenti’s analysis of distortions, ideology, omissions and power of the Media in our lives is an essential read. Garett Drake rated it liked it Sep 21, I’m only half way through this book and already it’s one of the most concise and penetrating critiques of the Mass Media in America that I’ve ever read.

Inventing Reality: The Politics of the Mass Media

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Lists with This Book. Preview — Inventing Reality by Michael Parenti. The Politics of News Media. Quite shocking to me at the time. Be prepared to cancel your cable Neil Mcgrath rated it really liked it Mar 11, It attacks the widely held belief that the news media are controlled by liberals and liberal opinion – and clearly depicts the news media as a controlling institution of the American capitalist system, an institution that serves the interests of the rich and powerful while appearing to serve the many.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He argues really concisely, anticipating every counterargument, and exposing the reader to a radical new world view, but he never loses himself in technical jargon. I better start getting them on tape!

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Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media

This book was required reading for a class I am taking. The Politics of News Media. Paperbackpages. Published November 15th by Cengage Inventign first published January 1st The book makes compelling arguments that the media invents reality to support the conservative establishment; not the liberal view as many conservatives argue.

How our mind could easily be manipulate for the sake of few people’s benefit. It was amazing how relevant this book is now despite its being 30 year old.

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He holds a doctorate from Yale University. Feb 16, Bryant Scott rated it it was ok Shelves: Michael Parenti is one of the best antidotes to media misinformation.

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