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:
Despite all the praise of all-things Obama from the liberal media, one of the brash new Democrats in Congress says it was all an illusion. And behind the “pretty face” and “polish,” was a president who, in many respects, conducted business as usual –in favor or war, Wall Street and the status quo. It’s much of the same type of business for which Trump is being constantly and intensely criticized. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minnesota) complaints against President Obama are detailed in a new Politico report. On-Target’s Larry Sparano gives reasons why he strongly agrees with her, in this discussion with Kent Garrett of WIOX New York:
Trump and Hannity, pictured above: That pretty much says it all about the incestuous relationship between Trump and Fox News. In a recent article in the New Yorker magazine Jane Mayer details that relationship, which she says is the closest we’ve come to official “State News.” Here’s a discussion on that article between On-Target’s Larry Sparano and Kent Garrett of Wiox Radio New York:
It looks like Jussie Smollett’s report of a racial attack will turn out to be the latest example of hoaxes which are increasing the racial divide in this country. Such hoaxes come from white and blacks, and from liberal and conservative perpetrators. Here’s Larry Sparano of On-Target in discussion with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:
The Political Theater of the Absurd has reached new lows, as Republicans, Conservatives and Fox News continue efforts to convince the public that Climate Change is a hoax. The roll-out of the Green New Deal by liberal Democrats is allowing Climate Change deniers new opportunities to depict as lunatics those who argue that Climate Change is real and is a dire threat to humanity. Here’s the latest discussion between On-Target’s Larry Sparano and Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York.