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Re: [SACC-L] why don't Americans elect scientists?

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  • Anthropmor
    agreed- and I have used the movie in class, as well - does a nice job exploring many of the themes from the book, as well as familiarizing students with
    Message 1 of 5 , Mar 23 5:02 AM
      agreed- and I have used the movie in class, as well - does a nice job exploring many of the themes from the book, as well as familiarizing students with Chomsky.
      Mike Pavlik



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      From: Frank Lagana <frank11217@...>
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      Subject: Re: [SACC-L] why don't Americans elect scientists?




      Even though it's almost 25 years old now, Chomsky's book (along with Edward Herman) "Manufacturing Consent" is still worth reading for it's analysis of how and why the mass media manages to keep most of us dazed and confused.

      Frank

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      On Mar 22, 2012, at 12:18 AM, Lloyd Miller <lloyd.miller@...> wrote:

      > Good article, Ann. Thanks for this. I'm probably not alone in forgetting, occasionally, why intelligent news pundits fail to educate the public. As the author points out, "he said/she said" journalism makes juicier news that corrals more viewers and sells more papers. Thus, from "everyone has a right to his or her own opinion," it follows that all opinions are equal. Fox News and MSNBC are just co-equal expressions of THE two opposing political positions. And sound social science analysis and interpretation of reality is just left wing propaganda. Alas...
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      > On Mar 19, 2012, at 2:43 PM, Kaupp, Ann wrote:
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