Noam Chomsky - The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine

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Noam Chomsky - The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine 5

According to American linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, the media elite, flak and the common enemy.

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Narrated by Amy Goodman, Executive Producer of Democracy Now!
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💬 Comments on the video

Good to see that animators are still taking psychedelic drugs.

Author — xtofer


Bernie Sanders is the only one who leads Trump in Iowa. *Headlines:* "Trump holds slim leads over Warren and Biden in Iowa"

Author — Otso


"The Media is ALWAYS lying to you." -The Media.

Author — jamesonknott


I'm not refuting any point here but, Al Jazeera, you too are the media.

Author — UnderTheSun


grab some popcorn, people. this comment section is about to be filled with reasonable, well thought out arguments from smart people that absolutely know what they're talking about.

Author — Maher F


Suddenly have the strangest craving to eat origami diamonds.

Author — koolass koolass


Starting to see why Bernie's lead evaporated now.

Author — Alex Rodriguez


Calling yourself a Republican or a Democrat is the illusion you have a "political choice." Both are two sides of the same coin.

Author — Dylan Martens


"The American Dream" is really the dream of bankers & their similar, obscenely wealthy cronies in politics & industry, and it's based upon irredeemable greed: millions of people willingly, legally tying themselves to a 30 year mortgage, where the sum of payments will exceed 5 times the initial amount financed for their "dream house"

Billions of dollars wasted on shameless, self-assuming, ungrateful men who justify their profits with whatever personal pursuit of the moment that feeds their ego & furthers their aims toward their own self importance- - and all at the expense of the working class & the poor

Manufactured consent, indeed; welcome to the new world of modern-age slavery

_The percentage you're paying is too high a price_
_While you're living beyond all your means_
_And the man in the suit has just bought a new car_
_From the profit he's made on your dreams_
~Steve Winwood, "The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys, " 1971

Author — Beat 'Em All Into Unwilling Resignation


1.) Media Ownership
2.) Advertising Money
3.) The Media Elite
4.) Flack
5.) The Common Enemy

Author — DN 13


I’m with the triangle guy, I think the triangle is the best way to go.

Author — Keith D.


"Think for yourself and question authority" - Timothy Leary

Author — John Chinn


The fact that this is on Al-Jazeera will be enough to bring the flack monster

Author — C Teal


It became so obvious during our 2019 general election in UK.
""The establishment owns the media in this country... anyone who challenges the system, of course, the system will throw the kitchen sink at you"
- John McDonnell

Author — Joe V


The fact that you're not aware that America is the BEST propagandist there ever was is proof that they're on another level.

Author — Deathless


Summary with starting times:

1. Media Ownership 1:29
2. Advertising Money 2:00
3. The Media Elite 2:35
4. Flack 3:39
5. The Common Enemy 3:57

Author — Adel A


Somewhat poor representation of Chomsky's five filters. I highly recommend the introduction of _Manufacturing Consent_ for a better summary of the filters.

Author — Eric Dunn


The irony is, its posted by a media organization.

Author — Quarantine fun


Iraq War is the Proof that USA is a Propaganda machine

Author — Muhammad Ilyas


i doubt chomsky would agree w qatari policies either

Author — Diogenes TheDog