Inventing reality by Michael Parenti
The politics of the mass media

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It was never clearer than in the age of Reagan that the mass media have a powerful effect on American political attitudes. In this passionate, controversial critique of the media, Michael Parenti examines the subtle but profound ways in which the media influence and manipulate the public's perception of reality. It attacks the widely held view that the media are controlled by liberals and liberal opinion and clearly depicts the media as a controlling institution of the American capitalist system, an institution that serves the interests of the rich and powerful while appearing to serve the many.

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Michael Parenti (Ph.D., Yale University) is an internationally known, award-winning author, scholar, and lecturer who addresses a wide variety of political and cultural subjects. Among his recent books are "God and His Demons" (2010), "Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader" (2007), "The Culture Struggle" (2006), "The Assassination of Julius Caesar" (2003), and "Democracy for the Few, 9th edition" (2010).
Published January 1, 1986 by St. Martin's Press. 258 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, History. Non-fiction