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PAPER 2 - Assignment - Paper 2 Spring 2009 PST3127 Prof...

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Paper 2 PST3127 Spring 2009 Prof. Klein Length: 8-10 pages Due: Weds. April 15 in DM Smith 105 Send Email version to [email protected] (Subject: [TA NAME]) In Manufacturing Consent (2002) Edward Herman & Noam Chomsky (H&C) claim that “the Media serve, and propagandize on behalf of, the powerful societal interests that control and finance them.” (xi) In the spirit of the Enlightenment, let’s critically examine that claim. Let’s neither blindly accept it nor blindly reject it. Rather, let’s collect facts, apply logic, and make an informed judgment. To do that we will apply Herman and Chomsky’s methodology to our own set of cases and judge whether the Propaganda Model is supported or not. Our paired case study will consist of two recent communications between the presidents of the US and of Iran: Letter by Iranian President Ahmadinejad to US President Bush Video message from US President Obama to the Iranian People and leadership
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