[Marxism] Edward Herman, 92, Critic of U.S. Media and Foreign Policy, Dies
pbond at mail.ngo.za
Wed Nov 22 18:10:46 MST 2017
Why does an ornery lad like this get to have this terribly silly
soundbite cited in both the NYT and Washington Post?
On 2017/11/23 12:58 AM, Louis Proyect via Marxism wrote:
> ... “If we consider mainstream media to be nothing but
> propagandistic,” said the author Todd Gitlin, a journalism and
> sociology professor at Columbia University, “we have no vocabulary
> left to condemn the likes of Fox News and Breitbart.”
And why is anti-imperialist resistance so difficult for this guy to
conceptualize? Ed always knew this terrain, even if he often despaired
at the adverse balance of forces.
> For example, he noted that the authors acknowledged that despite the
> supposedly omnipotent media propaganda system, “an active grass-roots
> oppositional movement with very limited media access” was pivotal in
> undermining President Ronald Reagan’s efforts to aid right-wing rebel
> groups in Nicaragua. But “the only explanation they offer for this
> apparent anomaly,” Professor LaFeber added, “is that the ‘system is
> not all-powerful.’ ”
If he were to have read attempts to undermine his political values in
establishment obits like this, I know Ed would have smiled and nodded.
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