Herman And Noam Chomsky Analysis

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Silent Genocide
Noam Chomsky once said, “He who controls media, controls the minds of the public.” Media corporations play a vital role in the dissemination of information; citizens however, are responsible for the decoding of received messages. In the past view decades there has been a revolution with regards to media technology, it has influenced, as well as aided in developments concerning urbanization, globalization and nearly every aspect of modern life. Nonetheless, whether media technology is beneficial or detrimental is a highly controversial matter. Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky developed a framework known as the propaganda model as a way to further understand how propaganda functions in mass media and the pressures that constrain
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Size, ownership and profit orientation of the mass media is the first filter, which in sum sheds light on the authority large businesses and corporations possess with regards to filtering and dispensing news. Larger corporations entertain large audiences, generating more profit allowing for the production of services. Smaller corporations struggle to measure up due to their lack of recourses and inability to produce profit resulting in media corporations being controlled by the elite and wealthy. “In 1983, 90% of American media was owned by 50 companies, in 2011, the same 90% [was] controlled by 6 companies” (Lutz, 2012). The fact that a few companies own the majority of the media outlets is a clear indication of the result of consolidated media and the undisputed control media corporations occupy when spreading ideologies throughout the general …show more content…
After the United States won the cold war, they decided to pro long their stay in Saudi Arabia, instead of sending troops home. Osama Bin laden including nearly all of the Muslim community is offended, in response Osama declares a Holy War in 1998. As a way to strike fear into the United States Osama Bin Laden decides to attack American interests, first the Kenyan American Embassy then Tanzania. Al Qaeda’s goal was to one-day strike American soil; however, at that time doing so was beyond their capabilities. Once Al Qaeda has all they need to execute their plan, their target- both the World Trades

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