The media's function is NOT to inform the public, it is to SELL to the public. That truth led to a question... But what is it is trying to sell us? As we have seen, our media has done a fine job of selling us the notion that we the people run our country, that we are, in some meaningful sense, a democracy. To that end, it has sold us a few perfectly ridiculous fantasies:

  1. Our country is not owned, run, and controlled by a handful of rich people.
  2. Our media are not owned, run, and controlled by a handful of rich people.
  3. Our opinions are freely formed, not coerced, conned, or manufactured in accordance with the designs of a handful of rich people.
Three Fantasies The Media Sells Us
Csaba Osvath
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Notes from:
Chomsky For Beginners
By David Cogswell
(page 100-101)

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