In his groundbreaking book Manufacturing Consent, Noam Chomsky along with Edward Herman laid out a propaganda model used to — well, manufacture consent often through ignorance.
However, the development in the Ukraine scandal have happened at the same time as Trump put troops in Saudi Arabia. While you are unable to do experiments in history, history was kind enough to give us an example of this. Notice how while the entire media was talking about Ukraine, almost no one is talking about Saudi Arabia.
Here are the number of articles 9/17/2019 over on Mediaite.com when various key terms are searched:
- Ukraine: 89 articles
- Impeachment: 42 articles
- Saudi Arabia: 0 articles
- Pentagon: 0 articles
- Troops: 0 articles
- Iran: 8 articles
According to Mediabiasfactcheck.com, Mediaite is a left-wing news outlet. While I still tend to not put much stock in a website that says The Huffington Post is to the left of Jacobin, it still is worth mentioning. Tell me, why is a left-wing news website not using this story as a way to further embarrass the Republican President?
Of course, Mediaite does not report on anything. It reports on others reporting on things. So rather this is the fault of Mediaite and not instead the fault of the rest of the media is really up to debate.
Controlled opposition FOX News host Tucker Carlson has not said anything regarding the Saudi Arabia troops story, nor has Senator Josh Hawley. I have no other way to describe this other than the Manufacturing of consent for the harm of the general public.
The mainstream media’s main bias is not liberal or conservative, it is bread and circus. While eating the bread and enjoying the circus is fine, make sure to see what they aren’t feeding you.