Today we take on News Corp., the most egregious example of “manufactured consent.” The fact that we let this monster from down under invade our thought space and contaminate the discourse in this nation is a crime. Rupert Murdoch’s companies have made us dumber, angrier and more susceptible to conspiracies. Of this there can be no doubt. To reveal how he accomplished this, we’ll travel through a brief history of American media, discuss the legislation at the center of the disaster that is our media, and place our polarized news landscape in its proper context. The pivot centerpoint of our feature is 1996. Max also introduces two new themes into the show and addresses listener feedback to the F**k Milton Friedman episode during show notes. #FMF #FRM
Ralph Nader Radio Hour- Be a Smart News Consumer: https://spoti.fi/3gBzF8Q
Michael Wolff- The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch: https://bookshop.org/a/23377/9780767929523
Ken Auletta- Backstory: Inside the Business of News: https://bookshop.org/a/23377/9780143034636
Matt Taibbi- Hate, Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another: https://bookshop.org/a/23377/9781682194072
Noam Chomsky + Edward S. Herman- Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media: https://bookshop.org/a/23377/9780375714498
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