The Propaganda Model

I find Noam Chomsky hard to like for a lot of reasons. I won’t go into all of them, but a TL;DR summary should mention, the “New Left,” a desire to tear down without providing a viable alternative, and being full of crap with regards to how humans learn.

But he does have his moments, and putting together the Propaganda Model is one of them. The idea of manufacturing consent wasn’t new when Chomsky described it, but putting together a model than can be used to evaluate media is very useful.

The book I am working on right now will touch on this, but only lightly. It’s starting to look like there will be a sequel though, and it will touch on it very heavily.

The video above is worth warching at least twice, since the animations are pretty distracting.