Manufacturing Consent: Brainwashing now in High Gear

It’s been more than three decades since Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman published their landmark book, “Manufacturing Consent.” It exposed how media shapes thought and how news outlets and reporters are used to carry the party line and control dissent in the U.S. and other nations. Has anything changed in the years since? Is media now less or more controlled by the power elites? Here’s On Target’s Larry Sparano, in discussion with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Bernie and the Super Delegates: The Fix Is In –Again!

After Hillary Clinton stole the Democratic nomination from Bernie Sanders in 2016, the party supposedly put “reforms” in place that would prevent such a trick from occurring again. But there’s a new game afoot to prevent Sanders from getting the nomination this time around as well. On-Target’s Larry Sparano explains in this conversation with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Tax The Rich? That’s Un-American!???

The latest polls are apparently showing an increase in support for Elizabeth Warren’s Tax-The-Rich economic plan. She says just a slight increase in taxes for the very wealthy would provide funding for many much-needed and justifiable social programs. Of course, conservative voices are calling that Socialism. Economist Richard Wolff says Warren has the right idea. And he adds that the notion that the rich deserve what they “made on their own” is myth. On-Target’s Larry Sparano discusses that myth with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

The Three Best Hopes for Democrats 2020?

Alternative Media Commentator Kim Iversen names Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang as the three Democrats who have the best chance of unseating Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Is she right? On Target’s Larry Sparano says partly yes, and partly no. He explains to Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

 

Bloomberg’s Chances: Worse Than a Snowball in Hell?

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is now testing the waters, and appears ready to toss his hat in the ring. Does he stand any chance of getting the Democratic nomination and becoming President in 2020? Here’s an exchange of opinions between On Target’s Larry Sparano and former AP newsman Bryant Thomas:

PA Women: ‘If Trump Shoots Somebody, You First Have to Ask Why!’

Why would a focus group of women in Pennsylvania be so loyal to Trump that they would not consider his shooting someone as reason enough to withdraw their support? On-Target’s Larry Sparano explains, in this exchange with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Debate Highlights: Was Tulsi Gabbard’s Moment the Best?

This week’s Democratic Debate gave the contenders for the Presidency opportunities to shine or fade, heading into the first primary contests. Who scored the best? And did the mainstream media get it right? That’s today’s topic between On Target’s Larry Sparano and Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Gerald Celente: What happens to the economy if Trump Isn’t Re-elected?

What will happen to the economy following the 2020 Presidential Election? Will it matter if Trump is re-elected, or defeated? And will it be “China’s Century” no matter what happens in America? Those are among the questions On Target’s Larry Sparano asked of famed Trends Forecaster Gerald Celente

Biden’s Baggage Too Heavy a Lift?

A number of polls still show Biden comfortably leading Democratic hopefuls in his quest for the nomination. But that may change as opponents highlight more and more the baggage Biden is dragging with him. And it’s not just as Obama’s vice-president As On-Target’s Larry Sparano explains, it stems back to his long career in the Senate. Here’s Larry in discussion with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Four Years Ago? –The Implications from Trump.

According to polls, a majority of Americans feel they are no better off now, economically, than they were four years ago, or before Trump took office. Does this spell defeat for Trump in 2020? On-Target’s Larry Sparano discusses that with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York: