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Release Date:
Dec 4, 1999
Running Time:
2:48
Genre:
Documentary
Director:
Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick
Cast:
Mark Achbar Himself - Interviewer
Noam Chomsky Himself
Edward S. Herman Himself
William F. Buckley Himself (uncredited)
Kelvin Flook Video Host (uncredited)
Peter Jennings Himself (uncredited)
Bill Moyers Himself (uncredited)
Tom Wolfe Himself (uncredited)
Producers:
Mark Achbar , Dennis R. Murphy , Colin Neale , Adam Symansky , Peter Wintonick
Language:
English

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In this documentary, linguist and liberal political activist Noam Chomsky presents his thoughts on how the mass media works against democracy's best interests. The corporations and investors controlling the outlets where most people get their news, he argues, selectively choose what to cover for reasons having to do with personal agendas and retaining power, rather than what's best for readers and viewers. After discussing examples, Chomsky gives suggestions on how to be a well-informed citizen.

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