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This is the truth. I’m only half way through this book and already it’s one of the most concise and penetrating critiques of the Mass Media in America that I’ve ever read. realitj

Martin’s Press- Political Science – pages 0 Reviews https: Books by Michael Parenti. Exposes media bias, how economic power leads to cultural hegemony and ideological monopoly. Taking a critical perspective on the economics and politics of “presenting” the news, this topical supplement argues that the media systematically distorts ivnenting coverage.

You will find a great deal of evidence to the contrary in this book. Sep 07, Brian Carnell rated it did not like it. I wish I wasn’t such a inventihg reader. The book makes compelling arguments that the media invents reality to support the conservative establishment; not the liberal view as many conservatives argue.


How our mind could easily be manipulate for the sake of few rezlity benefit. A Stalinist criticizing American media The book was published in and discusses media distortions up to that time. Aug 12, Jana rated it it was amazing.

Parenti at his best. Igor Seprak rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Honestly, Parentis writing style ist phenomenal. His argument will reeducate and enrage a public that has come to believe in an impartial, free press. Aaron rated it really liked it Apr 17, Neil Mcgrath rated it really liked it Mar 11, Nov 05, Christopher rated it really liked it.

Feb 16, Bryant Scott rated it it was ok Shelves: No eBook available Amazon. Michael Parenti is one of the best antidotes to media misinformation.

Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media

American political scientist, historian and culture critic. This book was required reading for a class I am taking. He argues really concisely, anticipating every counterargument, and exposing the reader to a radical new world view, but he never loses himself in technical jargon.

Sullivan rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 24, P. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Account Options Sign in. In order to get to the news that really matters and the truth, we have to dig deep. The conclusion of the book praenti powerful. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


I better start getting them on tape! 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. Parenti is inventong fantastic writer. No trivia or quizzes yet. Carlee rated it it was amazing Nov 23, Devin rated it really liked it Dec 07, The Politics of News Media.

Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media by Michael Parenti

Open Preview See a Problem? I just wish there were a 30 year anniversary edition that was updated with developments in the media since then. Martin’s Press- Political Science – pages. Jake rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Nov 22, Michelle Murray added it. Nov 26, Yuu Sasih rated it really liked it Shelves: