Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Political Economy of the mass media

Noam Chomsky's lecture on the mass media.

Noam Chomsky - The Political Economy of the Mass Media - Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6JqFtDWfxI

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http://www.pdxjustice.org/#Chomsky15Mar1989B

"Voices from the Archive" lecture by Noam Chomsky, March 15, 1989 - "Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media" - Part 1 - Recorded at the Memorial Union Theater on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wisconsin.

Noam Chomsky - The Political Economy of the Mass Media - Part2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lobjJYXTJpQ

"Voices from the Archive" lecture by Noam Chomsky, March 15, 1989 - "Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media" - Part 2 - Recorded at the Memorial Union Theater on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wisconsin.

108,000 miss out on the dole


THE number of jobless Australians cut off from welfare after failing to meet appointments soared by almost 16,000 at the end of last year.
A government crackdown on bludgers saw 108,000 people suspended from benefits in the last three months of the year, after snubbing meetings with job services staff.
Those meetings are designed to help unemployed Australians look for work and prepare for job interviews.
About 21,600 of those cut off were Victorians, an increase on the previous three months of about 3000 people.
Under new rules that began last July, anyone who misses appointments with Centrelink without a valid excuse has welfare payments suspended.
Benefits are only reinstated once an unemployed person "re-connects" with jobs services staff and attends appointments.
Employment Participation Minister Kate Ellis says the new tactic appears to be working. A higher proportion of jobless Australians met requirements at the end of the year.
Social services groups warned last year the changes could hurt poor people who were struggling with commitments.

heraldsun.com.au 20 Apr 2012

Another fraud in the hands of the government and its agencies in which the corporate media are curiously quiet about.


There is a clear trend of one way reporting by the corporate media of fraud, but when the masses are defrauded there is an eerie silence.


The corporate media, is an offical government propaganda tool. If the reporting is not done to the satisfaction of authorities, then sanctions occur against the individuals concerned.