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Published November 15th by Cengage Learning first published January 1st I’m only half way through this book and already it’s infenting of the most concise and penetrating critiques of the Mass Media in America that I’ve ever read. Classic book on cultural hegemony and how the plethora of medias manipulate society on a regular basis.

Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media

The Politics of News Media. Taking a critical perspective on the economics and politics of “presenting” the news, this topical supplement argues that the media systematically distorts news coverage. As someone who works in the business, Parenti’s analysis of distortions, ideology, omissions and power of the Media in our lives is an essential read. In this passionate, controversial critique of the news media, Michael Parenti examines the subtle but profound ways in which the media influence and manipulate the public’s perception of parwnti.


A great book about media influence on people’s perspective, with all controls it gets from government, media owner, etc. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Parenti is a fantastic writer.

Exposes media bias, how economic power leads to cultural hegemony and ideological monopoly. Want to Read saving…. The book was published in and discusses media parentii up to that time. May 26, Monica marked it as to-read Recommended to Monica by: Aaron rated it really liked it Apr 17, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. It was amazing how relevant this book is now despite its being 30 year old. Parenti at his best. Things are very similar but have also changed a lot.

He digs at the roots that sustain our public inveenting. I just wish there were a 30 year anniversary edition that was updated with developments in the media since then.

This book was required reading for a class I am taking. Books by Michael Parenti. In this parwnti revised and updated edition, Parenti dissects news coverage of the most recent world events – including the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Gulf War, the U.


Aug 01, Michael Valletta rated it it was amazing. Nov 22, Michelle Murray added it.

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A Stalinist criticizing American media Igor Seprak rated it it was amazing Dec 26, aprenti Refresh and try again. Garay rated it really liked it Aug 28, How our unventing could easily be manipulate for the sake of few people’s benefit.

I better start getting them on tape! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The conclusion of the book was powerful. May 24, P. If I had to choose I think I’m more apt to read Parenti’s books about history than media.

Return to Book Page. How much of what the news media tell us is true, and how does it control our view of the world? Paperbackpages.

Lists with This Book. He holds a doctorate from Yale University.

The Politics of News Media. Michael Parenti is one of the best antidotes to media misinformation.