Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

Movies — Doctor Ninja on February 22, 2007 at 12:23 am

The first draft of this review was basically a word for word transcription of the documentary. Since Noam Chomsky already wrote a book called Manufacturing Consent, I figured that was pretty pointless. You’ll learn more about the world from watching this 167-minute movie than you will from watching a billion hours of TV news. Or at least you’ll learn why watching a billion hours of TV news won’t teach you much about the world. I’ll make this brief so you’ll have more time to check out this mind-blowing movie. Noam Chomsky is a world-renowned scientist, linguist, media analyst and one of the harshest critics of American foreign policy. The New York Times called him “the world’s most important living intellectual” and when this film was released in 1992 he was the world’s most quoted living scholar. If you’re surprised that you’ve never heard of him it’s because you’re paying too much attention to sports. If you think Chomsky’s books are too wordy… well, here’s a movie… go get edujmacated, ya big dummy!

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