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In order to get to the news that really matters and the truth, we have to dig deep. Sep 07, Brian Carnell rated it did not like it. Parenti is a fantastic writer. Jul 29, Jason rated it it was amazing Shelves: American political scientist, historian and culture critic. Shannon rated it really liked it Nov 18, Taking a critical perspective on the economics and politics of “presenting” the news, this topical supplement argues that the media systematically distorts news coverage.

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Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media

This is the truth. Martin’s Press paremti, – Political Science – pages. Excellent overview of the function of the mass media today – utterly vindicated by Wikileaks revelations and the role of the corporate media during and post-Wikileaks.

May 26, Monica marked it as to-read Recommended to Monica by: Refresh and try again. I better start getting them on tape! Michael Parenti is one of the best antidotes to media misinformation. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Paperbackpages. Devin rated it really liked it Dec 07, Things are very similar but have also changed a lot. He digs at the roots that sustain our public consciousness.

He argues really concisely, invfnting every counterargument, and exposing the reader to a radical new world view, but he never loses himself in technical jargon. The book was published in and discusses media distortions up to that time.

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Sullivan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sean rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Classic book on cultural hegemony and how the plethora of medias manipulate society on a regular basis. Today, people can find nearly anything they want to h This book was required reading for a class I am taking. To ask other readers questions about Inventing Realityplease sign up. Be prepared to cancel your cable Want to Read saving….


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I just wish there were realitt 30 year anniversary edition that was updated with developments in the media since then. Parenti is most known for his criticism of capitalism and American foreign policy. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Eric rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Aug 12, Jana rated it it was amazing.

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I wish I wasn’t such a slow reader. Account Options Sign in. Carlee rated it it was amazing Nov 23, parehti Nov 22, Michelle Murray added it. Exposes media bias, how economic power leads to cultural hegemony and ideological monopoly. Igor Seprak rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Lists with This Book. Nov 26, Yuu Sasih rated it really liked it Shelves: