Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky and the Media
Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky and the Media (1993)

Profiling linguist Noam Chomsky, who has been described as a political dissident because of his thoughts on the media and propoganda.

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: March 17, 1993
DVD Release Date: April 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheila Johnston
Independent (UK)

It's as manipulative as the corporate media it places under fire.

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Cole Smithey


Emanuel Levy

A long, fascinating docu about the noted MIT professor and his lifelong work about propaganda in American society, or more specifically how the mass media set the agenda by selecting, distorting, framing--and also ignoring--major social issues.

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John Ballantine
Chomsky's landmark exposition of the media and how they choose to depict stories is still relevant today. However, he misses the mark on a key element: how… More
Leo L
Highly fascinating!!
Sarah Prisbylla
I think the substance of this documentary was excellent - very important views are presented about how people and information are controlled. Was it exciting?… More
Christopher Brown
Chomsky is very engaging yet it takes a keen mind to keep up with what he's saying. A view of the media which is more common now than when Chomsky was… More
Anthony Valletta
A great introduction to not only Chomsky but critical thinking. It's not as important to agree with Chomsky as to start thinking for yourself. A film… More