CMTD Reflection

CMTD Reflection - Arsh Chopra Corporate Media and the...

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Arsh Chopra Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy Reaction Paper Period 5 In Robert McChesney’s book Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy , he begins by claiming that the “free” market is actually unequal and status is determined by income and wealth. This is a very true statement because those who are in possession of greater wealth have more opportunities and more of a voice in the market. Also, on page 48 of his book, McChesney states that “In the commercial marketplace of ideas, something becomes true if you can get people to believe it.” I agree fully with McChesney on this idea. When considering a certain group of similar products that are out on the market, people will be attracted to the one that is the most efficient and available at the best value. This is determined by the purchases of others shopping in the same field of items. By promoting a certain product, buyers will be convinced that it is the best one to have and, as a result, that will become a fact. On page 51 of his book, McChesney says “no matter how weak the market may
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course ENGL 015 taught by Professor Stjean,shawnr during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.

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