In 1988 Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky published their influential work, “Manufacturing Consent.” One of the book’s features was the introduction of the ‘propaganda model,’ the Herman/Chomsky analysis of how powerful institutions shape news reporting to serve their interests. In this Project Censored Show, media scholar Rob Williams suggests how the propaganda model can be adapted and updated to address …
Mickey and Peter devote this week’s show to discussions about the media, including both critiques of corporate media and a briefing on the latest work from Project Censored. Their first guest, Rob Williams, speaks about fighting corporate fake news, and introduces his suggested additions to the ‘propaganda model’ set forth by Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman in 1988’s “Manufacturing Consent.” …
On “The Gary Null” today, Gray had a great health and healing segment and then Gary interviewed the two guest below.
The inflammatory factor underlying most cancers
Exercise can help reduce hot flashes
Could cinnamon help you prevent Alzheimer’s disease?
Why blueberries are an effective weapon in the war against Alzheimer’s disease
The rise of tart cherry as a medicinal food
Gary goes to break and plays this great oldie: Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman. Gary returns to pitch his great product greens and grains and oils,
and more. He does a quick music break again an plays this: Michael Jackson – Heartbreak Hotel
Lastly, here are the bios for our guests today:
Mark Hertzgaard is an American journalist who has been called “one of America’s finest reporters” by Barbara Ehrenreich. For the past twenty-five years, Mark has focused his investigations into the ecological fate of the earth, food security, poverty and agriculture. He also writes on the national security state. Mark is the environmental correspondent for The Nation and reports on ecological issues for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Time, Mother Jones, Die Zeit and other publications and appears as a regular commentator on PBS Morning Edition and Living on Earth. He has published six important books, including “Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.” His most recent is “Bravehearts: Whistle Blowing in the Age of Snowden.” His website is MarkHertsgaard.com
Joining Mark is John Crane. John is a former senior Pentagon investigator and a long time assistant to the Pentagon’s Inspector General in the office assigned to protect whistleblowers and person’s coming forth with complaints of wrongdoing. He is duly featured in Mark’s book Bravehearts, and gained whistleblower status himself for coming forth with information about how the Pentagon and NSA undermine the entire whistleblowing process and laws.
Roberto Lovato is an independent investigative journalist specializing in Latin American geopolitics, internal conflicts and border wars, asylum seekers and the US incarceration of immigrants, the war on drugs and climate change. He is a former research associate at the Center for Latino Policy Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, and a co-founder of the Latino online advocacy organization Presente.org. Earlier he was the executive director of the nation’s largest immigrant rights organization, Central American Resource Center and actively supported refugees and displaced communities during wartime El Salvador. He was also targeted for his efforts. Roberto’s research into post-Katrina migrant exploitation led to a congressional investigation. He is frequent contributor to The Nation, and his work appears in numerous publications including The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Der Spiegel, American Prospect, Mother Jones, Salon and others. He also frequently appears networks such as MSNBC, BBC, CNN, NPR and al-Jazeera. His websites are RobertoLovato.com and Presente.org
This article is part of The Nation’s 150th Anniversary Special Issue. Download a free PDF of the issue, with articles by James Baldwin, Barbara Ehrenreich, Toni Morrison, Howard Zinn and many more, here. If my grandfather were alive today, he’d be about 150 years old. I know what you’re thinking: with my youthful looks, neither the math nor the biology …